Author: John Heieck

Call for Papers Arab Law Quarterly: Islamic finance has emerged in the post-colonial period as part of the ethos for comprehensive reformation of the Muslim world. While the aspiration and need for broader transformation remain, the field of Islamic finance so far has been able to capture the interest of a sizable segment of the Muslim world and beyond. The Arab...

Announcement: Women in International Law Interest Group Scholarship Prize

  • The Women in International Law Scholarship Interest Group at the American Society of International Law (WILIG) Scholarship Prize Committee (Lori Damrosch, Adrien Wing, Viviana Krsticevic, Nienke Grossman and Milena Sterio) is excited to create the Inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize.
  • The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. Although scholars have utilized gender and feminist analyses in international law for at least a quarter of a century, such approaches frequently fail to permeate the mainstream of international legal scholarship and practice. This prize, awarded every two years, recognizes innovative contributions to international law scholarship that theorize or utilize a feminist lens or lenses, highlight and seek to address topics disproportionately affecting women and girls, or consider the impact of international law or policy on gender more broadly.
  • WILIG’s Scholarship Prize Committee invites all ASIL members to submit a single article, chapter, or book published in the last three years, for consideration. Self-nomination is welcome, as is nomination of others. The Committee will consider the following criteria in granting the award, and encourages nominators to include a brief cover letter describing how the submitted work meets these criteria:

     
    1. Appropriate Substance. The work utilizes a feminist lens or lenses, addresses a topic that disproportionately affects women and girls, or considers the impact of international law or policy on gender more broadly.
    2. Innovative. The work addresses topics not covered by previous scholars, highlights diverse perspectives on law and policy, uses new theoretical or methodological approaches, or applies theoretical or methodological approaches to topics in new ways.
    3. Learned. The work demonstrates in-depth knowledge and expertise concerning a topic.
    4. Impactful. The work has affected or has the potential to affect the way scholars and policy-makers view or address a particular topic or issue going forward.
  • Please email your cover letter and scholarly work to lschnitzer[at]ubalt[dot]edu with subject line “WILIG Scholarship Prize Submission” by 15 June 2020. Questions about the prize can be emailed to wilig[at]asil[dot]org.
  • The WILIG Scholarship Prize will be awarded at the WILIG Luncheon at the 2021 ASIL Annual Meeting.

Last week, The Huffington Post published an article with the provocative title, Epidemiologist Slams U.S. Coronavirus Response: ‘Close To Genocide By Default’. The epidemiologist in question was Prof. Dr. Gregg Gonsalves, PhD (Public Health, Yale University), who, according to his online curriculum vitae, is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health, as well as an Associate...

Call for Papers The Cyprus Review invites submissions for its upcoming 2020 Special Issue on COVID-19 in Doctrinal Context: Analysing, Theorising, and Surpassing the Pandemic Crisis, and invites submissions on a wide range of related topics pertinent to Cyprus. The full text of the Call is available here. The deadline for papers is 5 September 2020 at 12:00 a.m. EEST. The Editors...

We kicked off the week with a great symposium on Yasmine Nahlawi's recent book, The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law. Yasmine bookended the week-long symposium with introductory and concluding posts on the past, present, and promise of R2P. Throughout the week, Shannon Raj Singh, Anji Manivannan, and Jess Peake offered insightful reviews...

Events TAU International Law Workshop: Tel-Aviv University is pleased to announce a Special Zoom COVID-19 Roundtable on "Global Health Governance, Sovereignty and Human Rights in the Shadow of COVID-19" on Monday, 27 April 2020, from 16:15 - 17:45 Tel-Aviv Time (UTC+03). Speakers will include: Sari Bashi, Human rights lawyer, co-founder of Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement; Aeyal Gross, TAU Buchmann...

Worldwide Call for Papers: "The International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic" In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) is issuing a worldwide call for papers for an Agora symposium to be published in the October 2020 issue of the Journal. The topic – “The International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic” – recognizes that the...

Call for Papers PluriCourts-iCourts 'Concepts & Methods' Workshop: We  invite paper proposals for a PluriCourts-iCourts 'Concepts & Methods' Workshop on the topic 'When International Courts and Tribunals Defer to States', to be held in Oslo, Norway, on 24-25 November 2020. International Courts and Tribunals (ICs) sometimes allow national actors a certain discretion in their implementation of international obligations. To illustrate: The...

UN Audiovisual Library The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs invites you to watch a particularly relevant lecture by Professor Gian Luca Burci on “International Law and Infectious Disease Control” available on the Lecture Series of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website.The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled...

Call for Submissions Cambridge International Law Journal: The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 9(2), to be published in December 2020. The Board welcomes long articles that engage with the timely theme of the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, ‘International Law and Global Risks: Current Challenges in Theory and Practice’. Further information about the theme is available...

UN Audiovisual Library New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture in Spanish to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Rafael Prieto Sanjuán on “Crímenes de Guerra”.The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following...

Announcements Rosalyn Higgins Prize: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) now invites submissions for the 2020 Rosalyn Higgins Prize. The deadline for the prize is 30 June 2020. The Rosalyn Higgins Prizeis an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and...