Events and Announcements: April 7, 2013

Events and Announcements: April 7, 2013

Calls for papers

  • In case you haven’t seen it yet, we have just launched our own call for papers aimed at LL.M, Ph.D and S.J.D students to participate in our New Voices symposium starting in July. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013.
  • The Forced Migration Review invites submissions for a special issue on Detention and Deportation. Submissions are due April 15, 2013. See the call here.
  • 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.

Upcoming events

  • The Sydney Centre for International Law is a holding a conference entitled Facing Outwards: Australian Private International Law in the 21st Century on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A conference flyer may be found here. For further information and registration, click here.
  • The Spring Conference of the International Law Association (British Branch) which will take place in Oxford on April 12 and 13. The theme of the conference is “The Changing Face of Global Governance: International Institutions in the International Legal Order”. The conference will explore the changing nature of international institutions and their impact on international governance, international law-making and law-enforcement. Papers address the role of international institutions in a wide range of areas, including the maintenance of peace and security, international economic law, environmental law, law of the sea, international criminal law, as well as the regulation of technology and health. The Keynote Lecture and Inaugural Oxford Global Justice Lecture will be delivered by Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel.
  • Golden Gate University will host its Annual Fulbright Conference on April 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California, with the theme International Law in a Multipolar World. This event which will bring together some of the region’s leading experts and scholars in international law. In addition, some Fulbright scholars have accepted invitations to attend or present at this event. Dr. Michael C. van Walt van Praag, will deliver the keynote address. Register online here.
  • The inaugural London International Boundary Conference will take place on 18 and 19 April 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Speakers at the Conference are among the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the effective resolution of territorial disputes. They will examine recent developments in disputed “hotspots” around the world, and discuss new and emerging ideas for the resolution and management of territorial disputes, from legal, geopolitical, technical, commercial and other viewpoints. The Conference will also run a half-day technical workshop at King’s College London on the afternoon of 17 April 2013, offering a practical introduction to maritime limits and boundaries. For further details (including speakers, pricing and registration), click here.
  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, presents Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Friday, April 19, 2013.
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is organising its 13th Annual WTO Conference on May 15-16, 2013. The programme is available here.
  • The Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway, will hold its inaugural Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization from July 8-12, 2013. The inaugural year’s subtopic is Defining and Promoting Human Rights of Migrants in an Era of Globalization.The School is open to practitioners, journalists, NGOs, and students interested in the contemporary challenges of migration and human rights protection. During the five days of intensive lectures, delivered by leading specialists in the field, students will be provided with a detailed working knowledge of the issues through presentations, readings and class discussions which will include a component on research and advocacy skills. Participants will have an opportunity to propose their research ideas, advocacy or field experience for discussion with specialists and fellow participants, but you can register for the Summer School without submitting an abstract. The deadline for abstracts or for registration is May 31, 2013. Other summer schools on offer are on the International Criminal Court (June 17-21, 2013) and on Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (June 27 – July 6, 2013, applications due by April 30).

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


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