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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Events and Announcements: March 17, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • The Jersey Legal Information Board presents Law Via the Internet: Free Access to Law in a Changing World on September 26-27, 2013. The conference will address the impact of online publishing on e-democracy, access to law and the rule of law, e-learning, privacy and open government in legal publishing, and emerging patterns of information access and usage.Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2013. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.
  • The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and the Issam Fares Institute of the American University of Beirut are embarking on a multi-year research project to study the history and contemporary dynamics of human rights in the Arab world. The project focuses on the relationship between research on human rights theory and principles broadly defined, advocacy at the international, regional, and local levels in the Arab world in the form of pressure as well as knowledge production, and the formation of public policies related to human, civil, social and political rights throughout the region. The initiative is soliciting contributions, in the form of research essays, interviews, roundtables, or speculative essays, from scholars, activists, and even government officials working on the above issues. Submissions will be considered for publication on Jadaliyya and potentially for conference and manuscript purposes.Submissions should be 1200-1500 words. Submissions or ideas should be sent to Mark LeVine, at mlevine [at] uci [dot] edu.

Events

  • Readers who found our symposium on Curtis Bradley’s book this week interesting might like to check out an upcoming event on Customary International Law: What is its role in the U.S. legal system? to be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) from 12 – 1 p.m. Prof. Bradley will be joined by Professors Bradford Clark (GWU Law) and Carlos Vazquez (Georgetown Law) to discuss the role that the fundamental legal principle of Customary International Law does and should play in U.S. domestic courts. You can register online here.
  • The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London presents the International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC) on 8 and 9 April, 2013. The 2013 keynote lecture this year will be given by Professor David Caron, the newly appointed Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law. The title of his lecture is  ‘Scholarship (n): What is valued as, What is, Thrust of‘ and it is intended to set a reference point for discussions at the conference. The IGLRC is comprised of Panel and Poster Sessions. The Poster Session presents a wonderful opportunity for Conference participants to debate and discuss cutting edge legal research in a supportive environment. Registration information is found here and more information about the IGLRC can be found here.
  • The Sydney Centre for International Law is a holding a conference entitled Facing Outwards: Australian Private International Law in the 21st Century on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A conference flyer may be found here. For further information and registration, click here.
  • Registration is now open for the Spring Conference of the International Law Association (British Branch) which will take place in Oxford on April 12 and 13. The theme of the conference is “The Changing Face of Global Governance: International Institutions in the International Legal Order”. The conference will explore the changing nature of international institutions and their impact on international governance, international law-making and law-enforcement. Papers address the role of international institutions in a wide range of areas, including the maintenance of peace and security, international economic law, environmental law, law of the sea, international criminal law, as well as the regulation of technology and health. The Keynote Lecture and Inaugural Oxford Global Justice Lecture will be delivered by Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel.
  • Golden Gate University will host its Annual Fulbright Conference April 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California, with the theme International Law in a Multipolar World. This event which will bring together some of the region’s leading experts and scholars in international law. In addition, some Fulbright scholars have accepted invitations to attend or present at this event. We are proud of maintaining a strong tradition of providing legal training in the area of international law to the students in our LL.M. and S.J.D. in International Legal Studies Programs. Professor Dr. Michael C. van Walt van Praag, will deliver the keynote address. Register online here. With questions, contact Brad Lai at blai [at] ggu [dot] edu.
  • The inaugural London International Boundary Conference will take place on 18 and 19 April 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Speakers at the Conference are among the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the effective resolution of territorial disputes. They will examine recent developments in disputed “hotspots” around the world, and discuss new and emerging ideas for the resolution and management of territorial disputes, from legal, geopolitical, technical, commercial and other viewpoints. The Conference will also run a half-day technical workshop at King’s College London on the afternoon of 17 April 2013, offering a practical introduction to maritime limits and boundaries. For further details (including speakers, pricing and registration), click here.
  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, presents Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Fri., April 19, 2013.
  • This year’s Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from July 8-19, 2013 at the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice, Italy. The theme of this year’s academy is Obligations of States. You can view the detailed program here.Online registration closes May 5, 2013. The fee is €600 and a maximum of 60 participants will be selected.

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Events and Announcements: January 27, 2013

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • The International Law Discussion Group of the University of Edinburgh is launching a call for papers for its biennial spring Doctoral Symposium to take place on June 17-18, 2013 on Regime Interactions. Abstracts are due by March 1, 2013. More information can be found here.
  • The quarterly journal, Transnational Legal Theory, is soliciting submissions for a Symposium on William Twining’s Montesquieu Lecture on “Globalisation and Legal Scholarship”, available as pdf here. TLT will publish responses to and engagements with Professor Twining’s inspiring lecture in its Summer 2013 issue. Submissions can take the form of essays, review articles or small scholarly papers, but should in no case exceed the length of 5.000 – 6.000 words, including footnotes. The journal is anonymously peer-reviewed. Interested contributors are invited to send a working title and short abstract to Peer Zumbansen at Osgoode Hall Law School or to TLT by 28 February 2013 in order to allow for the drafting of a provisional table of contents for the symposium issue. All final submissions are due by 15 April 2013.

Special Issue

Transnational Dispute Management has published its special issue on Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection. Excerpts can be found here.

Anti-Corruption Prize

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at Allard Hall has launched one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the international fight against corruption and protecting human rights.

The $100,000 prize will be awarded every two years to an individual, movement or organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law.

Nominations for the inaugural prize are now open at www.allardprize.org, and will remain so until the deadline of February 20, 2013. The selection process will occur in the spring of 2013, and the inaugural prize is scheduled to be awarded in September 2013.

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Events and Announcements: January 20, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers

  • The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) organizes a two-day Workshop on Economic Governance and Organizations at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on June 6-7, 2013. The aim is to assemble scholars from law, economics, and management studying organizations that mitigate economic governance problems. Submissions of theoretical, empirical, and experimental work, as well as case studies are welcome. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013.
  • The Forced Migration Review invites submissions for a special issue on Detention and Deportation. Submissions are due April 15, 2013. See the call here.
  • The German Yearbook of International Law is Germany’s oldest yearbook in the field of public international law. The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The ‘General Articles’ section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts.

Additional Announcements

  • ILSA has announced a call for proposals for the 2014 Jessup Competition problem. Proposals must be submitted by March 9, 2013.
  • The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce the
    opening of the application period for the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law that will be offered from May 28 to July 15 of 2013. This Program offers 19 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 39 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 170 participants from more than 40 different countries and with different levels of professional experience The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights, recognized members of NGOs and professors from all over the world. The Program is offered in three categories which include the modality of Certificate of Attendance, ABA Credits for students currently studying in a U.S. law school and finally, the Diploma Course that is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements. The application form for this program is available here.

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Events and Announcements: January 6, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers

  • The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the ASIL Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 15-16, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The title of the Research Forum is “International Law and Dispute Resolution: Challenges in the Asia Pacific.” The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to international law with a focus on the Asia Pacific. Paper proposals must be submitted electronically by January 20, 2013 to ila [at] nccu [dot] edu [dot] tw. For additional information, please refer to the Research Forum website.
  • The University of The Gambia Law Faculty will publish its first Student Law Review in September 2013. Submissions from students, academics and law professionals are welcomed. This is a call for papers with a human rights focus. 300-word abstracts are due no later than 12.00 noon January 20 2013. The final article will be 5,000 words including footnotes (OSCOLA) and will need to be submitted by 1 May 2013. With questions and to submit abstracts, please contact Fiona Batt (F [dot] Batt [at] utg [dot] edu [dot] gm).
  • The School of Law, Queen Mary University of London presents the 4th Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference: Reinvigorating Legal Thought in Times of Change June 6, 2013. Abstracts are due Feb. 6, 2013.
  • The Ninth Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference welcomes submissions. The conference will be hosted by the graduate students at Cornell University Law School in Ithaca, New York on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2013. The program will consist of several  panels throughout the day featuring 3-4 panelists each. Each panelist will provide a ten to fifteen minute presentation of his or her paper topic after which there will be input from the other panelists and conference attendees. Abstract submissions should be received by January 18, 2013. Click for the call for papers.

Additional Announcements

  • The Berlin-based Postdoctoral Program Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison invites scholars to apply for seven postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013/2014. “Fellowships begin on 1 October, 2013 and will end on 31 July, 2014. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided.” Applications will be accepted Jan. 10-24, 2013. Please find the call for applications here.
  • A special issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law is now available, for a limited time, free online. Entitled All Hands on Deck: Mobilizing Climate Change Action Beyond the UNFCCC, this special issue contains 6 articles by prominent legal scholars and practitioners. Attention is drawn to the potential of other international institutions to complement the UNFCCC in its efforts to scale up climate change mitigation ambition under the Durban Platform. The contributions to the issue examine a variety of venues, including other multilateral environmental institutions, human rights mechanisms, international trade talks, and small groupings of like-minded countries, and explore how actions under these institutions could contribute to the UNFCCC’s objectives.

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Events and Announcements: December 30, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

  • The next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum takes place on January 7, 2013 at the IDC Radzyner School of Law. Adv. Sigall Horovitz will give a talk entitled “Think Different – Why Israel Should Join the ICC Rome Statute” – a discussion following the UN General Assembly resolution to recognize Palestine as a non-member State observer, and Adv. Ido Rosenzweig will talk on “Pillar of Defense & IHL – targeted killings, military objectives, proportionality etc.” – a discussion about the questions related to the Israeli and Palestinian conducts during the recent November conflict. More information can be found here.

Calls for Papers

  • Submissions are requested for the 2013 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition, co-organized by the American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society. Submissions are due by January 31, 2013. More information is available here.

Job Announcement

  • Columbia Law School invites applications for a position at the Professor or Associate Professor Level. The individual will also serve as Director of the Human Rights Clinic and Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, beginning on July 1, 2013. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching the Human Rights Clinic as well as serving as its Director. This will include developing clinical projects for experiential learning both in and outside of the classroom. As Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, the individual will also be responsible for collaborating in developing the Institute’s programmatic work and strategic agenda, helping to supervise the Institute’s post-graduate human rights fellows on projects relating to the Institute and Clinic, and assisting with fundraising for projects being pursued by the Institute and Clinic. More information, and an online only application, is available here. Applications are due by January 31, 2013.

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Upcoming Events: November 4, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers/Applications

  • The University of Ghent has issued a call for abstracts up to 1,000 words for a book entitled: 35 Years of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Present and Future. Abstracts are due to be submitted by November 15, 2012.
  • The University of Catania, Italy, is organizing the 10th Young International Lawyer Research Forum on January 24-25, 2013 themed “A Lackland Law? Territory, Effectiveness and Jurisdiction in International and European Law.” The deadline for the submission of abstracts is November 24, 2012.
  • The 9th Global Administative Law Seminar will take place in Viterbo, Italy, on June 13-14, 2013, on the theme of Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Law and Governance. Abstracts are due by February 3, 2013.
  • The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations at the Hague Academy for International Law is organizing a session on the Legal Implications of the Financial Crisis from August 19-September 6, 2013.  Applications close on April 1, 2013 at 12am (GMT+1). 24 spaces are available, divided evenly between the English and the French section.
  • The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University is calling for applications  for the O’Brien Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism to support LL.M or D.C.L. students at the Faculty of Law.

Upcoming Events: October 28, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers

  • The Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, presents an international conference, Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice, April 11-12, 2013. The call for papers is here. Abstracts for papers or poster presentations are due Oct. 31, 2012.
  • On June 6-7, 2013, the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University will convene a two-day international conference on research and teaching in the field of law and popular culture. The call for papers can be found here. Papers on any aspect of the relationship between law and popular culture are welcome. Abstracts are due by December 1, 2012.
  • Merkourious, the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, has issued a call for papers on Gender in International and European Law. Topics may include, but are not limited to international and/or European human rights law issues such as non-discrimination, employment, corporate social responsibility, health, family life, children’s right, hate speech, terrorism and the process to strengthen the treaty body system, as well as other areas of international law such as peacekeeping, international humanitarian law, environmental law, women and development, indigenous law, refugee and migration law, legal ethics, and international customary law. Abstracts should be submitted by February 13, 2013 and submissions by March 13, 2013.
  • Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its next special issue, India and the World Economic Order. Submissions can be written as ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and/or ‘Book Reviews’. Submissions can deal with any aspect of India’s role or policies in the world economic system. Manuscripts may be submitted via email, ExpressO, or the TL&D website. The last date for submissions is February 15, 2013.
  • The Journal of Philosophy of International Law has issued a call for papers. The Journal welcomes submissions of articles and reviews for consideration with a view to publication. The normal word length for article contributions is between 4000-8000 words. The normal word length for reviews/commentaries should be 1000 to 1500 words. Submissions (except reviews/commentaries) should include a short abstract of not more than 60 words.

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Upcoming Events: October 21, 2012

by An Hertogen

  • On November 1, 2012 at 4pm, the Columbia Law School Center for Constitutional Governance and the American Society of International Law are organizing a Panel Discussion on International Law and the South China Sea. Speakers are Henry S. Bensurto, Sir Daniel Bethlehem, KCMG QC, Harold Hongju Koh and Coalter G. Lathrop. Professor Bernard Oxman will moderate.
  • On December 4-5, 2012, Human Rights First will organize its inaugural Human Rights Conference: American Ideals. Universal Values, to mark the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The conference will take place in the Newseum in Washington DC.
  • On January 10-11, 2013, The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, in cooperation with the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Municipality of The Hague, will host a symposium entitled “The Boundaries of the Battlefield: A Critical Look at the Legal Paradigms and Rules in Countering Terrorism” with the aim of discussing the contours of various approaches states take against non-state actors with the goal of countering terrorism. Specifically, the two-day symposium will address issues related to uses of force and how these may affect and define the geographic and temporal scope and limitations of the laws of armed conflict in relation to counterterrorism. Besides this main theme, which operates within the armed conflict paradigm, this conference will also discuss and assess the law-enforcement paradigm. For more information, please see the event website. The conference program can be found here (.pdf) and you can register here.

Upcoming Events: October 14, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers

  • The Human Rights Centre in Practice and the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick have issued a call for papers for a workshop on Strategies for realising social economic rights in practice: Multi-disciplinary experiences from early career researchers. The call for papers is here.
  • The Melbourne Journal of International Law invites submissions for its next volume. The deadline for volume 14 number 1 (June 2013) is Jan. 13, 2013. The deadline for 14(2) (Nov. 2013) is July 1, 2013. More details can be found on the journal’s website.
  • The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana has issued a call for papers for a conference on Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice, taking place April 11-12, 2013. Here’s the call for papers.
  • Vol. 5, Issue No. 1 of the Goettingen Journal of International Law will include a focus on the law and politics of indigenous peoples in international law. Indigenous peoples received increasing public and scholarly attention over the last decades. It has been a unique journey from the colonial history to the beginning of their political presence in the United Nations since the 1970s to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. The UN’s International Year for the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1993 as well as the following decades of the world’s indigenous peoples from 1995 to 2004 and 2006 to 2015 prove the ongoing need to attend to indigenous peoples’ interests. Today, discourses of indigenous peoples rights and their claim for self-determination are found beyond International Human Rights law: topics such as intellectual property rights, control over the exploitation of natural resources, the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions are on the agenda. Underlying all is the constant debate about a definition and the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights beyond the Americas, particularly in Asia and Africa. In order to shine a light on the legal and political problems indigenous peoples are facing, we call for authors to submit papers on the topic. The submission deadline is 1 March 2013. For more information contact us at info [at] gojil [dot] eu.
  • The journal Humanity has issued a call for papers for a conference on The New International Economic Order and the Global Interregnum of the 1970s, happening in the fall of 2013. More information about the call for papers can be found here.
  • The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict. Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration, as the prize is awarded to the best submission in each of these two categories.

    Criteria: Any work in the English language published during 2012 or whose publication is imminent at the time of submission may be nominated for this prize. The re-submission of works which have already been considered for this prize is not allowed. Entries may address such topics as the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during international and non‑international armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the law of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement, occupation law, peace operations, counter‑terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. Other topics bearing on the application of international law during armed conflict or other military operations are also appropriate.

    Age Limit
    : Competitors must be 35 years old or younger at the time of submission. They need not be members of the American Society of International Law. Multi-authored works may be submitted if all the authors are eligible to enter the competition. Should a multi-authored submission win the competition, the cash component of the prize shall be divided, pro rata, between the authors. Submissions from outside the United States are welcomed.

    Submission
    : Submissions, including a letter or message of nomination, must be received by 21 January 2013. Three copies of books must be submitted. The electronic submission of articles is encouraged. Authors may submit their own work. Any work not already published must be accompanied by documentation indicating that it has been accepted for publication. All submissions must include contact data (e‑mail, fax, phone, address). The Prize Committee will acknowledge receipt of the submission by e‑mail.

    Printed submissions must be sent to:
    Professor Iain Scobbie
    Department of Law
    School of Oriental and African Studies
    Thornhaugh Street
    Russell Square
    London WC1H 0XG
    United Kingdom

    Electronic submissions must be sent to:
    is17 [at] soas [dot] ac [dot] uk

    Please indicate clearly in the subject line that the email concerns a submission for the Lieber Prize.

    Prize: The Selection Committee will select one submission for the award of the Francis Lieber Prize in the book category and one in the article category. The Prizes consist of $500, a certificate of recognition, and a year’s membership of the American Society of International Law. The winner of the Lieber Prize in both categories will be announced at the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting in March 2013.

Last week’s announcements can be found here. If you are organizing a conference or other event and would like to see the call for papers or the program announced on Opinio Juris, please contact us.