Events and Announcements: 11 April 2021

Events and Announcements: 11 April 2021


Webinar on Palestine, Israel and the ICC: The Nottingham Law School (NLS) Centre for Rights and Justice is pleased to announce a webinar on ‘The Long Walk to Justice: Palestine, Israel and the International Criminal Court’ on 12 April 2021 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The webinar will host the contributions of Prof Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on the situation in the occupied territories, and of world-leading voices (of both scholars and practitioners) involved in the international legal debate surrounding this pressing issue (Prof. Chantal Meloni, Dr. Triestino Mariniello, Dr. Victor Kattan, and Mr. Michael Sfard). You can register for the webinar here.

Zoom Roundtable on COVID, International Law, and Human Rights: Tel Aviv University is pleased to announce that it is holding an International Law Workshop and Special Virtual Roundtable on ‘Long COVID: International Law, Human Rights and the Enduring Challenges of COVID-19’ on Monday, April 19 2021, 16:15-17:45 Tel Aviv Time. The Conveners will be Natalie Davidson, Aeyal Gross, and Eliav Lieblich. The Speakers will be Tlaleng Mofokeng,nUN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health; Gian Luca Burci, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Melanie Levy, Health Law Institute- University of Neuchâtel & TAU Buchman Faculty of Law; and Marco Longobardo, University of Westminster Law School. The Chair and Discussant will be Aeyal Gross, TAU Buchman Faculty of Law. For more information about the event, go here. Please email ILworkshopTAU[at]gmail[dot]com to register and join via Zoom.

International Nuremberg Principles Academy: Film Screening ‘Peace Through Justice – The Legacy of Thomas Buergenthal’ on 13 April 2021: The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce and invite you to the first global screening of the documentary “Peace Through Justice – The Legacy of Thomas Buergenthal” on Judge Thomas Buergenthal’s life and legacy, followed by a live conversation between Judge Thomas Buergenthal and Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich. Join us for this Zoom webinar: 13 April 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CEST. Topic: ‘Peace Through Justice’ – Online Film Screening and Conversation with Judge Thomas Buergenthal. Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, please check our website. The event will be recorded and made available on  Nuremberg Academy – YouTube.

Conference on “Prohibition, Prosecution and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances“: The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg are organising an international conference entitled “Prohibition, Prosecution and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances”. Originally planned for May 2020, the institutions decided to postpone the conference due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and to hold an online conference this year from 7-8 May 2021. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Olivier de Frouville, Professor of Public Law, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II); Director, Paris Research Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; Vice President, United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances. Confirmed speakers include Verónica Hinestroza (Independent Expert); Prof. Emilio Crenzel (Universidad de Buenos Aires); Ana Lorena Delgadillo Pérez(Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho); Eric Stover (University of California at Berkeley); Andreas Schüller (European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights); Dr. Dilek Kurban (Hertie School of Governance); Prof. Gabriella Citroni (TRIAL International); Luciano Hazan (United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances); Dr. Rainer Huhle (formerly United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances); Barbara Lochbihler (United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances); Dr. Grażyna Baranowska (Polish Academy of Sciences). The international conference will consist of a series of sessions in Zoom webinar format to bring together communities virtually to explore possible responses to enforced disappearances. All the sessions will be accessible to registered participants and will be recorded and made available on the Nuremberg Academy Youtube channel. Prior registration is required. Please register by sending an e-mail with your name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address to humanrights-centre[at]fau[dot]de with the subject line “Registration for Conference”. For more information, please visit our website.

Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts: Responsibility of international organizations: Dr Rossana Deplano (Leicester Law School) and Dr Antal Berkes (Brunel University) invite proposals for papers to be published in an edited collection on The Responsibility of International Organizations – Past, Present and Future. You can find further information on the CfP here. The deadline for proposal submissions is 30 April 2021.

Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal Vol 10(2): The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 10 Issue 2, which is due to be published in December 2021. The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with the theme of this year’s conference: ‘National Sovereignty and International Co-operation: The Challenges of Navigating Global Crises’. The Editorial Board welcomes diverse contributions on the interplay between national sovereignty and international co-operation. Papers may focus on one or more subject matter areas of international law or EU law, such as environmental law, regional co-operation, trade and investment, human rights, the law of the sea, air and space law, or international humanitarian law and security, for example. Papers outside this theme are also welcome for submission. 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 14 May 2021 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 2. For full submission instructions, please visit 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.

Call for Proposals: Narratives of International Law: The Maastricht University Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law invites abstracts for a workshop on Narratives of International Law. The aim of the workshop is to explore the meaning of international law to a diversity of actors and its purpose in the twenty-first century. Paper proposals of no more than 500 words can be submitted to the e-mail addresses below. Successful applicants will be invited to present their proposal for 15 minutes at an online event on 20 May 2021. The deadline for submission of proposals is 25 April 2021. The event targets both academics as well as students. Early career scholars are invited to apply in particular. Examples of topics which can be discussed include: Postcolonial and TWAIL approaches to international law; Feminist and gender based approaches to international law; Critical approaches to human rights; Critical approaches to the sources of international law; Critical approaches in the teaching of international law; The role of various actors in constructing narratives of international law, such as academics, judges, activists and/or institutions; and Critical approaches and the turn to history in international law. For more information, please contact either Sarah (Sally) Thin (she/her; sarah[dot]thin[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl) or Wim Muller (he/him; wim[dot]muller[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl). The full CfP can be found here.

Call for Papers for 6th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws: The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (“CBCL”) at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (“NLIU”) is pleased to invite submissions from students across the globe for the 6th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws, to be held on 2 May 2021, which will be held virtually. The Summit is a research paper presentation competition and is a much-awaited yearly occurrence in the Indian law school circuit amongst the students interested in corporate and commercial laws. It has witnessed participation from the brightest of law students and is known for helping students develop a practical and commercially oriented approach through its themes. The papers for the Summit are to be submitted by 18th April 2021  (11:59pm, IST) and should duly comply with the guidelines.  Subsequently, the shortlisted manuscripts will be invited for presentation before an esteemed panel at the virtual summit on 2nd May 2021. For any further queries, the interested students may feel free to write to us at cbcl[at]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in.


Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish): HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Prof. Gleider Hernández – Litigios Internacionales sobre el Cambio Climático (Contenido Premium); Prof. Agustín Barroilhet – Derecho – Criptomonedas – Bitcoin;Dra. Ofelia Tejerina R. – Privacidad en Internet: Personas, Estados, y Empresas; andGota 8: Plataformas Petroleras (Irán c. los Estados Unidos) (Contenido Premium)The podcast is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebookYoutube, and in its new website here.

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