Events and Announcements: October 27, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Events

  • On November 12, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague will launch the International Crimes Database (ICD). This platform offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, international and internationalized courts and will provide access to a range of information not just for lawyers and judges but also for students, academics, families and communities of victims of crimes, among others. The launch will include speeches from the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) – The Hague, ICD team members, the ICD steering committee, a presentation of the website itself, a keynote speech on international crimes by Judge Fausto Pocar (ICTY) and a reception for all those attending. If you would like to attend please send an e-mail to conferencemanager [at] asser [dot] nl before 7 November. The flyer can be found here and the announcement here.
  • The Lieber Society Interest Group of the American Society of International Law is sponsoring a panel discussion from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on November 12th, in Washington, D.C. about the Court-Martial of US Army Sgt Bales for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians entitled “Military Justice, International Criminal Accountability and Cross-Cultural Contexts: US v. Bales.  The case presents a unique opportunity to explore the challenges in both investigating and prosecuting a case involving crimes in a remote area of a war zone, differing cultural perceptions of accountability and justice, and the relationship between military justice and international criminal justice.Speakers include  Lt. Col Jay Morse, chief, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, US Army, and lead prosecutor in the Bales case; Ms. Morwari Zafar, Afghanistan Subject Matter Expert, Defense Intelligence Agency; Sandra Hodgkinson, Vice President, Chief of Staff of DRS Technologies; former Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) for Deputy Secretary of Defense and William J. Lynn, former Deputy Ambassador for War Crimes Issues, US Dept of State. It will be moderated by Jennifer Daskal, Assistant Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.
  • The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security, and the Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law present: From Gettysburg to Guantanamo: 150 Years of the Lieber Code and the Law of Armed Conflict, a conference on November 21st at Columbia Law School. Drafted by Columbia Professor Francis Lieber and signed by President Lincoln in 1863 as General Order No. 100, the Lieber Code regulated the conduct of U.S. soldiers during wartime. While the Code was limited to Union forces, the rules were based on customary law of the time and strongly influenced subsequent international codification of the law of armed conflict. The Code grappled with issues involving the regulation of armed conflicts between states and non-state groups that remain pressing today. This conference celebrating its 150th anniversary will explore the origins and import of the Lieber Code in its Civil War context, its impact on the development of international humanitarian law, and its continued significance to modern challenges in armed conflict. Confirmed speakers can be found here, the conference schedule here.
  • On November 28th, the London Review of International Law features a celebratory lecture by Gerry Simpson entitled “The Sentimental Life of International Law” at the London School of Economics. For more information, click here.
  • ALMA and the Radzyner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) have announced the next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum. The session will be held on October 30, 2013, at 18:30. In this session Adv. Yaniv Roznai, PhD candidate at LSE will present his new paper: “Cracking the Nuc” in the Legal Field: An Israeli Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities From an International Law Perspective.” More information, including about registration, can be found here.

Calls for Papers

  • JURIST, the online legal news and commentary publication run by students and staff at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is issuing a call for submissions for its ongoing Feature on ERISA. Deadline for thesis statements: November 1, 2013. Contributors should feel free to examine ERISA from any angle or perspective, so long as the entire piece contains a legal thesis that primarily addresses or incorporates ERISA.  At this time, please send a brief thesis statement of no more than 100 words to academiccommentary [at] jurist [dot] org by the aforementioned deadline of November 1, 2013.  Thesis statements will then be reviewed by JURIST’s commentary staff.  Successful final submissions will be between 1,000 and 1,500 words, will not have been previously published online or in print, and will not include footnotes.  Instead, submissions will include links to primary and secondary sources available online.
  • The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation is accepting submissions of articles related to International Law and National Security issues. Submissions will be considered for Issue 4 of Volume 39 to be published in Spring 2014. Authors are invited to attend the journal’s symposium on International Law issues in National Security on January 31, 2014. Submissions should be at least around 8,000 words and well-cited. Submissions and questions can be directed to NCILJ [at] unc [dot] edu. The submission deadline is December 31, 2013.

Announcements

  • Transnational Dispute Management has published its new issue entitled: “Art and Heritage Disputes in International and Comparative Law.” In this TDM special on Art and Heritage Disputes in International and Comparative Law guest editors Prof. Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht University) and Dr. Valentina Vadi (Lancaster University) aim to identify, map and critically assess key themes and features of the numerous art and heritage disputes which have arisen in the past decades. In the introduction article the editors map the key features of these disputes and assess the contribution that these cases offer to the development of international law in both its public and private dimensions. A separate volume to be published early 2014 will focus on intangible heritage disputes.

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Events and Announcements: October 13, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Events

  • The Cassese Initiative is pleased to inform you about its coming workshop on the topic “Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability under International Law”, which will be held at the European University Institute in Florence, on Friday 25 October 2013. Register here. From the organization: “Enforced disappearance remains one of the most heinous human rights violations. From the ‘political cleansing’ campaigns of oppressive regimes to the ‘war on terror’, hundreds of thousands of targeted opponents have disappeared without a trace, and their families left to live in uncertainty over their fate. Due to its complex nature as a multiple human rights violation and a very serious international crime, and the fact that it is, by definition, shrouded in secrecy, enforced disappearance poses particular problems with regard to accountability. Today, in spite of a framework which includes the 2007 United Nations Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, several international courts and monitoring bodies with competence over the violation, as well as the International Criminal Court, these problems persist and new challenges emerge in the fight against impunity.” More information can be found on their websiteFacebook and/or Twitter pages.
  • The Nineteenth Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium, entitled:“The Function of Judges and Arbitrators in International Law” Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Symposium will examine the function of judges and arbitrators in international law. As the importance of formal international adjudication increases, more and more focus is placed on the role that its adjudicators play, and the functions they are meant to fulfill. One of the highlights of this year’s Symposium is the participation of PluriCourts, whose directors Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein will be speaking. If you would like to register now, please click here.

Call for Papers

  • The Centre for Global Governance Studies at Catholic University Leuven presents: The Rule of Law: A Strategic Priority of the European Union’s External Action (ROLA)–International Workshop on 27-28 February 2014 in Leuven (Belgium)Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th October 2013. From their announcement: ‘The Rule of Law – A Strategic Priority of the European Union’s External Action’ (ROLA) is an interdisciplinary Jean Monnet project conducted by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (GGS) and co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. The purpose of this project is to assess the importance of the rule of law as a strategic priority of the European Union (EU)’s external action as mandated by article 21 of the Treaty on European Union. ROLA aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines (inter alia law, economics, international relations and political science), officials from EU institutions and EU partner countries, and representatives from civil society. Generating theoretically and practically relevant findings for both researchers and practitioners, this project focuses on an increasingly important though still under-theorized and underexplored research topic: the EU’s strategic prioritization of the rule of law towards emerging powers.” Contactmatthieu [dot] burnay [at] ggs [dot] kuleuven.be A full call for papers in PDF format can be found here. For more information on the project: www.rola-ggs.eu

Announcements

  • The annual Human Rights Essay Award Competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The 2014 topic is Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review. The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. For detailed guidelines about the award please click here.

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Events and Announcements: September 29, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Events

  • On October 2nd, the University of Richmond School of Law will host an ASIL Speed Mentoring Panel event, described as: “a unique forum that will expose law students and new legal professionals to experienced international practitioners. The event will begin with a brief introduction of the panelists and several questions presented by D. Wes Rist, ASIL’s Director of Education and Research, designed to provide insight into professional development opportunities, as well as to illustrate the various avenues the panelists took into international legal practice. Following the group discussion, each panelist will “host” a table at which a small group of students can spend 10-12 minutes asking more personal, directed questions of the participants. Students will then be able to rotate among tables, thus having the chance to speak directly with multiple panelists.The 90-minute speed mentoring event will be followed by a networking reception from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Practitioners in the area and others who do not plan to attend the speed-mentoring event are welcome to attend the reception.  No registration is required for those attending the reception only.”
  • On October 15th, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague,  as a special book launch evening in its Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC) Lecture Series, will host a book launch for Armed Conflict and International Law: Searching for the Human Face, a liber amicorum in memory of Dr. Avril McDonald. The event is free, but registration is necessary.
  • The Government Law College, Mumbai, India, in association with the D. M. Harish Foundation is pleased to announce the 15th edition of the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition (DMH), scheduled to be held from 6th-9th February, 2014. Comprehensive information about the moot along with the case study, Written Submissions, Rules and other details of the previous years can be accessed from the competition website. The contact person is Mr. Raghav Dev Garg. 
  • International Law Weekend 2013 — the world-famous autumn festival of the migratory flock of international lawyers, brought to you by the American Branch of the International Law Association – begins on Thursday night, October 24, 2013, at the Great Hall of the Association of the  Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, NYC, and continues at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, at the Lincoln Center facilities of Fordham Law School, at 140 West 62nd Street, NYC.   Advance Registration is available at http://ila-americanbranch.org/ or http://www.ilsa.org/conferences/16-conferences/16-ilw-new-york.

Announcements

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Events and Announcements: September 15, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • A call for papers has been issued for the 2014 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, happening January 9-10, 2014. The theme is Networks in Global Governance and the call is here.
  • The Society of International Economic Law has posted a call for papers ahead of its Fourth Biennial Global Conference, to be held in Bern, Switzerland and hosted by the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern, Switzerland on 10-12 July 2014. The Conference Theme will be Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law: Convergence or Divergence? Paper, poster and panel proposals must be submitted by Monday 4th November by Noon GMT via email to siel14 [at] wti [dot] org.
  • RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law review, is a student run, peer review online review, published bi-annually. We have issued a call for papers, which can be accessed on our website (rfmlawreview.org). Our review primarily focuses on South Asian, International and South East Asian laws. We are looking for articles (25 to 30,000 words), notes (8-10,000 words), reviews (10,000 words) and essays (5,000 words). The last date for submissions is the 15th of November. The review is published by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, India. You can find out more on the website here

Events

  • On September 20th, Fordham University Law School will host a symposium on the complex and shifting nature of citizenship rights in a post 9/11 world, which will address the following questions: How have the post 9/11 legal and policy battles affected the legal rights of citizens and non-citizens? How can we best understand the tensions between the state’s duty to protect its citizens and its desire to protect individual rights and liberties? Has the vigilance about terrorism weakened the protections associated with citizenship, particularly with respect to ethnic and religious minorities? One of the panelists is our own Peter Spiro. More information can be found here and you can register here.
  • On September 27-28, 2013, the World Trade Institute will host World Trade Forum 2013. The theme is Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements and the program is here.
  • On November 15, iCourts will host a conference on The Future Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Copenhagen. The program is here.

Announcements

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Events and Announcements: August 18, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Announcements

  • A prize has been established by the Society of International Economic Law and Cambridge University Press for the best essay submitted on any topic in any field of international economic law. The competition is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students of any university or other tertiary education institution, and those who have graduated from a university or other tertiary education institution no earlier than five years before the submission deadline (i.e., those who graduated prior to 30 September 2008 are not eligible for the 2013 Prize). The prize consists of £200, as well as £300 of Cambridge University Press book vouchers and a three year subscription to the World Trade Review. The winning essay will be submitted to the World Trade Review for publication, and the prize winner will be invited to present the winning entry at the 2014 SIEL Conference at the World Trade Institute, Bern.The deadline for submission is 30 September 2013. For more information, click here. 

Event

  • The American Bar Association Section of International Law will host a one-day International Legal Education Summit in London, England on Saturday, October 29, 2013. Registration will be FREE but space is limited.  (Please register ONLY if you are sure you can go.)  The International Legal Education Summit is designed to foster innovative exchanges and networking.  There will be special programming for students and new lawyers, small group information and innovation exchanges for educators and lawyers, and plenary session roundtables on the changing aspects of international legal practice and the future of international legal education. Programs will be held at the University of Law in Moorgate (City of London). Download information about the London Education Summit 2013. The registration link is included in the flier.

Call for Papers

  • A call for papers has been issued for a conference on Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation of International Law Revisited November 18-19, 2013, at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw. The call can be found here.

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Events and Announcements: August 4, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Events

  • A conference to mark the 70th anniversary of the War Crimes Commission is being held September 10-11, 2013 at SOAS in London entitled: Reinforcing Human Rights Standards: Lessons from the United Nations War Crimes Commission. You can register here.
  • The Moot Court Association of Government Law College in association with the D.M. Harish foundation is pleased to announce the 15th D.M. Harish Memorial- Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, scheduled to be held from February 6-9, 2014. More information can be found here. The schedule can be found here, the registration information here and a list of past participating institutions here.

Announcements

  • The Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism at Syracuse University is offering Cybersecurity Law & Policy Online, a fully online course for those working on information assurance, safe harbor, IT risk, and similar topics. The course runs from Sept. 23 to Nov. 10, 2013. Application deadline is Sept. 16, 2013.
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law presents International Law in Practice on Sept. 23-26, 2013. The course will provide a broad introduction to key issues in international and comparative law – from public to private and from commercial to human rights. For more information  contact the BIICL Events team at eventsregistration[@]biicl.org or call +44 (0)20 7862 5168.
  • Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law has been announced. The Forum is designed to assist junior faculty, i.e., those within the first six years of their academic careers, with their research by staging an annual competition in which six to nine individuals will be selected and asked to make presentations to the Forum in a given year: these presentations will then be paired with senior international legal scholars, who will comment on each of the presentations given to the Forum, so that the papers are eventually worked up and prepared for publication in the European Journal of International Law. The third Forum will be convened at the University of Melbourne on July 7, 8 and 9, 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2013. Further particulars of the process are now available on the website here.

Call for Papers

  • Abstracts are invited for the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, to be held December 2-3, 2013 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The conference aims to provide a forum for postgraduate students to present and receive feedback on their work and to network with other researchers working in their area. The theme of the conference is “Law, Individual, Community”. We invite papers from all areas of law and related fields, including but not limited to commercial law, constitutional law, criminal law, critical approaches to law, human rights, intellectual property law, international law, legal theory, and medical law. Abstracts of no more than 300 words and 3-5 keywords are to be submitted to EdLawPhDConference [at] gmail [dot] com, together with a short biographical note (approx. 100 words) on the author. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 15, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by early September.
  • The AALS Section on International Law has issued a call for papers for its program at the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City. The topic is International Law-Making and the United Nations. The call is here and the deadline for submission is September 10, 2013.
  • The 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security will be held at Purdue University, in West Lafayette Indiana on 24-25 March. The conference aims to attract researchers from around to globe to discuss various aspects of cyber warfare and security. The call for papers closes on the 2nd September and the full call for papers can be see here.
  • The Editorial Board of Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law Quarterly (CALQ) is inviting submissions for Vol.1 No.3 from legal academicians, professionals and students.The submission deadline is September 30, 2013 and more information can be found here.
  • For the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, a new peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law relating to security issues, such as International Humanitarian Law or International Criminal Law, a call for papers has been issued. For more information, click here. The first deadline for submission is January 31, 2014 for papers and 28 February 2014 for book reviews.

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Events and Announcements: July 8, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

Events

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Events and Announcements: May 26, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • A call for papers has been issued for a workshop and publication on “Natural resources grabbing: erosion or legitimate exercise of State sovereignty?” 4th and 5th October 2013 at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). Deadline for submissions of abstracts is 15 June 2013. The growing demand for natural resources has triggered a “race” to their exploitation and possession, especially in developing countries. This research project aims at addressing, from an international law perspective, this very complex challenge for the international community. More information can be found here.
  • The American Society of International Law and the American Branch of the International Law Association have issued a call for proposals for a joint conference, which will comprise the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law and the 76th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association. The conference theme is “The Effectiveness of International Law.” For more information, click here.
  • The American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) is pleased to issue a Call for Proposals for its inaugural Junior Scholars Research Forum, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in Philadelphia, on November 22, 2013. The deadline for receipt of proposals is June 25th, 2013 and more information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

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Events and Announcements: May 12, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • In cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, is hosting a conference on the legacy of the ICTR. The organizers are currently calling for papers. A short abstract must reach mswart [at] uj [dot] ac [dot] za by May 24, 2013. More information on the conference is available here.
  • The University of Oslo is hosting a conference August 30-31, 2014 entitled: The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal TribunalsPaper proposals should be e-mailed to c [dot] m [dot] bailliet [at] jus [dot] uio [dot] no by November 1, 2013, with an abstract no longer than 500 words.
  • The ILA Study Group on ‘Principles on the Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law’ has issued a call for papers. Those selected will be invited to participate in the discussion of their papers by the Study Group, and will be potentially included in a relevant publication. The deadline for submission of proposals is the end of May. Full details can be found on theStudy Group’s website, and the call may be directly downloaded (pdf) here.

Upcoming Events

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Events and Announcements: May 5, 2013

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • The Editorial Team of the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law (LATAM Journal) is currently considering manuscripts for publication in Volume 1 Issue 2. The Journal welcomes contributions in English and/or Spanish on the various aspects of International Economic Law and International Commercial Arbitration. For the criterion on the submission of contributions, please visit our website. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2013. The team is also pleased to announce that the inaugural issue is available online for free.

Upcoming Events

  • The 2013 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum will take place in Taipei, Taiwan on May 15-16, 2013. The program is available here. Questions can be directed to Professor Pasha Hsieh, Research Forum co-organizer.
  • The Canadian Bar Association’s International Law Section is organizing its 2013 International Law Conference on Friday June 7th in Ottawa.  The title of this year’s conference is: Emerging Issues in International Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption and Compliance. Registration is available here.
  • The Kwantlen Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) and Political Science Department, the Non-State Actor Committee of the International Law Association, International Law Association – Canada, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, and the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research Belgium are organizing a joint conference on Non-State Actor Responsibilities: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Considerations in Vancouver on June 26-28, 2013. A programme and more information is available here.

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Events and Announcements: April 28, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • We have launched our own call for papers aimed at LL.M, Ph.D and S.J.D. students as well as those practitioners/academics within the first five years post-degree to participate in our New Voices symposium starting in July. The deadline for 200-word abstract submissions is in only two short days: May 1, 2013!!
  • This serves as a reminder for the call for papers for the Interpretation and International Law conference at the University of Cambridge. The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to May 8, 2013. For more information, click here.
  • The Center for Legislative and Evaluation Studies of the University of Geneva and the International Association of Legal Methodology hosts Assessment of Research in Law: Stakes and Methods, on February 13-14, 2014. Research Proposals should be submitted to cetel[@]unige.ch by June 30, 2013.
  • The Campbell Law Review announces a call for papers for its National Edition, which will be focused on Internet Law and related themes. Abstracts should be submitted by August 1, 2013. Submissions, along with a curriculum vita, should be sent to culawreview [at] email [dot] campbell [dot] edu.
  • The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) invites submissions to its Working Papers Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress, reflecting cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. Recent papers have considered integration, detention and smuggling of asylum-seekers, gender-related asylum claims and long-term encampment. For more information, see here.

Upcoming Events

  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a seminar on Unilateral Jurisdiction and Arbitration Clauses, Valid or Not? on May 8, 2013.
  • The British Institute of International Comparative Law will also host the Twentieth Public Meeting of the Investment Treaty Forum May 10, 2013. The theme is the Litigation of Public Law Concepts in Investor-State Arbitration – Practical and Theoretical Considerations.
  • From May 22, 2013 to May 24, 2013, Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin will be teaching their annual Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship workshop. This workshop will be held in Los Angeles, California, and is co-sponsored by University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and Washington University Law. The workshop is for law school and social science faculty and graduate students interested in learning about empirical research. There is more information available about the workshop here. 
  • The New York City Bar is hosting an event entitled Targeted Killing Away from a “Hot Battlefield:” Exploring the Legal Issues on May 28, 2013. Click here to register.
  • The University of Amsterdam’s Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) will organise a seminar on Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law in Amsterdam on 30 and 31 May 2013. This seminar will consider extra-legal perspectives on how responsibility is to be distributed when multiple wrongdoing actors contribute to a harmful outcome. The relevant principles of international law leave many questions open. Should the responsibility of all actors be based on their individual contribution to such harms? Are there grounds for differentiation? Should all actors be held responsible in an equal amount, or should they, if no differentiation can be made, be held responsible collectively? At the seminar, 13 contributions by leading experts from various disciplines will be discussed. Only limited seats are available. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to: contact [at] sharesproject [dot] nl. For more information and the preliminary programme see here.

Announcement

  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic, proactive, and highly-motivated individual for the position of Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for advancing the vision of the Center and will be responsible for managing the Center’s budget and fund-raising efforts as well as coordinating Center events and activities. The Director will also be responsible for facilitating student engagement in international and transnational legal work. For a full description of the job description and instructions on how to apply, please click here. 

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Events and Announcements: April 14, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for papers

  • In case you haven’t seen it yet, we have launched our own call for papers aimed at LL.M, Ph.D and S.J.D. students as well as those practitioners/academics within the first five years post-degree to participate in our New Voices symposium starting in July. The deadline for 200-word abstract submissions is May 1, 2013.
  • Vermont Law School will host the fourth-annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship October 11, 2013, and has issued a call for abstracts. From the website: “If you are interested in presenting a paper at the Colloquium, please submit a working title and short abstract, using our online form, no later than June 1, 2013. For an abstract to be eligible for submission, the author must anticipate that the paper will still be at a revisable stage (neither published nor so close to publication that significant changes are not feasible) by the date of the Colloquium. We will do our best to include all interested presenters, and will notify authors about acceptances no later than July 2013.”
  • The International Review of Law invites submissions for its next editions to be published in July and January. Papers may be in English or Arabic. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis. Selected authors will be invited to Qatar University College of Law in Doha to conduct a guest lecture on their area of research.

Upcoming events

  • The 22nd annual Society of Legal Scholars’ International Law section/British Institute of International and Comparative Law conference on theory and international law will be held April 29 in London. This year’s topic is Sanctions and Embargoes: International Law and Contemporary Practice?, and more information can be found here.
  • The international conference on NON-STATE ACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES: EMPIRICAL FINDINGS AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS, co-chaired by the Institute for Transborder Studies and the Non-State Actor Committee of the International Law association, will take place in Richmond (Vancouver), BC, Canada, on June 26-28, 2013. The conference will address the obligations and responsibilities of non-state actors with a view to understanding the complexity of non-state actors’ international legal personality, their responsibility and compliance with international law, and the associated legal consequences. Focus is placed on the following five categories of non-state actors: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational/transnational corporations (MNCs), certain organized armed opposition groups, sui generis entities such the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and organised indigenous peoples’ groups. For further information and registration, please see this link.

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