Events and Announcements: January 6, 2013
- On January 10-11, 2013, The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, in cooperation with the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host a symposium entitled The Boundaries of the Battlefield: A Critical Look at the Legal Paradigms and Rules in Countering Terrorism with the aim of discussing the contours of various approaches states take against non-state actors with the goal of countering terrorism. Specifically, the two-day symposium will address issues related to uses of force and how these may affect and define the geographic and temporal scope and limitations of the laws of armed conflict in relation to counterterrorism. Besides this main theme, which operates within the armed conflict paradigm, this conference will also discuss and assess the law-enforcement paradigm. For more information, please see the event website. The conference program can be found here (.pdf) and you can register here.
- Also on January 10, 2013, The American Bar Association Section of International Law will host, in cosponsorship with the American Society of International Law and the George Washington University School of Law, a special webcast with the Office of the Legal Adviser. You can attend the program in person at George Washington University Law School or from the convenience of your desk, by webcast or teleconference. Registration costs $15. Law students may sign up for the webcast for free.
- The International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (ICTIG) of the American Society of International Law welcomes ASIL’s 2009 Manley O. Hudson Medalist, for Leading Figures in International Dispute Resolution Series: A Conversation with Judge Charles N. Brower on January 17, 2013. Brower will discuss his practice at the bar during 30 years in the fields of public international law and international dispute resolution.
- The Institute for Globalization and International Regulation at Maastricht University will host Treatment Equal or No-Less Favourable of Citizens in a Globalising World: The National Treatment Principle in a EU and International Context on January 31-February 1, 2013.
- On February 22, 2013, the Southwestern Journal of International Law will host a symposium on The Future of Children in International Law. The program can be found here.
Calls for Papers
- The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the ASIL Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 15-16, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The title of the Research Forum is “International Law and Dispute Resolution: Challenges in the Asia Pacific.” The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to international law with a focus on the Asia Pacific. Paper proposals must be submitted electronically by January 20, 2013 to ila [at] nccu [dot] edu [dot] tw. For additional information, please refer to the Research Forum website.
- The University of The Gambia Law Faculty will publish its first Student Law Review in September 2013. Submissions from students, academics and law professionals are welcomed. This is a call for papers with a human rights focus. 300-word abstracts are due no later than 12.00 noon January 20 2013. The final article will be 5,000 words including footnotes (OSCOLA) and will need to be submitted by 1 May 2013. With questions and to submit abstracts, please contact Fiona Batt (F [dot] Batt [at] utg [dot] edu [dot] gm).
- The School of Law, Queen Mary University of London presents the 4th Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference: Reinvigorating Legal Thought in Times of Change June 6, 2013. Abstracts are due Feb. 6, 2013.
- The Ninth Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference welcomes submissions. The conference will be hosted by the graduate students at Cornell University Law School in Ithaca, New York on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2013. The program will consist of several panels throughout the day featuring 3-4 panelists each. Each panelist will provide a ten to fifteen minute presentation of his or her paper topic after which there will be input from the other panelists and conference attendees. Abstract submissions should be received by January 18, 2013. Click for the call for papers.
- The Berlin-based Postdoctoral Program Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison invites scholars to apply for seven postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013/2014. “Fellowships begin on 1 October, 2013 and will end on 31 July, 2014. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided.” Applications will be accepted Jan. 10-24, 2013. Please find the call for applications here.
- A special issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law is now available, for a limited time, free online. Entitled All Hands on Deck: Mobilizing Climate Change Action Beyond the UNFCCC, this special issue contains 6 articles by prominent legal scholars and practitioners. Attention is drawn to the potential of other international institutions to complement the UNFCCC in its efforts to scale up climate change mitigation ambition under the Durban Platform. The contributions to the issue examine a variety of venues, including other multilateral environmental institutions, human rights mechanisms, international trade talks, and small groupings of like-minded countries, and explore how actions under these institutions could contribute to the UNFCCC’s objectives.
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