Upcoming Events: November 11, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

  • The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold an event in Chicago on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Michael Dobbs, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Goldfarb Fellow, will discuss the Hague trial of Ratko Mladic.
  • The Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the Netherlands School for Human Rights Research is hosting a research seminar entitled Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Vehicles for Social Justice? on Wednesday November 21st, from 09:30-13:00. This research seminar is meant for PhD candidates and other researchers working in the field of ESC rights. More information can be found here. There is an afternoon session open as well, and information about that can be found here.
  • From November 29, 2012 to December 01, 2012, The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, in partnership with the George Washington University School of Law and the Federal Trade Commission, is holding its biennial conference later this month. The theme of the conference is Re-Conceptualizing International Economic Law: Bridging the Public/Private Divide. Panels will address an array of issues in international economic law, including the role and development of the multilateral trading system, the World Trade Organization, foreign investment, bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, international development law, and international financial regulation. The conference organizers welcome all those interested in international law to attend the conference. A full program of events is available here (.pdf).
  • On December 4-5, 2012, Human Rights First will convene the inaugural Human Rights Summit: American ideals. Universal values, marking the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More information can be found here.
  • On January 18-19 2013, The School of Law of the University of Sheffield is presenting Doing Law Beyond the State: Research Methodologies in Comparative, EU and Public and Private International Law. An initial, “scoping workshop” brings together established and early-career scholars to have a “cross-generation” and cross-specialization dialogue. We will adopt a ‘what have we learned?’ approach, considering how the growing interest in method and importance of theory among traditional approaches to legal scholarship has important impacts on the academy and on legal practice. The preliminary program can be found here and registration information can be found here. There is an Early-Bird Rate until November 23 and a special rate for UACES members and PhD students as well.
  • The American Society of International Law has posted a number of upcoming events here.

Calls for Papers/Applications

  • The International Journal of Contemporary Laws and the International Council of Jurists are organizing Contemporalis 2012, 1st Legal Writing Competition on Contemporary Legal Issues. The hope to develop research writing instincts among the future generation of the research scholars. The contest is open to students of any nationality in any law degree program (undergraduate or graduate). The deadline for registration was November 5, 2012. Entries must be submitted by November 20, 2012.
  • Transnational Dispute Management has put out a call for papers on Art and Heritage Disputes. Selected authors will also be invited to present their research at the conference / workshop on Art and Heritage Law to be held on 24-27 March 2013 at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Paper proposals (i.e., abstracts) of up to 500 words should be submitted as soon as possible, before December 1, 2012. The Editors will select papers at their discretion. If selected, full papers of up to 5000 words including footnotes will be due by May 15, 2013. Publication is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • The Forced Migration Review invites submissions for a special issue on Fragile States. The deadline is Jan. 7, 2013.
  • The A38 Journal of International Law is currently soliciting submissions for Volume I, Issue 4, which will be published January 2013. Issue 4 will be devoted to “Diplomatic and Consular Immunities, Privileges and Protection under International Law.” The journal editors have “a strong preference for articles that assert and defend a well-reasoned position.” Submissions requested include articles (between 6,000-10,000 words including footnotes), short notes (3,000-6,000 words including footnotes), book reviews (1,000-2,000 words including footnotes), and commentaries (3,000-5,000 words including footnotes). Co-authored papers are welcome. Submissions are due by November 30, 2012.
  • The Hague Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming 2012 volume. The call can be found here. The deadline for submission is January 1, 2013.
  • The Asian International Economic Law Network has issued a call for papers for its Third Conference, which will be held on July 18 and 19, 2013 at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. The theme of the Conference is: The WTO at 20 and the Future of the International Law on Trade, Investment and Finance. The Call for Papers for this Conference concerns two different types of papers: (1) those for the kick-off panel discussion on the main theme (Panel 1) and the wrap-up panel discussion on the main theme (Panel 5), and (2) those for three thematic Panels on trade, investment and finance (Panels 2, 3 and 4). More information can be found here.
  • The Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on Teaching International Law Outside Law Schools, to be held at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on April 12, 2013. The call can be found here and abstracts of 300 words are due before January 6, 2013.
  • The Beijing Law Review has issued an open call for papers. More information can be found here.
  • ACUNS (Academic Council on the United Nations) offers a Dissertation Award to recognize students of extraordinary potential who are writing graduate-level dissertations on topics related to the United Nations system. Eligible candidates may be citizens of any country and must be at the dissertation-writing stage of a Ph.D., J.S.D. or LL.M. level and engaged in the writing stage of their program. Applications must be received in full by Thursday, January 31, 2013. Details can be found here.
  • Finally, submissions are being accepted for the second James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. The announcement can be found here.

Last week’s announcements can be found here. If you are organizing a conference or other event and would like to see the call for papers or the program announced on Opinio Juris, please contact us.

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