Events and Announcements: August 27, 2017

by Jessica Dorsey

Call for Papers

  • Call for Papers – Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Association of Constitutional Law invite the submission of abstracts for a one day conference on “Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism”, taking place at the Asser Institute in The Hague on 14 December. The organisers seek papers that are characterised by a critical legal reflection, that make an explicit link to the concept of human dignity and human security, and that think out of the box. Abstracts (of maximum 1000 words) should be submitted to Dr. Christophe Paulussen, c [dot] paulussen [at] asser [dot] nl, by 23 September 2017. Please include your name, e-mail address and a CV. Full papers (of around 10,000 words, including footnotes) are to be submitted by 1 March 2018. Dr. Christophe Paulussen and Prof. Martin Scheinin will make the final selections, and will later edit the full papers to be published by T.M.C. Asser Press and distributed by Springer in March 2019.For more information on the submission guidelines visit our website.

Announcements

  • On September 11, ASIL will hold a live webcast  on, “International Law and the Trump Administration: The Use of Force.” Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway will be joining us for this discussion. The webcast will be streamed live at 11:30 AM ET and will then be made available on our website and youtube page. More information is available at www.asil.org/trump.
  • On 26 and 27 October, the Conference on the Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication will take place in The Hague, co-organised by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Oslo University) and the Europa Instituut (Leiden University). ‘Unseen actors’ are central to the ‘institutional makeup’ of international courts and tribunals as registries and secretariats, law clerks and legal officers may exert varying levels of influence on the judicial process. At this conference, legal and political science scholars and members of adjudicatory institutions will consider and discuss the legitimacy of assigning ‘unseen actors’ certain roles in the judicial process as well as the implications thereof for the dispute settlement mechanism as such. The Conference Programme and link for registration are now available here . For more information, please email Prof. dr. Freya Baetens at freya.baetens@jus.uio.no .
  • The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.  Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration — the prize is awarded to the best submission in each of these two categories. Criteria: Any work in the English language published during 2017 or whose publication is in final proof at the time of submission may be nominated for this prize.  Works that have already been considered for this prize may not be re-submitted.  Entries may address topics such as the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during international and non‑international armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the law of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement, occupation law, peace operations, counter‑terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. Other topics bearing on the application of international law during armed conflict or other military operations are also appropriate. Eligibility: Anyone may apply for the article or book prize.  For those in academia or research institutions, the prize is open to those who are up to 8 years post-PhD or JD or those with up to 8 years in an academic teaching or research position. Membership in the American Society of International Law is not required.  Multi-authored works may be submitted if all the authors are eligible to enter the competition.  Submissions from outside the United States are welcomed. Submission: Submissions, including a letter or message of nomination, must be received by 10 January 2018.  Three copies of books must be submitted.  Electronic submission of articles is encouraged. Authors may submit their own work.  All submissions must include contact information (e‑mail, fax, phone, address) and relevant information demonstrating compliance with eligibility criteria.  The Prize Committee will acknowledge receipt of the submission by e‑mail. Printed submissions must be sent to: Professor Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia  30322, USA. Electronic submissions must be sent to: Lblank[at]emory.edu. Please indicate clearly in the subject line that the email concerns a submission for the Lieber Prize. Prize: The Selection Committee will select one submission for the award of the Francis Lieber Prize in the book category and one in the article category. The Prize consists of a certificate of recognition and a year’s membership in the American Society of International Law.  The winner of the Lieber Prize in both categories will be announced at the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting in April 2018.

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