Events and Announcements: 8 August 2021

Events and Announcements: 8 August 2021

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Call for Papers

NLIU International Trade Law Journal – Inaugural Edition: The NLIU International Trade Law Journal, a peer-reviewed annual publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is calling for submissions for its inaugural edition. We invite submissions from academicians, practitioners, research scholars, students and experts from within the legal community for manuscripts that assert and defend a well-reasoned position relating to international economic laws. Authors willing to contribute to the journal are required to send in extended abstracts by 11:59 PM on 31st August, 2021 on the acceptance of which, full papers shall be submitted by 11:59 PM on 30th November, 2021(tentatively). All extended abstract submissions must be made through this form by  11:59 PM (Indian Standard Time) on 31st August, 2021. Authors are requested to visit the official website of the Journal for the detailed submission guidelines. In case of any queries, the editorial board can be reached at itlj[at]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in. 

GoJIL Symposium – “Does the Exception Swallow the Rule?: The Compulsory Settlement of EEZ Fisheries Disputes under Part XV of UNCLOS”: On 26 August, a GoJIL symposium will be held on the legal framework for the compulsory settlement of fisheries disputes in the Exclusive Economic Zone under Part XV of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It will be moderated by Dr. Eva Romée van der Marel (Oxford) and our guests are Dr Natalie Klein (UNSW Sydney), Dr Bjørn Kunoy (University of the Faroe Islands), Dr Valentin Schatz (University of Hamburg), and Dr Camille Goodman (University of Wollongong). On the occasion of our online symposium, we will publish the results of the symposium in a GoJIL Focus Section. We welcome any contribution that will enrich the discussion on this topic. The deadline is 15 November 2021 and the maximum word count is 15,000 words. Submissions can be made here. Submission Guidelines can be found here. For queries and clarification – please contact Ida Oks at info[at]gojil[dot]eu.

Call for Papers – “Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual”: The College of Law & Business and the Law & Ethics of Human Rights Journal invite abstract submissions for a symposium on “Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual”. The call is here. We define crowdsourcing broadly to reflect both the power and vulnerabilities of crowds in the technological age. The symposium aims to shine a light on the reliance of governments and corporations on crowds to produce and curate content, collect information, provide a service, do a job, become the product. Alongside the empowerment new technologies afford to individuals, the workshop seeks to engage with the parallel disempowerment of the individuals who form part of sourced crowds, caused as a result of the undermining of fundamental liberal institutions such as property, privacy and expression. The workshop will be held online on January 11-13, 2022. 300-word abstracts should be sent to both shellykr[at]clb[dot]ac[dot]il & tamarm[at]clb[dot]ac[dot]il by September 2, 2021.

Call for Presenters

United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) Conference: Maynooth University Law Department and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy in SOAS are holding a joint online joint conference on the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which will take place on 19 November 2021. The conference organisers invite presentations from scholars in all disciplines, including law, history, international relations and political science. This call for presenters is open to researchers at all career levels; established scholars and researcher new to this subject are welcome to apply. Many leading scholars have written on the UNWCC and we welcome further exploration of the UNWCC and its Archives. The call for presenters is accessible on the MU Law website.


EP-JMN Summer School  – Gaetano Morelli Lectures: We have the pleasure to announce the EP-JMN Summer School – Gaetano Morelli Lectures (6th Edition 2021): “An International Law of the European Union?, an initiative by European Papers – Jean Monnet Network. In 2021, the EP-JMN Summer School – Gaetano MorelliLectures will be held on 6-8 October 2021 at the Law School of Sapienza University of Rome, with speakers including Ségolène Barbou des Places, Marise Cremona, Jan Klabbers, Elis Muir, Andrea Ott, Luca Pantaleo, Juan Santos Vara, and Ramses A. Wessel. The EP-JMN Summer School – Gaetano Morelli Lectures are mainly addressed to young scholars from all over the world. They aim to offer conceptual tools for appraising controversial knots of international law in its continuing development. It is our hope that EP-JMN Summer School – Gaetano Morelli Lectures will promote a model of learning international law: offering diverse, if not even antithetical, perspectives among which everyone can find its way; a dialectical approach to legal studies which will hopefully become the distinctive feature of this initiative. In 2021, the 6th Edition of the EP-JMN Summer School – Gaetano Morelli Lectures will focus on the impact of the law and practice of the European Union on the development of international law. The underlying idea is to explore how international law develops, hopefully progressively, on the thrust of the European Union as a global international law maker. To register for this free summer school, go here.

Jindal Society of International Law’s Fall 2021 Lecture Series: The Jindal Society of International Law is delighted to present and hold the Fall Lecture Series of 2021, titled, ‘Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law’. The lecture on ‘Multilingual Treaties’ is the second lecture in this twenty-three part lecture series, which is being held from August to November 2021. Our Fall Lecture Series of 2021, ‘Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law’ endeavours to study the different contours of international law and to assist in this study, the our guest speakers will cover and address their respective areas of expertise, based upon their years of research and practice. The second lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series, ‘Multilingual Treaties’, is scheduled for 19:00 IST on 8th August 2021 and the distinguished speaker for this lecture is Mr. Peter Tzeng. The third lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series, ‘Interaction Between Domestic and International Law and Lawyers – Interpreting and Applying International Law in Domestic Courts’, is scheduled for 17:00 IST on 13th August 2021 and the guest of honour for this lecture is Ms. Zena Sorabjee and the distinguished speaker for this lecture is Mr. Gopal Subramanium. In order to be a part of these lectures, which will be held online on Zoom and be simultaneously live-streamed on YouTube, attendees are requested to register themselves through the registration links here and here. The registration links provide for all necessary information regarding the lectures. For any further queries or for additional information regarding the Fall 2021 Lecture Series or other initiatives of Jindal Society of International Law, kindly visit our website. You can also follow and engage with us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram!

International Conference – Partnered Operations and International Law: On September 24, 2021, at 9.30 a.m. (GMT +2), Sapienza University of Rome, in cooperation with the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict of the American Society of International Law and the Interest Group on Peace and Security of the European Society of International Law, will hold a conference on “Partnered Operations and International Law” in Rome. The many challenges posed by partnered operations – including the interpretation and application of operational law, international humanitarian law, human rights law and the law of international responsibility – will be addressed by academics, professionals and field experts. The conference will be held in person and on-line (over Zoom). Program and registration information are here.


Asser Institute – Senior Communications & Marketing Advisor: Are you a strategic thinker, creative and innovative? Do you have the skills and experience to enhance our corporate communications? Apply for our Senior Communications & Marketing Advisor vacancy at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a research centre for international and European law in the Hague. Its mission is to contribute to the development of international and European law by conducting independent research. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut also is a leading and authoritative provider of postgraduate and executive education on international and European law. We are looking for a senior communications and marketing specialist with a general background in (online) communications, preferably in an academic environment. You have plenty of experience in locating and reaching (new) target groups, creating content for different audiences, purposes and formats. The deadline for the application is 15 September 2021. For more information, please visit our website.

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