Events and Announcements: November 30, 2013

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • December 1, 2013, is the deadline for applications for the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be held at the University of Melbourne on July 7, 8 and 9, 2014. Regrettably, no applications can be received after this date, and full details of the application process and requirements are here.
  • The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly, an online journal based at the National Law University, Jodhpur, India, is calling for papers for its fourth issue. More information is here.
  • On June 5-6, 2014, Edge Hill University (Omskirk, UK) is hosting a two-day
    international workshop. The event will focus on the legal phenomenon of cross-fertilization between international criminal law and human rights principles developed by specialized supranational bodies. The goal is to critically assess the manner in which widely-recognized standards of human rights have been used (or misused) by international criminal tribunals. Proposals are welcomed on topics specified in the call for papers. Interested participants should e-mail an abstract of up to 500 words and a CV by February 15, 2014. Speakers will be informed of acceptance by March 1.
  • The College of Law, Qatar University and the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association are co-organizing an international conference focusing on ‘The Syrian Crisis and International Law’. The conference is scheduled to take place on February 25-26, 2014 in Doha (Qatar). Invited speakers will include academics, diplomats, activists and legal practitioners who will discuss different aspects of International Law applicable to the Syrian crisis. The conference aims to not only revisit the tragic events that have occurred but also, most importantly, to think ahead in the quest for peace and justice. The overall objective is to exchange ideas and suggestions on the future of the rule of law in Syria. Interested participants should submit an abstract (800 words maximum) summarizing their argument and ideas that they intend to develop in their presentation. Abstracts should be sent to Dr Yaser Khalaileh or to Dr Adamantia Rachovitsa by December 30, 2013. More information is here.


  • The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University and the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdiscipinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, are jointly offering an Executive Course on “Counterterrorism in the 21st Century” at Syracuse University’s new Fisher Center in New York City.  More information is here.
  • The Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition is a unique trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) competition established to train law students how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations.The 19th Annual Competition will take place from May 18-23, 2014 in Washington, DC and the theme of the Competition is “Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law“. Since its inception in 1995, the yearly Competition has trained over 2500 students and faculty participants from over 252 universities throughout the Americas and beyond. Written on a cutting-edge topic currently debated within the Inter-American system, the hypothetical case operates as the basis of the competition, and students argue the merits of this case by writing legal memoranda and preparing oral arguments for presentation in front of human rights experts acting as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. To learn more about the Competition, please visit the website  Registration is now open for the 2014 competition. Should you have any questions regarding the Competition, please do not hesitate to contact the Coordinator by email at or by phone at +1-202-274-4215.

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