Events and Announcements: August 11, 2013

by An Hertogen


  • The Goettingen Journal of International Law, Europe’s first student-run peer-reviewed journal in the field of international law, has released a special Issue on “The Law and Politics of Indigenous Peoples in International Law“. The eight selected articles are available on A completely modernized version of the journal’s web page was launched in July, too.

Calls for Papers

  • The Goettingen Journal of International Law is accepting submissions addressing general international law as well as contributions emanating from specialized branches of international law such as international criminal law, international humanitarian law, or international economic law. Submissions are classified as general articles consisting of about 15.000 words or articles on current developments consisting of about 6,000 to 15,000 words. Contributions are generally published within six months after their submission.
  • The Goettingen Journal of International Law has also issued a special call for papers for its Annual Student Essay Competition. This year’s topic is Principles of International Criminal Law. The deadline is November 15, 2013. More information is here.
  • 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 Faculty of Law of the University of Trento (Italy) is organizing a Young Scholars Workshop on the decolonization of Africa under international law, entitled “Africa 2013 – Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process? The International Law Perspective“. Fifty years after the establishment of the OAU, the goal is to address the fundamental research question of whether and to what extent formal independence has released African States from patterns of dominance by former colonial powers. The Workshop will take place on December 6-7, 2013 and will be divided into four sessions: a) Use of Force; b) International Economic Law; d) International Criminal Justice and Human Rights; e) Circulation of Legal and Institutional Models. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 22, 2013. More information is here.

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