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Announcements: CfP Sociological Perspectives on International Economic Law and Human Rights Law; CfA Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East; CfP Environmental Crimes Law Conference; CfS State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law Conference

Published on August 18, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers – Research Workshop: Sociological Perspectives on International Economic Law and Human Rights Law. International law is rooted in communities, influencing and affected by social groups and their socio-cultural features. This fifth workshop on the sociology of international law focuses on various sociological aspects pertaining to international economic law and human rights law, as well as to interrelationships between these two major legal fields. It will take place at the European University Institute, 8 – 9 May 2020. Contributors will explore diverse interactions between sociological concepts (such as identity, socialization, collective memory, social control or frames) and broad range of legal rules and institutions in these spheres. Scholars and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts by 15 October 2019. For full details about the workshop’s theme and the application processes, please click here

2. Call for Abstracts: Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East. The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL), Coventry University and BIICL invite submissions for Abstracts for conference papers to be considered for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2019. Selected papers will be published in volume V AYBHRHL (2021) and will be invited to be presented at the conference. The conference will focus on the topic of Culture and Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Middle East, addressing culture and cultural heritage in times of peace and armed conflicts in the region. Further details can be found here.

3. Call for Papers: Environmental Crimes Law Conference. The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Resolution CentreJersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, is hosting an Environmental Crimes Law Conference on 31 October and 1 November 2019 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. The deadline for submissions is 30 August  2019. More information can be found here
 
4. Call for Submissions: The State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law Conference. The State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law Conference seeks to examine the concept of state accountability from three distinct perspectives: private law, public law, and international law. The conference will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law on 9 November 2019. We invite submissions that address the theme of state accountability, broadly construed, by way of wide-ranging topics. Please send an abstract of no more than 750 words and a short bio to the following email address: stateliabilityconference@gmail.com by 30 August 2019. Successful submissions will be notified by 8 September 2019, and will be invited to attend the conference’s official dinner. For more information see here, or email: stateliabilityconference {at} gmail(.)com.
 
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Announcement: ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Annual Workshop

Published on August 11, 2019        Author: 
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ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Annual Workshop. The ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Annual Workshop will take place on Friday, 6 December at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. If you have a work-in-progress that you would like to present, please send an abstract (or more if you prefer) to interest group co-chairs Andrew Kent and Kristina Daugirdas (akent {at} law.fordham(.)edukdaugir {at} umich(.)edu) by Friday, 6 September. Five or six papers will be selected. Preference will be given to papers that focus on U.S. courts, but all proposals are welcome. Please note that those whose papers are selected will need to submit a complete draft by 15 November for circulation to the other workshop participants. Following the selection of papers, ASIL will solicit volunteers to serve as commentators.

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Announcements: CfS Cambridge International Law Journal; AUWCL LLM in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Published on July 28, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal. The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for its ninth volume (issues to be published in June and December 2020). The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with current themes in international law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 30 September 2019 will be considered for Volume 9 Issue 1. Any articles submitted after this date will be considered for the following issues. For full submission instructions, please see here.  Submissions can be made for Volume 9 here. Alternatively, blog articles can be submitted here. Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors {at} cilj.co(.)uk.

2. American University Washington College of Law LLM in in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will be offering the LL.M. in residence program starting this fall. The program is designed to provide both solid doctrinal theoretical studies and practical skills. The curriculum will be focused on over 50 human rights doctrinal courses offered every year. In addition, American University Washington College of Law offers a curriculum based on experiential education that allows students to acquire hands-on experience through externships, internships and research opportunities with human rights faculty and other experts. Deadline to apply is 1 October, classes start January 2020.

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Announcements: Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order Conference; BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Published on July 21, 2019        Author: 
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1. Conference: ‘What Room for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order?’ On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019, the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL, Routledge) and the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) will host an international conference focusing on ‘military assistance on request’. Having regard to recent third-State interventions in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere, the conference seeks to explore the legal framework governing such interventions, including relevant uncertainties and shortcomings as well as proposals de lege ferenda. Separate expert panels will be devoted to the ‘authority’ to invite outside intervention on the one hand, and the permissibility of third-State intervention in situations of civil war on the other hand. Confirmed panelists include inter alia Prof. Anne Orford (University of Melbourne), Prof. Eliav Lieblich (University of Tel Aviv), Prof. Gregory Fox (Wayne State University), Prof. Raphaël Van Steenberghe (Université catholique de Louvain-la-neuve), Prof. Karine Bannelier-Christakis (Université Grenoble-Alpes), Prof. Erika De Wet (University of Pretoria and University of Bonn), Prof. Alonso Gurmendi-Dunkelberg (Universidad del Pacifico), and Prof. Christian Henderson (University of Sussex). The conference programme and registration link are available here.

2. BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. The BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, with funding from the BISA Postgraduate Network, is organising an interdisciplinary PGR workshop entitled ‘Militarisation and the Local in Peacekeeping: Ambition, Pragmatism and Adaptability’ to be held at City, University of London on 20 September 2019. The workshop is the first of a four part series incorporating practitioners as well as academics and will explore challenges to peacekeeping through the lens of the local. Approaches to peacekeeping operations are increasingly in tension between pragmatic approaches which seek realistically achievable outcomes and ambitious approaches rooted in humanitarian commitments and human rights. We have seen increasingly complex mandates, robust and militarised missions which may negatively affect the local. Topics of interest include how best to pursue human rights and to incorporate local needs, the effect of militarisation and counter-terrorism in peacekeeping mandates, and how these challenges impact human security and building peace. Please send abstracts (of no more than 250 words) to Alexander.Gilder {at} city.ac(.)uk and ss17sw {at} leeds.ac(.)uk no later than 31 July 2019. Further information, including travel bursaries and attendance, can be found here.

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Announcements: CfP German Yearbook of International Law; Rosalyn Higgins Prize

Published on July 7, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers, Volume 62 (2019) German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL) – Reminder. The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The Editors are pleased to call for contributions to the “General Articles” section of Volume 62 (2019) of the GYIL. Prior to publication, all manuscripts are independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. Submissions from all areas of public international law are welcome. The paper should be 10,000-12,500 words, inclusive of footnotes, and conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on our website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 September 2019 to the Assistant Editor of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de.

2. Rosalyn Higgins Prize – Reminder. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals now invites submissions for the Rosalyn Higgins Prize. In light of her outstanding and inspiring achievements in the field of international dispute settlement, the Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) has named a Prize in honour of H.E. Rosalyn Higgins. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either solely focusing on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online to maximize its dissemination. Competition for the Prize is open to all. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee. Submissions should be between 6.500 and 8.000 words in length, not yet published or under review elsewhere. Other submission requirements are the same as for regular LPICT submissions (instructions available here). Submissions now open! Deadline: 31 August 2019. All papers for consideration of the 2019 prize should be sent directly to Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (bodeaulivinec {at} gmail(.)com ) and Freya Baetens (freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no), LPICT Co-Editors-in-Chief. The winner(s) will be announced in September 2019.

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Announcement: Call for Proposals – International Economic Law and Security Interests

Published on June 30, 2019        Author: 
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Call for Proposals – International Economic Law and Security Interests: ACIL-ESIL Amsterdam Conference. On 14 – 15 November 2019, the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the International Economic Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law will host at the University of Amsterdam a Conference on International Economic Law and Security Interests. Besides a roundtable on adjudicating the security exception, the Conference will deal with the main areas of the topic over three axes: International Law and Security, including the history and interpretation of the security exception; Security Interests and International Economic Law, addressing the relationship between security interests and the legal regimes governing trade and investment; and, Emerging Security Issues, to discuss the impact of emerging concerns, such as cybersecurity, food security and energy security, over the legal framework governing transnational economic relations.

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Lund (Sweden); ILaW Discussion on ICC Decision in the Al-Bashir Case; CfP Exploratory Workshop on Constitutions of Value

Published on June 16, 2019        Author: 
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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Manuel Monteagudo Valdez on “The Singularity and Limitations of Contemporary International Economic Law” and on “Perspectives on International Economic Law: Searching for an Anthropological Approach” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Lund (Sweden). The Faculty of Law at Lund University intends to appoint full-time Professor of International Law and Human Rights with a starting date of 1 April 2020. Applications are to be submitted by 12 September 2019. The duties of the appointed professor include teaching on the professional law degree programme and on the international Master’s programme in International Human Rights Law (in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law), in the PhD-education, and within the Faculty’s distance learning and commissioned education courses. The further particulars can be accessed here.
 
3. ILaW Discussion on ICC Decision in the Al-Bashir Case. ILaW (International Law at Westminster), in co-operation with the ILSA at Westminster Chapter, is organising a rapid response event to discuss the recent decision of the International Criminal Court on head of state immunity in the Al-Bashir case. The event will take place on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 17.30 – 19.30 at the University of Westminster (4-12 Little Titchfield Street, Room 2.05C). It will gather scholars and practitioners to address the many contentious issues that are at the centre of the decision, taking into account customary international law, the mandate of the International Criminal Court in the fight against impunity, and the relationship between the Court and the UN. Register interest here
 
4. Call for Papers: Exploratory Workshop on Constitutions of Value. This workshop, which will take place 12 – 13 December 2019 at the University of Würzburg, has been convened by Isabel Feichtner (Würzburg) and Geoff Gordon (The Hague). This symposium intends to take a view of value not as exogenous to law and society, not merely something to be identified, promoted and protected by law. Rather, it will begin from a view of value, value production and measurement as endogenous. It is proposed to engage in a constitutional study of value that not only looks to the role of law, but also to the material dimensions of value production. The organisers seek to examine the ways in which value is (co-)constituted, structured and shaped by law, politics, science and technology, and thus hope to advance understanding of the foundational role of value in political economy as well as the law like effects of values and value measurements so constituted. For further information, see here
 
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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfS Trade, Law and Development

Published on June 9, 2019        Author: 
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1. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms Michelle Reyes Milk on “The Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals and their Legacy” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development invites original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’19 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 11, No. 2) in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments and Book Reviews. Manuscripts received pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be received for publication. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of TL&D has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail or ExpressO. For further information about the journal please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. Last date for submissions is 30 September 2019.

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Announcements: Workshop on The Paths of Change in International Law; Prosecution of International Crimes in the UK; CfP The Trials and Prospects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; CfP Conference on International Economic Law; CfP EU Trade Agreements and the Duty to Respect Human Rights Abroad

Published on June 2, 2019        Author: 
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1. Workshop on The Paths of Change in International Law. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on The Paths of Change in International Law in Geneva on 6 – 7 June 2019. The workshop is part of an ERC-funded research project on processes of informal change in the international legal order and asks how international law changes, how this change is registered among participants in legal discourses, and how the pathways of change differ across issue areas and sites of international legal practice. The workshop will bring together leading and rising scholars from different disciplines – law, international relations, and political sociology – to explore these issues in a small and interactive format. More information is available here

2. The Prosecution of International Crimes in the UK: Present Problems and Future Possibilities. 6.30pm Tuesday 18 June 2019, Hogan Lovells, Holborn, London EC1A 2FG. Various pieces of legislation have been enacted in the UK to allow those suspected of having committed international crimes to be prosecuted domestically; the most notable example of such legislation is the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which gives effect to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Despite this, the prosecution of individuals in UK courts for international crimes remains incredibly rare, with other countries, such as Spain, Germany and Sweden taking the lead on this issue. In light of recent reports that individuals suspected of playing key roles in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide may be prosecuted in the UK in the near future, this Human Rights Lawyers Association organised panel event will discuss why prosecutions for international crimes have been wanting thus far and examine whether there is a future for such prosecutions in UK courts. To RSVP for this free event, please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk.

3. Call for Papers: The Trials and Prospects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (Berlin, Germany), the Institute for Global Dialogue (Pretoria, South Africa) and the RECLAIM! Universal Human Rights Initiative (Germany, United States, and France) are pleased to announce their joint collaboration on an international call for papers on the trials and prospects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is the landmark document for the international human rights movement of the 20th century and remains its legal bedrock today. The aim of the multi-author publication is to share ideas that will make this document more effective in the world than it has been as a protector of human dignity and security. The publication will be revised and edited by experienced academics, and published as a free-to-the public .pdf formatted document – licensed as a CC-BY (Attribution only) Creative Commons. This will allow to inform a multiplicity of stakeholders about the UDHR and how its reaffirmation can address and effectively contribute to resolving the challenges of our times. The deadline for submitting papers is 24 June 2019. For further information, please read the call for papers  hereRead the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfA Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop; Feminist/Gendered Perspectives on Global Football Governance; CfP – Crisis of Multilateral International Order; Regional ILA Conference, Slovenia; Edinburgh Law School Teaching Fellow Vacancy; SOAS Executive Course in Public International Law; ELGS Summer Intensive; Chatham House Conference, The Legacy of Kofi Annan; CfP ILA Regional Conference

Published on May 26, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Abstracts: 3rd Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law. The deadline to submit an abstract for the 3rd Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law held from 20 – 21 September 2019 at the University of Hamburg is approaching.  Abstracts are accepted until 1 June 2019 to  workshop-PIL {at} uni-hamburg(.)de. For further information, see here.

2. Symposium on Feminist/Gendered Perspectives on Global Football Governance and FIFA. The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at NYU School of Law will host a symposium on 24 – 25 February 2020 to explore feminist/gendered perspectives on global football (soccer) governance and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The Symposium will aim to illuminate and nuance the relationship between gender and power within the transnational regulatory system that governs football (with FIFA at its helm); to identify specific gendered implications of existing governance structures, rules and procedures; and to consider innovative ideas for feminist reform or revolution. The deadline for abstracts is 15 July 2019. Further details about the symposium and submission process can be found here.

3. Call for Papers: The Crisis of Multilateral International Order: Causes, Dynamics and Consequences. The European Society of International Law, the Warsaw School of Economics, and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences have issued a call for papers for a conference on “The crisis of multilateral international order: causes, dynamics and consequences,”. The conference will take place on  22 – 23 November 2019, in Warsaw (Poland).  Paper proposals, no longer than 250 words, should be sent to Lukasz Gruszczynski (lukasz [dot] gruszczynski [at] gmail [dot] com), Marcin Menkes (marcin [dot] menkes [at] sgh [dot] waw [dot] pl) and Paolo D. Farah (paolo [dot] farah [at] glawcal [dot] org [dot] uk), not later than 12.00 CET on 5 July 2019. All submissions need to be accompanied by a short CV (no longer than 2 pages). Selected speakers are expected to submit extended outlines (8-10 pages) of their papers before the conference. The call, with all technical details, is available here.

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