Events and Announcements: November 17, 2013

Events and Announcements: November 17, 2013

Calls for Papers

  • The International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law will hold a works-in-progress workshop on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, 2014, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  Authors interested in presenting a paper at the workshop can submit an abstract to David Gartner, Justin Jacinto, and Julian Arato by the end of the day on December 2. Abstracts should be a couple of paragraphs long but not more than one page. Papers should relate to the topic of international institutions and governance.  Papers should not yet be in print so that authors will have time to make revisions based on the comments from the workshop. More information is here.
  • The Transitional Justice Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Minerva Center for Human Rights and Faculty of Law is organizing an international conference on Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience. The conference seeks to explore the role of civil society in developing and implementing transitional justice processes, particularly in the context of ongoing conflicts. The conference, the third in the series of Annual Minerva Jerusalem Conferences on Transitional Justice, is scheduled for May 25-26, 2014, in Jerusalem. The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 31, 2013. Applicants should receive notification of the committee’s decision by the end of January 2014. Short drafts of 7,000-10,000 words based on the selected proposals will be expected by 1 May 2014. More information is here.


  • On December 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in BG Group v. Argentina, the first ever investment arbitration case to come before the Court. Prof. George Bermann, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law; Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Columbia Law School, and Chief Reporter for the forthcoming American Law Institute, Restatement (Third) of the United States Law of International Commercial Arbitration and Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Partner, Clifford Chance and formerly Abogado, Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación, Solicitor General’s Office, Republic of Argentina, will discuss the case and oral argument the very same day, mere moments after the argument has ended from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. (Metro Center Metro Station). Janis Brennan, Partner at Foley Hoag LLP and Vice-Chair, D.C. Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee, will moderate the program. This luncheon program is sponsored by the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Law Section, in co-sponsorship with The American Society of International Law Howard M. Holzmann Research Center for the Study of International Arbitration and Conciliation and the Washington Foreign Law Society, and in cooperation with the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and the International Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. More information and registration is here.
  • Online registration for the joint American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting and International Law Association (ILA) Biennial Conference, to be held April 7-12, 2014, in Washington, DC, is now available here. Through January 31, 2014, registration fees are significantly discounted. For the first time, ASIL and the American Branch of the International Law Association are partnering to host the ILA Biennial Conference together with the ASIL Annual Meeting, forming a single, joint gathering, representing a unique and historic convening of the international law community. The week’s events, organized around a theme of “The Effectiveness of International Law,” will include keynotes by leading figures in the field; meetings of ILA Committees and Working Groups; more than 40 program sessions featuring panels, debates, and roundtable discussions on current issues in the field; ASIL Interest Group meetings, ASIL’s annual Women in International Law Interest Group Luncheon and Hudson Medal Luncheon; and a Gala dinner, receptions and networking opportunities.
  • The Antonio Cassese Initiative is pleased to invite you to a conference on A New Approach on Human Rights in Mexican Criminal Proceedings, in Mexico City on November 28-29, 2013. More information is here.

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

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