Events and Announcements: August 4, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey


  • A conference to mark the 70th anniversary of the War Crimes Commission is being held September 10-11, 2013 at SOAS in London entitled: Reinforcing Human Rights Standards: Lessons from the United Nations War Crimes Commission. You can register here.
  • The Moot Court Association of Government Law College in association with the D.M. Harish foundation is pleased to announce the 15th D.M. Harish Memorial- Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, scheduled to be held from February 6-9, 2014. More information can be found here. The schedule can be found here, the registration information here and a list of past participating institutions here.


  • The Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism at Syracuse University is offering Cybersecurity Law & Policy Online, a fully online course for those working on information assurance, safe harbor, IT risk, and similar topics. The course runs from Sept. 23 to Nov. 10, 2013. Application deadline is Sept. 16, 2013.
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law presents International Law in Practice on Sept. 23-26, 2013. The course will provide a broad introduction to key issues in international and comparative law – from public to private and from commercial to human rights. For more information  contact the BIICL Events team at eventsregistration[@] or call +44 (0)20 7862 5168.
  • Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law has been announced. The Forum is designed to assist junior faculty, i.e., those within the first six years of their academic careers, with their research by staging an annual competition in which six to nine individuals will be selected and asked to make presentations to the Forum in a given year: these presentations will then be paired with senior international legal scholars, who will comment on each of the presentations given to the Forum, so that the papers are eventually worked up and prepared for publication in the European Journal of International Law. The third Forum will be convened at the University of Melbourne on July 7, 8 and 9, 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2013. Further particulars of the process are now available on the website here.

Call for Papers

  • Abstracts are invited for the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, to be held December 2-3, 2013 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The conference aims to provide a forum for postgraduate students to present and receive feedback on their work and to network with other researchers working in their area. The theme of the conference is “Law, Individual, Community”. We invite papers from all areas of law and related fields, including but not limited to commercial law, constitutional law, criminal law, critical approaches to law, human rights, intellectual property law, international law, legal theory, and medical law. Abstracts of no more than 300 words and 3-5 keywords are to be submitted to EdLawPhDConference [at] gmail [dot] com, together with a short biographical note (approx. 100 words) on the author. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 15, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by early September.
  • The AALS Section on International Law has issued a call for papers for its program at the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City. The topic is International Law-Making and the United Nations. The call is here and the deadline for submission is September 10, 2013.
  • The 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security will be held at Purdue University, in West Lafayette Indiana on 24-25 March. The conference aims to attract researchers from around to globe to discuss various aspects of cyber warfare and security. The call for papers closes on the 2nd September and the full call for papers can be see here.
  • The Editorial Board of Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law Quarterly (CALQ) is inviting submissions for Vol.1 No.3 from legal academicians, professionals and students.The submission deadline is September 30, 2013 and more information can be found here.
  • For the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, a new peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law relating to security issues, such as International Humanitarian Law or International Criminal Law, a call for papers has been issued. For more information, click here. The first deadline for submission is January 31, 2014 for papers and 28 February 2014 for book reviews.

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

One Response

  1. Some international law and politics folks might be interested in the latest draft of my bibliography on the “ethics, economics, and politics of global distributive justice,” found here:

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