Events and Announcements: 30 October 2022

Events and Announcements: 30 October 2022

Calls for Papers

Call for Submissions – Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations: The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations (CAYILIR) is calling for submissions for Volume 2 (2023). The Yearbook seeks to promote high-quality research on international and comparative law and international relations in Central Asia. The Yearbook provides a platform for dialogue between Central Asian law scholars and authors from other regions dealing with Central Asia. The Yearbook covers all areas of public and private international law, and international relations, and publishes high-quality theoretical articles as well as practice-oriented pieces on current developments, book reviews and overviews of State practice. The Editors welcome contributions by established scholars and outstanding articles by emerging authors, to enable a dialogue between scholarly generations. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. Please consult the CAYILIR website and the author guidelines for more information.

Call for papers – Polish Yearbook of International Law: The Polish Yearbook of International Law (PYIL) is currently seeking articles for its next volume (XLII), which will be published in September 2023. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers in areas connected with public and private international law, including European law. Although it is not a formal condition for acceptance, we are specifically interested in articles that address issues in international and European law relating to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Authors from the region are strongly
encouraged to submit their works.

A part of the forthcoming volume will be dedicated to the legal problems emerging in the context of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. Papers may discuss any relevant aspects, especially including those which relate to general international law, international humanitarian law, international economic law, international criminal law and human rights protection. Submissions dealing with other problems that are relevant in the context of the current events are also welcome. Again, PYIL is particularly interested in the insights of researchers from the CEE region.

Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes) but in exceptional cases we may also accept longer works. We assess the manuscripts we receive on a rolling basis. All details about the submission procedure and required formatting are available at the PYIL’s webpage. Please submit manuscripts via our editorial manager here. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2023.

Calls for Applications

MSCA 4 Ukraine – Call for Applications and Call documents: The online application portal is now open for eligible host organisations to apply to the MSCA4Ukraine scheme for fellowships to host displaced researchers from Ukraine. Applications must be submitted by host organisations on behalf of named researchers from Ukraine. The link to the portal will be available on the MSCA4Ukraine website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funds are committed. For more information, click here.


Accountability of Transnational Organisations Conference – Wednesday 16 November 2022,  Kings College London (hybrid): Professor Philippa Webb and Associate Professor Rishi Gulati warmly invite you to register for this timely conference bringing together academics, practitioners, and international organisation officials to discuss key developments around the legal accountability of transnational institutions. The use of the term ‘transnational’ is deliberate. The aim is not just to consider accountability concerns relating to public international organisations (IOs), but also ones relevant to multinational corporations (MNCs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). We believe that there is much to learn from undertaking such a holistic comparative study. The focus is on legal accountability in general. In particular, the notion of access to justice for alleged victims of institutional conduct, both in its procedural and substantive sense has been in sharp focus for some time now. This discussion is also related to the due diligence obligations increasingly imposed on transnational institutions, which again, have procedural and substantive aspects. The procedural aspects relate to access to justice issues in terms of the availability and/or quality of forums provided to victims of institutional conduct. Substantive issues may relate to the regulatory regime applied to resolve the merits of a claim, including the nature and scope of due diligence obligations on transnational institutions. We seek to deal with both procedural and substantive aspects, which can also overlap.

If interested, please register here.

Methods Workshop on Law and Marxism: The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London invites doctoral students, ECRs and academics working in the field of law and Marxism to share their research and to think collectively through what Marxian methodologies look like in legal studies. What do dialectical and materialist methodologies entail in legal research? What resources and materials should we use in our methodologies?

This workshop is intended for people working in the field of law and Marxism to share their thoughts on the benefits but also challenges of engaging in such research. Location: School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 335 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4FQ (Room 313). For more information and to register, click here.

Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law: On November 1, 2022 from 9am- 12pm EST, in a live webinar over Zoom, we will convene for a Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law.  Organized by Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School) and Umut Özsu (Carleton University), editors of a volume on the subject for the Cambridge History of International Law, this Roundtable will bring together the contributing authors to that volume – all historians and legal scholars selected for their expertise on the contested status of various visions of international law from the medieval Islamic world to the Ottoman era (622-1923), spanning a variety of regions from across the globe. For more information, and to register, click here.

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