Events and Announcements: 15 March 2021

Events and Announcements: 15 March 2021

Call for Papers

Call for Papers, Book Reviewers, and Student Prize: Irish Yearbook of International Law: The Editors-in-Chief invite submissions on any area of public or private international law for publication as an article in the Irish Yearbook of International Law (IYBIL). The IYBIL Student Prize – consisting of €250, generously sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs – will be awarded to the best submission written by an individual enrolled in a degree programme at the time of submission. Submissions, comprising a 100-word abstract, article referenced in OSCOLA style, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent to James Gallen (james[dot]gallen[at]dcu[dot]ie) by 31 July 2021. The Editors are also happy to consider reviews of books written by authors from anywhere in the world on any topic loosely connected with International Law. Book review suggestions should be sent to Bríd Ní Ghráinne (brid[dot]nighrainne[at]mu[dot]ie) and will be considered on a rolling basis. More details about these opportunities are available here.

Call for Papers: African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2020: The African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (AYIHL) is pleased to announce a call for contributions to its 2020 volume to be published in 2021. AYIHL is an annual, peer-reviewed legal journal which aims to promote interest and research in International Humanitarian Law and Policy as well as International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice with a focus on Africa. This year contributors are invited to contribute on any topic of international humanitarian law as well as international criminal law or transitional justice that relates to Africa or that includes African perspectives. The Yearbook publishes articles (7,000 to 10,000 words) as well as short Current Development articles (up to 3,000 words). The Yearbook accepts articles in English and French. The house style for the articles and the shorter Current Development articles can be found at AYIHL-style-guide.pdf ( Please submit articles before 15 May 2021 as email attachments to Lauren Nel at ljnel1988[at]gmail[dot]com. For more information, please write to the Yearbook’s Managing Editor Lauren Nel at ljnel1988[at]gmail[dot]com or to the Chief Editor Mia Swart at miaswart[at]gmail[dot]com.

Call for papers on “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law”: As there is growing interest in using international courts in the public interest, this project, funded by the University of Exeter and the University of Geneva, aims at analysing what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them.  In order to tackle these questions, the organisers invite abstract submissions that address the potential of public interest litigation in international law. All selected authors will be invited to present their paper at a two-day workshop to be held at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom on the 11 and 12 November 2021. We are delighted to announce that a keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva) at the opening of the workshop. The desired output is the publication of an edited collection of the best papers presented at the workshop. Further details and the full call for papers can be found here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at pilitigation[dot]genex[at]gmail[dot]com.

Call for Papers: Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials: On July 1st, 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, its constitutive treaty. Prior to the Court’s establishment, and through those intervening years, scholars and practitioners have energetically debated the effectiveness of its procedural architecture, it’s evidential model, and it’s deliberations on matters of fact. The twentieth anniversary of the Rome Statute’s entry into force thus provides an opportune time to re-engage with these debates, and to take stock of a dynamic field which has undergone significant development. To this end we are hosting a virtual conference, which will serve both to generate dialogue, and to facilitate engagement with innovative theoretical, and empirical work: research which advances the study of evidence and proof, shaping future practice, and laying the foundations for a dynamic research agenda.

Whilst we welcome contributions relating to the core topic of the ICC, and cognate international criminal courts and tribunals, we would encourage submissions which engage with the overarching topics, as broadly construed. We particularly welcome papers focusing on national jurisdictional approaches to international offences, in addition to theoretical and empirical works whose application reaches beyond the sphere of international criminal adjudication. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, discussions of:

  • Proof and procedure in international criminal courts.
  • Open Source investigations and expert scientific evidence
  • Bayesian and Wigmorean inference networks
  • Evidential reasoning in epistemological and ontological perspective
  • Eyewitness testimony, narrative and memory
  • Innovative jurisdictional approaches to international crimes

We further welcome contributions from researchers, academics, and practitioners across the fields of law, the forensic sciences, political science, psychology, data science, and allied disciplines. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Interested authors should send an abstract (300 words), and a brief author biography (150 words) to karen[dot]richmond[at]jur[dot]ku[dot]dk by the 29th March 2021. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by the 5th of April.

The organisers encourage contributors to submit their papers to a special issue of the International Criminal Law Review. Completed papers will be due by the 14th June 2021, and will undergo blind peer review. Submissions must be original and should not have been previously published elsewhere. More details on the submission process will be provided following acceptance of proposals. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote Speaker will be Professor Nancy Combs, Ernest W. Goodrich Professor of Law, and Director of the Human Security Law Center at the William and Mary Law School. Professor Combs’ academic work has contributed greatly to academic development in the field of evidence scholarship. Her in-depth analysis of the handling of eyewitness testimony at the ICC, Fact-Finding Without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions (2010: Cambridge University Press) has made an enduring contribution to international legal scholarship, whilst her academic studies on mass atrocities continue to make a distinctive contribution to the field.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law (3 Positions), Cave Hill, The University of the West Indies: Established in 1970, the Faculty of Law set out to develop legal capacity and social imagination. So successful is our model of education that, in this year of our fiftieth anniversary, we celebrate the graduation of successive generations of the region’s preeminent lawyers and its foremost leaders including 14 Prime Ministers and countless members of the judiciary including three sitting Chief Justices. Competitive applicants will, at a minimum, hold a quality postgraduate degree in law. We are open to hiring former practitioners, though we expect a record of academic publications in all instances as well as a well thought through research agenda. You are expected to contribute to teaching one or more of the Faculty’s compulsory courses (in Levels I and II), as well as to teach more specialised subjects (Level III and postgraduate courses). A core part of our mission is to provide legal education to future lawyers in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As such, our mission and focus is distinctively regional, including the integrated study of the law from across the Caribbean. New colleagues are expected to adapt their teaching accordingly. While we are open to receiving applications from strong academics across all subject areas, those of notable interest in this hiring round include: Tax Law; Maritime Law; Climate Change, Renewable Energies, or the Blue Economy and the Law; Law and Development with emphasis on Small Islands; Health Law; Banking Law; Corporate Finance and Corporate Management; Company Law; and Contract Law. Successful applicants are expected to assume duties by 1 August 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Detailed application giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados.  Email: humanresources[at]cavehill[dot]uwi[dot]edu.  If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization.  Job Application Packs are available from our website here. The closing date for applications is April 14, 2021.

Dean of Law School, Ave Maria School of Law: The Ave Maria School of Law seeks a creative, dynamic, and ambitious Dean with a track record of leadership tempered by Christian humility that inspires trust, respect, and confidence in others, and who has a deep commitment to the school’s Catholic mission. The successful candidate will possess strong public communication skills, the academic qualifications required to hold a tenured appointment on the Faculty of Law, and will have a record of achievement in legal research, teaching, and community engagement. View the complete job description and information about the University here. Interested parties should submit a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interests and qualifications, a resume or curriculum vitae, and at least three professional references to: dean-search[at]avemarialaw[dot]edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for fullest consideration, they should be received by March 12, 2021

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