Events and Announcements: February 10, 2013

Events and Announcements: February 10, 2013

 Calls for Papers

  • The 21st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (‘ANZSIL’) will take place from Thursday, 4 July 2013 to Saturday, 6 July 2013 at The Australian National University, Canberra with the theme of “Accountability and International Law” The conference will be hosted by the Centre for International and Public Law, ANU College of Law. The Conference Organizing Committee now invites proposals for papers to be presented at the Conference. Call for Papers – Deadline 14 February 2013. More information can be found here (.pdf). Additionally, a Post-Graduate Research Students Seminar will be held Wednesday 3 July 2013. Abstracts are due 14 February 2013 as well. That information can be found here (.docx).
  • The Australian Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in collaboration with the Fondazione Lelio e Lisli Basso ISSOCO, Rome, Italy has issued a call for papers for an expert seminar on Peoples’ Tribunals and International Law. The seminar will be held on 27-28 September 2013 in Rome. The seminar will bring together 10-12 scholars or other experts from different disciplines to examine a number of general themes about the nature and impact of peoples’ tribunals over the last half century, and to critically examine the operation of a number of specific tribunals. Papers are invited from scholars working in any relevant discipline, including law, political science, history, anthropology, sociology and other disciplines. Paper proposals should address a specific theme or a particular tribunal. More information can be found here. One-page proposals and CVs are due by March 11, 2013.
  • The McCoubrey Centre for International Law at the University of Hull is hosting a two-day conference for research students and early career scholars on 4-5 July 2013. The theme of the conference is “Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Towards Responsible Use of International Law?” (.docx) July 4-5, 2013, at the McCoubrey Centre for International Law, University of Hull. Panels will be chaired by leading academics, who will also act as discussants. Interested participants should provide an abstract of no more than 500 words by the 18th of March. More information can be found here.
  • Alternate Routes, a journal of critical social research, requests papers on the environment and prospects for social change. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: ongoing theoretical debates; increasing ocean acidity; species decline; rising carbon emissions; more intense natural disasters; deforestation; desertification; resources extraction; poverty; environmental migration and displacement; “overpopulation”; economy and ecology; the weakening of international and national environmental laws and protections; alternative technologies (e.g. solar, tidal, wind, biofuels); food and water security; lobbying efforts by oil and multi-national companies to counter climate science; alternatives to (neoliberal) capitalism; social justice activism and the prospects for change. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
  • The Common Law Review seeks submissions concerning European Union Law. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following: judicial dialogue between the ECJ and national courts; defining the competences in the EU; principles of conferral, subsidiarity, and proportionality; the ECJ as an arbiter of inter-state disputes; and the selection and appointment of judges to the CJEU. Additional topics can be found at the European Union Law link above. The deadline for submission is October 2, 2013.


  • NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law will host a conference on “Forum Shopping in the International Commercial Arbitration Context” from 28 February to 2 March 2013.
  • The American Branch of the International Law Association will hold an “International Law Weekend West” on March 2, 2013 at the University of Denver with the theme: “International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century” More information can be found here.
  • From March 13-16, 2013, the German Society of International Law will host its 33rd bi-annual at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland. The conference will focus on the “Hybridisation of legal systems” on the one hand and “Immunity”. More information is found in German here.

Last week’s announcements can be found here. If you would like to post an announcement on Opinio Juris, please contact us.

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