1. Call for Papers: The International Law of Military Operations – Mapping the Field. Military deployments in the territory of other States are subject to a diverse range of rules under international law. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to refer to these rules as ‘operations law’ or the ‘international law of military operations’. The purpose of this conference, from 21 – 23 June 2016, in Exeter, UK, is to develop our understanding of the international law of military operations from a comparative and practical perspective. It is with great pleasure that the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and Exeter Law School invite subject matter experts to submit their proposals for presenting a paper at the conference. See here for further information on particular topics of interest and the submission process. Proposals must be submitted by 8 April 2016.
2. BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner 2016. The BIICL Annual Lecture and Dinner will take place on 21 March 2016 at the Law Society in London. The lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE, Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales, on the subject:’Water for All? Developing a Human Right to Water in National and International Law’. The lecture will be chaired by the President of BIICL, The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC. The lecture is followed by a networking drinks reception and an optional dinner is available to those attendees looking to extend their evening. David Anderson QC will deliver a speech during dinner entitled ‘Responding to Terrorism’. David’s speech will touch on the UK’s response to the terrorist threat, drawing on his personal observations as Independent Reviewer. Find out more and book online here.
3. Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2016. The HIELC 2016 will take place on 15-16 April 2016 under the title “A Sea Change for Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance”. High ranking experts from all over the world will address the fragile balance between the economically efficient use of ocean resources and the preservation of the ocean’s ecosystem in their presentations and in the subsequent working groups. Furthermore, the conference offers a forum to international and interdisciplinary academics and practitioners to share their insights. For further information and registration, please see here.