08 Aug Events and Announcements: 8 August 2020
- International Meeting on Justice for Peace: Current Challenges Facing International Criminal Law: The “José Luis Bustamante y Rivero” International Studies Workshop (TADEI)”, with sponsorship of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, has the pleasure to extend a general invitation to the “International Meeting on Justice for Peace: Current Challenges Facing International Criminal Law,” which has as its main objective the dissemination and promotion of the study of international criminal law among the Latin American legal community, as well as discuss the most relevant issues that this discipline and branch of international law faces. The meeting will be held in 6 panels, each composed of specialists in the relevant areas, throughout 3 days: 20, 21, and 22 August, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT -5). All the information on the programme and the specialists that will be present at the International Meeting shall be posted in the following days in our Facebook page and other social media. To sign up for the event, go here. The event shall be streamed on Facebook Live through the Workshop’s Facebook page, and through Zoom (after sign-up). For more information, go here.
- 4th Young Researchers Workshop on Human Enhancement and Advanced Technologies in Terrorism and Belligerencies: The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (RLEC) at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department, invite submissions for participation in the fourth young researchers’ workshop on “Human Enhancement and Advanced Technologies in Terrorism and Belligerencies”. The workshop will be held at the Minerva Center, University of Haifa from 6 – 18 June 2021. Papers on welcomed on the topics from a variety of perspectives, including history, philosophy, sociology, geography, technology, economics, and politics. The purpose of this workshop is to convene a group of scholars for a discussions on human enhancement and advanced technologies and their relation to law and policy regarding terrorism / belligerency. This workshop will offer participants a balanced combination of rigorous scholarly discussion and more relaxed social interaction. Submissions are invited from young researchers, namely PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral fellows, and scholars up to 5 years since the completion of their PhD. Interested scholars should email an abstract of up to 500 words along with current CV by 19 November 2020 to the following address: minervaextreme[at]univ[dot]haifa[dot]ac[dot]il. Researchers asking for support for travel expenses should also submit a letter of request. Abstracts should reflect papers that have not been published. Researchers should identify their submission with the following subject line: “Minerva Center— Terrorism and Belligerency Workshop 2021.” Successful applicants will be selected by a Symposium Organizing Committee and notified no later than 7 January 2021. Please direct inquiries in connection with this Workshop to Adv. Ido Rosenzweig by email at ido[dot]rose[at]gmail[dot]com or telephone at +972-(0)-525516596.
Call for Papers
- Practising Reflexivity in International Law: The Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) is delighted to share this call for papers for a two-day Doctoral Forum on International Law which will be held at the Department of Law, Villa Salviati on the 23 & 24 November 2020 with the support of the European Society of International Law. International lawyers entering the field today are met with challenges such as the rise of populism, growing economic inequality, climate change, and unraveling global cooperation. In addressing these challenges, the situation of international lawyers⎯e.g. their race, gender, or position in the field⎯and its influence on how they think and address these challenges has been seldom considered overtly. Building on this reflexive attitude, long productively discussed in the social sciences, this Forum invites contributors to explore practising reflexivity in their own work and in the field of international law. The practice of reflexivity takes the international lawyer as an object of research, examining their situation and how it influences what they do or think, and it can also extend to an examination of the field itself and the scholarly endeavour. In particular, this Forum seeks to investigate how the practice of reflexivity could uncover disciplinary routines and create possibilities for new or alternative interventions in response to the field’s most pressing challenges. Confirmed speakers: Professors Jean d’Aspremont, Gleider Hernandez, Neha Jain, and Sarah Nouwen. Abstracts of around 500 words are due by 13 September 2020. Full details may be found here.
UN Audiovisual Library
- The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following audio lectures in Spanish to the AVL’s podcast: Professor Frida María Armas Pfirter on “La Zona y sus recursos” and “Desafios de la Autoridad Internacional de los Fondos Marinos”.
- The Audiovisual Library of International Law is available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.
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