Events and Announcements: February 24, 2013

by An Hertogen


On March 22, The Vermont Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society and The International Law Society at Vermont Law School are organizing Reaching Critical Mass: International and U.S. Law in the Wake of Modern Exigencies. The conference will explore the delicate balance between combating modern security threats, observing international law, and protecting human rights and civil liberties. Registration is here.

Calls for Papers

  • The Asian Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its  4th Biennial Conference, Asia and International Law in the Twenty-First Century: New Horizons, which will be hosted by the Indian Society of International Law in New Delhi, from November 14-16, 2013. More information can be found here. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2013. A half-day student workshop on research in international law will be held the day before the conference. More information about this event can be found here
  • The American Society of International Law’s International Law and Technology Interest Group (ILTechIG) is calling for papers addressing an issue at the intersection of international law and technology for its inaugural works-in-progress workshop, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Possible topics might include, for example, the regulation of data and privacy in trade regimes; the use of new technologies in warfare; technological challenges affecting environmental regulation; the regulation of cyberspace; the role of technology in advancing human rights; or the effect of technology on the practice of international law. Those interested in presenting should e-mail an abstract of not more than one page by March 1, 2013. Proposals should indicate the author’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation and describe the anticipated state of the paper at the time of the conference (i.e., published or unpublished, complete or incomplete). To defray the cost of meals during the workshop, participants will be asked to pay a conference fee: $50 for ASIL members and $65 for non-members. A discounted rate of $55 is available for public sector non-member attendees.
  • The Melbourne Journal of International Law invites submissions analysing contemporary jurisprudential questions raised by ‘the state’ and ‘sovereignty’ for its focus issue to be published in November 2013. Articles should be in the vicinity of 8 000 to 20 000 words in length and be an original and detailed contribution to international law scholarship. Commentaries explore recent developments in a specific field of international law and their practical applications, and should be between 5 000 and 8 000 words in length. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. More information on the submission process can be found 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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