19 May Events and Announcements: May 19, 2019
Utrecht University Summer Schools
This summer, Utrecht University is offering three Summer Schools on international law. Everyone is welcome to register for these Summer Schools. They are coordinated by Otto Spijkers. For more information you can also contact him (o [dot] spijkers [at] uu [dot] nl).
Introduction to Public International Law
The Public International Law course will look at the role of international law in responding to today’s global challenges. Together, we will examine the nature and function of international law, its sources and subjects, international dispute settlement, questions of jurisdiction and immunities, as well as international security law, and the functioning of international organisations, in particular the United Nations. See here for more information.
Introduction to the International Law of the Sea
Oceans are essential for maintaining life on earth. Their resources are increasingly important to the world economy; 90% of international trade is seaborne. The current regime for the oceans is built on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (LOSC). This framework convention divides the oceans in coastal state maritime zones and international areas. In all these areas the legal regime seeks to maintain a balance between the rights, interests and obligations of individual states and the international community’s interests. In this course, an intro is provided to the law that regulates the oceans. See here for more information.
Law and Sustainability
Students will learn how issues of sustainability are dealt with in the legal order at the international, national and EU levels. The summer school will address how the law can buttress sustainability but also how it can create obstacles to the realisation of sustainability objectives. Issues to be addressed may include: introduction to environment and climate change law; the legal nature and content of the Sustainable Development Goals; human rights based approach to environmental issues (e.g. human right to water); sustainable use of natural resources, such as freshwater, the oceans, the atmosphere; and the economic dimensions and opportunities of sustainability. See here for more information.
Call for Papers
- The Palestine Yearbook of International Law is now inviting submissions of scholarly articles for publication for its next volume, XXII (2019). This is a general call for papers. As such, the editors encourage the submission of scholarly pieces of relevance to public international law, including but not necessarily in relation to Palestine and the Palestinian people. The Yearbook is published in the English language, is edited at Birzeit University’s Institute of Law (Birzeit, Palestine), and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, The Netherlands). The Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook is Mr. Ardi Imseis. The Yearbook is now accepting abstracts for review. Abstracts should include a working title, with a preliminary outline of the author’s research and arguments, along with a current CV. Prospective authors should express interest by e-mailing an abstract (of under 750 words) of the suggested paper as indicated above, along with a CV, by 15 June 2019 (extended from April 15, 2019). If full manuscripts are available by that date, prospective authors should feel free to send those instead by that date. All submissions should be sent to Ms. Reem Al-Botmeh at rbotmeh [at] birzeit [dot] edu, and iol [dot] pyil [at] birzeit [dot] edu; and Mr. Ata Hindi at atahindi [at] yahoo [dot] com. For more information, go here.
- The Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University is pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference Cyberspace 2019, taking place on 29-30 November 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference is focused on legal and sociological aspects connected with modern technologies and offers a possibility to submit the contributions for publishing in associated peer-reviewed journals listed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, Hein Online, ERIH, ERIH PLUS. Written papers are not mandatory, but are welcome. The call for papers is available here. Proposals for papers should be submitted via online form available here. The deadline for submitting proposals is 19 July 2019. The abstract should be no longer that 1500 characters. Co-authored papers are welcomed. Applicants will receive information on the acceptance no later than by 19 August 2019. For more information, go here.
- The European Society of International Law, the Warsaw School of Economics, and the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Law Studies have issued a call for papers for a conference on “The crisis of multilateral international order: causes, dynamics and consequences”. The conference will take place on 22-23 November 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Paper proposals, no longer than 250 words, should be sent to Lukasz Gruszczynski (lukasz [dot] gruszczynski [at] gmail [dot] com), Marcin Menkes (marcin [dot] menkes [at] sgh [dot] waw [dot] pl), and Paolo D. Farah (paolo [dot] farah [at] glawcal [dot] org [dot] uk), no later than 12.00 CET on 5 July 2019. All submissions need to be accompanied by a short CV (no longer than 2 pages). Selected speakers are expected to submit extended outlines (8-10 pages) of their papers before the conference. The call, with all technical details, is available here.
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