Announcements: Workshop on the Use of “Authorities” in International Dispute Settlement; CfP – Solidarity and the Promotion of Peace and Security

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1. Workshop on the Use of “Authorities” in International Dispute Settlementc. Young scholars and PhD candidates interested in empirical methods in international law are invited to submit expressions of interest for this workshop on the use of “authorities” in international dispute settlement. The workshop will not involve the publication of papers, although works-in-progress will be discussed by the participants. By bringing together young and established scholars using empirical methods, this workshop aspires to provide inspiration and practical guidance. The workshop, funded by the British Academy, is organised by Dr Michael Waibel and will take place on 20 March 2017, at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. Expressions of interest shall be sent to Damien Charlotin (dc655 {at} by 10 January 2017 with a description of your research interests and how they relate to the theme of the workshop, plus a CV with a list of publications. The organizer will let applicants know by 20 January 2017 about the outcome of their application. 

2. Call for Papers: Solidarity and the Promotion of Peace and Security. The ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security will submit a proposal for a panel on “Solidarity and the Promotion of Peace and Security” during the 13th ESIL Annual Conference in Naples (7 – 9 September 2017). This panel will invite papers that address the following questions: 1. What is the nature and what are the ethical foundations of the principle of solidarity? 2. What are the implications of the constitutional reading of the principle of solidarity? 3. What specific responsibilities are attached to the principle of solidarity?; 4. How does solidarity contribute to the effective realisation of public goods? 5. What are the specific expressions of solidarity in the fields of jus ad bellum and jus in bello? Please submit an abstract in PDF (in English or French) of no more than 800 words by 24:00 on 16 January 2017 (London-UK time) to: theodore.christakis@univ-grenoble-alpes.frstarski {at} mpil(.) Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision no later than 27 January 2017.  The following information must be provided with each abstract: the author’s name, contact details, affiliation and as well as brief CV listing relevant publications.

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