Events and Announcements: 26 January 2020

Events and Announcements: 26 January 2020

Call for Papers

  • The Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) in collaboration with the International Law Forum and other sponsors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 9th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL), which will be held on 17-19 May 2020 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, in Jerusalem. SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is, among other things, interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in International Economic Law (IEL). PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities such as organising conferences at which emerging IEL academics and professionals can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment. Submissions should include (1) a CV (no more than 2 pages); (2) an anonymized research abstract (no more than 400 words), to be sent no later than 31 January 2020 as attachments to pepasiel2020[at]gmail[dot]com, in a single email, including the submitter’s surname in the message title.
  • The UNCTAD Division of Investment and Enterprise (DIAE) and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) jointly establish an award for the best early-career academic research work on international investment law and development. The award is reserved to PhD students or early-career researchers with no more than five years of professional experience. UNCTAD and SIEL invite contributions that provide state-of-the-art knowledge and analysis of the national and international legal frameworks and practices related to cross-border investment, and their impact on development, including its economic, social, environmental or institutional aspects. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020. Submissions must include: (a) paper (not exceeding 10,000 words and following the Transnational Corporations style sheet); (b) author(s)’s CV; and (c) an abstract (not longer than 300 words). Submission must be sent to unctad-siel-award[at]unctad[dot]org.
  • The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL) is pleased to announce a call for papers. EtYIL is a peer-reviewed academic book series that focuses on international, regional comparative legal and policy matters that most concern developing countries more generally and Ethiopia and (the Horn of) Africa specifically. The Yearbook is now a well-established and respected source of legal and policy scholarship. It has recently been independently evaluated and included in Scopus. We are pleased to invite interested scholars to consider submitting long or short articles, current development pieces, case reports and book reviews for consideration for the FIFTH (2020) volume of the Yearbook (submission guidelines and other details available here. The submission deadline for this volume is 30 November 2020. We would like to hear your potential ideas and topics at ethiopianyearbook[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • The Common Good Foundation in partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Center for World Indigenous Studies, The Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, is hosting the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference on 1-2 October 2020 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from diverse disciplines around the world to discuss emerging trends and responses to environmental crimes. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 6 March 2020 at midnight. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by the end of March 2020. Publication opportunities will be available for accepted presenters. For more information on abstracts, go here. For more information on the conference, go here. General Registration for the Conference will open in June 2020.


  • The Office of Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is pleased to announce a 6-month Internship with the Investigations Team. Interns will support analysis and investigative activities working at our HQ in The Hague, including on-line research, database input and production of analytical collations and reports. They will work under the supervision and mentoring of our professional staff, with international professional teams, in a highly stimulating environment. Fluent English is required, and good knowledge of French, Arabic and other languages related to our investigations is highly valued. Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. They are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. We focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers; practical experience is not a prerequisite for selection, but it may be considered an asset. The deadline for information is 27 March 2020. Go here for more information.

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