Events and Announcements: 6 September 2020

Events and Announcements: 6 September 2020

Francis Lieber Prize 2021

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is pleased to solicit contributions for the 2021 Francis Lieber Prize. ASIL’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 2020 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 2021.  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]

Please indicate clearly in the subject line that the email concerns a submission for the Lieber Prize.

In 2020, the winners were:

Book prize:
— Aniel Caro de Beer, Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens) and the Prohibition of Terrorism (Brill 2019).

Article prize:
— Ryan Liss, Crimes Against the Sovereign Order: Rethinking International Criminal Justice, 113 American Journal of International Law 727 (2019).

Call for Papers

Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 10): The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021). The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law. To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade. The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 25 October 2020 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 1. For full submission instructions, please go here. Submissions can be made for Volume 10 here. Alternatively, blog articles can be submitted here. Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors[at]cilj[dot]co[dot]uk.


Covid-19 Meets Politics: The Novel Coronavirus as a Novel Challenge for Legislatures: The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions and The National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness invite you to a virtual seminar talk with Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law, on his paper, ‘Covid-19 Meets Politics: The Novel Coronavirus as a Novel Challenge for Legislatures’, which will be held on Wednesday, 9 September 2020
at 14:00 Israel Time (13:00 CET, 7:00 EDT)
. Interested participants may register for the virtual seminar talk via Zoom here. The lecture will be broadcast live on Facebook, as well as recorded and available on YouTube. For more information, go here. If you have any questions about the Zoom seminar, please contact Michal at minervaextreme[at]univ[dot]haifa[dot]ac[dot]il.

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