Events and Announcements: 12 May 2024

Events and Announcements: 12 May 2024

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Calls for Papers

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 27 (2024): The theme of this year’s Call for Papers is “International Humanitarian Law Under Pressure”. Interested authors should send an abstract of a maximum of 500 words to the Managing Editor of the Yearbook, James Patrick Sexton (, by 19 June 2024. More information can be found here.


The Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series: The T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in partnership with the Ukrainian Embassy in The Hague, is hosting the lecture “The Register of Damage for Ukraine: Towards reparation for victims?” at 19:00 CET on 29 May 2024 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Register here.

Global Conference on AI and Human Rights: The event aims to place the debate on artificial intelligence and its interrelation with different questions of international human rights law into context, especially given the recent developments at the European and global level in the light of the discussions and adoption of draft legal acts on artificial intelligence within the European Union and the Council of Europe. This is a unique event of great impact, which shall convene around 300 guests, including professors, researchers from various renowned universities, representatives of international organisations and the European Union, the diplomatic corps, ministry staff, representatives of NGOs, practitioners and students. The event is organized under the patronage of UNESCO. You are cordially invited to attend the conference, which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, between the 13th and 14th of June 2024. The official program is accessible via this link, with the registration form already open here (registrations close on the 6th of June). For more information, please consult the webpage of the conference or reach out to the organizers, who will assist you with any questions you may have. 

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Recent developments at the ICJ: On 15 May 2024; 14:30 – 18:00 (BST), the University of Nottingham’s Human Rights Law Centre will be hosting an event exploring recent developments at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict. During this event, convened over two panels, international legal scholars and human rights lawyers will address: (1) the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem; (2) the South Africa v. Israel case before the ICJ; and (3) Nicaragua v. Germany. They will discuss what we might expect from the ICJ, and other international and domestic courts, going forward. The event will be held in person, and streamed online. Full details and free registration available here

Responding to malicious cyber operations: state countermeasures: With malicious cyber operations increasingly launched from one country to another, states are looking for effective ways to respond consistently with international law. Governments regularly resort to unfriendly but lawful acts of retorsion in the cyber context, such as the US expelling diplomats and imposing sanctions following the Solar Winds hack. International law also allows states to take ‘countermeasures’ in response to wrongful acts in cyberspace and beyond. Countermeasures are responses that would normally be unlawful but are justified when taken to stop and/or repair acts that violate international law.  The use of countermeasures in cyberspace is marred by uncertainty and significant debates about the exact conditions for taking those measures. This includes controversies about how those conditions apply in the cyber context – a challenge compounded by the speed, scale and covertness of cyber operations. 

This discussion will explore the application of the international law on countermeasures in the cyber context, and its implications for response options to malicious cyber operations. It will also launch a research paper on ‘Countermeasures in cyberspace’ by Chatham House’s International Law Programme. This event will be hosted on 23 May 2024 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm UK time at Chatham House and online. To register your attendance, please register online or email Kindly advise whether you will be attending in person or virtually.

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