Events and Announcements: July 14, 2013

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 2014 edition on the topic of Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law. Abstracts, between 300-500 words in length, should be sent to nyil [at] asser [dot] nl by August 15, 2013, accompanied by a short resume. Successful applicants will be informed by late August, and must submit their papers of around 8000 words by March 31, 2014. Any queries may be directed to the managing editor of the NYIL, Monika Ambrus. More information can be found here.
  • Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai is calling for papers from the student and legal fraternity, professors, practitioners  and scholars for its 5th Government Law College International Law Summit 2014 from January 31 to February 2, 2014. The Summit will be an amalgamation of lectures, panel discussion, two novel competitions and the Call for papers Competition. The papers should be on this edition’s theme, namely International Investment Law. The authors of the selected papers will get an opportunity to present their papers at the Summit, and will be published in the SPIL International Law Review 2014. More information can be found here.
  • In an attempt to facilitate legal studies, Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai also publishes a legal magazine called the ‘International Law Annual’, its yearly publication. The International Law Annual comprises literature on the myriad aspects of International Law through an engaging confluence of short articles, analytic works on landmark cases, interviews with legal luminaries on contemporary issues, discussions and analysis on international legislation, and book reviews. Accordingly, SPIL, Mumbai calls for short articles and essays from the student and legal fraternity, professors, practitioners and scholars across the wide spectrum of Public International Law. SPIL welcomes original academic work on contemporary developments in Public International Law in keeping with the following guidelines for publication in the International Law Annual, 2014. More information can be found here.
  • On November 14–15, 2013, the University of Michigan Law School will host the Second Annual ASIL–ESIL–Rechtskulturen Workshop on International Legal Theory. This year’s theme is ‘Politics and Principle in International Legal Theory’. The deadline for the submission for abstracts is July 21, 2013. More information is available here.


  • The ICRC and ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict are hosting an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the ICRC and the Lieber Code, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross historical building, 430 17th Street NW, Washington DC. The event features John Fabian Witt, author of Lincoln’s Code, and Brigadier General Tom Ayers, Assistant Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, talking about the progression of the law of war over the past 150 years. Jennifer Daskal will moderate the panel discussion of the progression of the law of war over the past 150 years of the ICRC’s existence. RSVP: icrcevents [at] gmail [dot] com.

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