23 Apr Events and Announcements: 23 April 2023
Calls for Papers
Utrecht University Workshop – How to Find the Brakes on A Slippery Slope?: When a country enters a phase of rule of law backsliding, it often finds itself on a slippery slope that seems to lead inexorably to a full-blown rule of law crisis. The Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of Utrecht University are organising a workshop to explore different ways of finding the ‘brakes’ on such a slippery slope, by investigating the linkages between rule of law backsliding and international human rights law and mechanisms. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2023. For more information, click here.
Call for papers for the Inaugural volume of the Arab Yearbook of Public & Private International Law: The Arab Yearbook of Public & Private International Law, which has been recently established and will be published by BRILL, welcomes submissions to its inaugural volume. The Yearbook is dedicated to exploring questions of public international law and private international law throughout the Arab World. It publishes high-quality scholarship submitted by authors both from the Arab region and across the world on any topic of general public international law and its sub-fields and on any topic of private international law, including investor-state arbitration and commercial arbitration. The Arab Yearbook of Public & Private International Law publishes scholarship that applies various jurisprudential and methodological perspectives. In addition to doctrinal scholarship, the Yearbook publishes research that explores legal questions from economic, critical, historical, feminist, and sociological perspectives, or that uses a diverse range of methodologies, such as empirical research and inter-disciplinary approaches that explore intersections between law & political science, law & international relations, and law & religion. The deadline for submissions is 1 October of every year. However, submissions will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Submissions can be sent to the following address: email@example.com. To learn more about the Arab Yearbook of Public & Private International Law and review the instructions to authors, please visit the website here.
Legal protection of carbon sinks in the fight against climate change: interactions between ecosystem protection and human rights’: UCD Sutherland School of Law invites paper submissions on the topic ‘Legal protection of carbon sinks in the fight against climate change: interactions between ecosystem protection and human rights’. Papers will be presented at a Research Workshop held on 4-5 December 2023 at UCD Sutherland School of Law (Dublin, Ireland). The call intends to offer academics, including early-career researchers, as well as practitioners a forum to analyse and discuss the role carbon sinks play in climate action and how the legal response to climate change could be enhanced through the protection and restoration of those ecosystems that act as carbon sinks. Interested contributors are asked to submit a title and an abstract of around 400 words to the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 June 2023. For more information, click here.
6th Biennial Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference: 11-12 May 2023, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference series is set up as an interdisciplinary debate between scientists, experts and practitioners offering a forum for discussions and innovative thinking on the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in this part of the world. The conference will host 86 panelists and poster presenters coming from different parts of the world, addressing a wide range of topics related to the R2P principle from the legal nature of the concept to practical case studies of (non)implementation in various crises around the world. We will also have interesting panels on R2P and the protection of children, the role of women in implementation of R2P and deployment of artificial intelligence systems and R2P. For the full program and registration, click here.
Fulbright-Lund University Distinguished Scholar Award in Public International Law: This award, aimed at senior US scholars, aims to promote collaboration between human rights scholars in the US and Sweden. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2023. For more information, click here.