Events and Announcements: 8 January 2023

Events and Announcements: 8 January 2023

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Calls for Papers

Call for Abstracts – South Asian Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Forest Rights: Emerging Trends and Practices: Mathura, Kathmandu, Cumilla, 24-25 March 2023. The conference is jointly organized by the Center for International Law and Global Governance (CILGG), Institute of Legal Studies and Research (ILSR), GLA University, Mathura; Faculty of Law, Nepal Law Campus (NLC), Tribhuvan University, Nepal; and Department of Law, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla, Bangladesh. The conference aims to provide a platform to critically engage with the emerging legal and policy challenges in the area of environmental protection through forests in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The abstracts (of not more than 300 words) are invited from young scholars, academicians, legal practitioners, and policy makers to share their work and also extend the future possibilities of cooperation in the major and sub-themes of the conference. The conference will take place “online” and the selected papers are expected to be published in an edited volume Fall 2023. The abstract must be submitted by 21 January 2023 at For more details, click here.

Call for Abstracts – Transparency and International Courts and Tribunals: The Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Procedural Law is pleased to invite papers for a conference on Translucent Justice? Transparency and International Courts and Tribunals in October 2023. Abstracts between 400 and 600 words should be submitted to and by 25 January 2023. Notification of acceptance shall be sent by 1st March 2023. Full draft papers are to be submitted by 15 August 2023. Selected papers will be presented at the conference on 19 and 20 October 2023. The papers will be published as part of a special issue in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. Early career researchers: Submissions by early career researchers (PhD candidates and recent PhD holders) are particularly encouraged and welcome. Co-authored submissions are also welcome. For more information, click here.


Two Articles 8, UN Charter and CEDAW: At this Minerva LAW Network event, Judge Prof. Dr. Liesbeth Lijnzaad will speak on the UN Charter and Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). She is a judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg. Prior to joining ITLOS, she was the Legal Adviser of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of its international law department. In that capacity she has acted as Agent for the Netherlands in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the International Criminal Court. She has been the co-chair of the UNGA’s Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (2010 – 2015). She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of the San Remo Institute of International Humanitarian Law. She is endowed Professor Practice of International Law at Maastricht University (part time). The event will be held online, further details and information on registration are available here.

UN Audiovisual Library

New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL): The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a Mini-Series on International Criminal Law, by Ms. Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; a Mini-Series on International Investment Law, by Ms. Chiara Giorgetti, Professor of Law at the Richmond Law School and Senior Fellow at the International Claims and Reparation Center, Columbia Law School; and two lectures entitled Selected Issues on the Right to Reparation of Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Temáticas relevantes en materia de derecho a la reparación para víctimas de violencia sexual en conflictos armados, by Ms. Clara Sandoval, Professor at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, Professor at the Geneva Academy and Director of programmes at the Global Survivors Fund. 

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