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.

Last week’s announcements can be found here. If you would like to post an announcement on Opinio Juris, please contact us. Best wishes for 2013!

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events: October 7, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

  • On October 11, 2012, the American Society of International Law is organizing a panel on Developing your Faculty Credentials: An International Law Perspective at Tillar House in Washington DC. More information, and free registration, can be found here.
  • On October 25, 2012, the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics is organizing the eighteenth annual Herbert Rubin And Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium, entitled Tug of War: The Tension between Regulation and International Cooperation. The symposium will examine how U.S. courts balance our regulatory interest against the need for international cooperation in the context of transnational litigation. A tentative agenda can be found here, and you can register here.

Calls for Papers

  • The University of Amsterdam’s Center for International Law has issued a call for papers for a two-day seminar on Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspective, taking place March 14-15, 2013. Proposals of 500 words or fewer are due by November 1, 2012.
  • The Polish Yearbook of International Law is seeking articles for its next volume, to be published in June 2013. Submissions should not exceed 15,000 words (including footnotes). Authors must include an abstract not exceeding 250 words. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Manuscripts are assessed on a rolling basis. Requests for expedited review will be considered in case of a pending acceptance for publication from another journal. More detailed information, including the PYIL style sheet is available here.
  • The 2nd Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) will take place in Göttingen (Germany) on January 25-26, 2013. Postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students and early career academics studying or working in the field of international economic law are invited to submit a 400 words abstract and their CV to pepa2013conference [at] gmail [dot] com by October 31, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by November 30, 2012; after which they are expected to submit a conference paper (no more than 4000 words) by December 31, 2012. At the conference, one or more senior practitioner or academic will comment on each paper, followed by a general discussion. Registration closes on December 7, 2012, and needs to be done online. As a participant the 1st PEPA/SIEL conference, I strongly recommend anyone working in the field of international economic law to consider submitting an abstract for an invaluable opportunity to discuss and test your ideas!
  • Postgraduate students with an interest in human rights are invited to submit abstracts for the Human Rights Research Students’ Conference organized by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, on November 20, 2012. Abstracts of up to 300-350 words should be e-mailed to HRC [at] sas [dot] ac [dot] uk by October 26, 2012.

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.

Upcoming Events: September 30, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

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.

Upcoming Events: September 23, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

  • Fordham will organize a debate entitled Executive Power and Civil Liberties: Debating Obama’s Targeted Killing Program on September 24, 2012 at 6pm, between Martin S. Flaherty and Jack Goldsmith, and moderated by William M. Treanor. Registration is requested.
  • The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet Human Trafficking Summit will be hosted in Tallahassee, Florida on September 24, 2012. The summit is bringing together law enforcement and professionals from a number of practice areas. The summit will be live broadcast for those who cannot attend, and there will be simultaneous Twitter and Facebook feeds so that viewers can live stream questions to our panelists and have them answered in real time.
  • The University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the European Investment Bank kindly invite you to the symposium on IAMs and Public Sector Accountability, on September 25, 2012 at the University of Luxembourg – Campus Kirchberg. Registration is free and is by e-mail at fdef-colloques [at] uni [dot] lu.
  • The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies with the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative and the MacArthur Foundation is organizing a conference on September 26-27, 2012 on the topic of “The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: Achievements, Impact and Challenges”. The conference will take place at the Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands. More information and registration can be found here.
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Law Society of Northern Ireland will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) with a conference in Belfast, Ireland on November 22-23, 2012. More information and registration is here.

Calls for Papers

  • The Melbourne Journal of International Law is inviting submissions for its 14th volume. The deadline for the first issue, to be published in June 2013, is January 31, 2013.
  • The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México has launched the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law, and is calling for submissions for its first issue, to be published in early February 2013. As it will be a bilingual journal, final manuscripts would need to be submitted by mid-November to allow time for the translation process. Further information, including on style, length and areas covered by the Journal can be found here.
  • The European Society of International Law is calling for papers for its 5th Research Forum on the topic of “International Law as a Profession“. The forum will take place in Amsterdam on May 23-25, 2013. The deadline for the submission of abstracts or panel proposals is November 15, 2012.
  • The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London invites submissions to its Working Paper Series. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact ruvi [dot] ziegler [at] law [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.
  • The Graduate School of Government and European Studies will host a three-day conference from January 17-19, 2013, in Bled, Slovenia entitled the GLOTHRO Workshop on the Direct Human Rights Obligations of Corporations in International Law. The call for papers can be found here. Interested applicants should send a 200 word abstract and a CV in narrative form by October 30, 2012 to jernej [dot] letnar [at] fds [dot] si. Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 10, 2012. With questions, email jernej [dot] letnar [at] fds [dot] si.

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.

Upcoming Events: September 16, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Upcoming Events

Calls for Papers

  • The deadline for the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)/Cambridge University Press’ 2012 International Economic Law Essay competition is September 30, 2012. The SIEL and CUP award a prize for the best essay submitted on any topic in any field of international economic law. For clarification, essays with a focus on international commercial arbitration or EU law will not be considered for this Prize.
  • The Graduate School of Government and European Studies will host a three-day conference from January 17-19, 2013, in Bled, Slovenia entitled the GLOTHRO Workshop on the Direct Human Rights Obligations of Corporations in International Law. The call for papers can be found here. Interested applicants should send a 200 word abstract and a CV in narrative form by October 30, 2012 to jernej [dot] letnar [at] fds [dot] si. Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 10, 2012. With questions, email jernej [dot] letnar [at] fds [dot] si.
  • Transnational Legal Theory, a quarterly journal published by Hart Publishing, is now receiving submissions that engage with topics in transnational law, international law, transnational jurisprudence, conflict of laws, comparative legal studies, global governance and constitutionalism, and global administrative law. The Journal welcomes thoughtful and innovative scholarship, also from non-lawyers (as long as the submissions address and engage with themes of transnational legal theory) as well as book reviews and suggestions for review. Submissions should be made to tlteditorial [at] hartpub [dot] co [dot] uk. All submissions undergo anonymous peer review.

Upcoming Events: September 9, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

  • The SHARES Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam has launched its SHARES Lecture Series on topics related to shared responsibility. The complete schedule of the lectures for 2012-2013 is available here.
  • Fordham will organize a debate entitled Executive Power and Civil Liberties: Debating Obama’s Targeted Killing Program on September 24, 2012 at 6pm, between Martin S. Flaherty and Jack Goldschmidt, and moderated by William M. Treanor. Registration is requested.
  • The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University is organizing its 3rd Annual Seminar on Teaching Law and National Security on September 14-15, 2012. Harold Koh and James Steinberg will be keynote speakers. More information can be found here.
  • The International Law Committee of the New York City Bar is organizing a debate on September 12, 2012 from 6.30-9pm on The Next Four Years: The Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election on International Law, featuring John B. Bellinger III, William W. Burke-White, Andrew Kent and Opinio Juris‘ own Deborah Pearlstein. Click here to register.

Calls for Papers

  • Hidayatullah National Law University is convening a Round Table Conference on the Refugee Convention on October 6-7, 2012. Abstracts for papers need to be submitted by September 15, 2012. More information can be found here.
  • The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop on November 29, 2012, on Debt and Financial Regulation in Reaction to the Crisis: Legal Perspectives on Recent Transformations of Public Authority. Abstracts not exceeding 500 words should be sent via e-mail to Matthias Goldmann and Carlino Antpöhler at regulation [at] mpil [dot] de by 15 September 2012. Successful applicants will be informed by 30 September 2012. Travel and accommodations costs will be reimbursed for participants.
  • The Socio-Legal Review is calling for submissions for its ninth volume to be published in 2013. More information can be found here.

Job Opportunities

  • The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University offers three PhD positions within the NWO VIDI project “No carrots, no sticks: How do peer reviews among states acquire authority in global governance?”. Applications are due by September 17, 2012, and more information can be found here.
  • The American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites its Academic and Law Firm Partners to refer applicants for three International Law Fellow positions at the ASIL headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Fellows will be responsible for implementing a number of the Society’s research, education, and outreach programs. More information can be found here.

Upcoming Events: September 2, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • The Southern Illinois University Law Journal is seeking scholarly legal articles from newer legal scholars for possible inclusion in a special Symposium issue, Guantanamo Bay: What Next?, on legal issues arising from the continued detention and trial of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Full submissions (in Microsoft Word) should be in by November 19, 2012.
  • The International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a works-in-progress workshop, to be held on December 1, 2012, in Washington, DC. Abstracts are due no later than September 21, 2012 and selected full papers no later than  November 17, 2012. More information can be found here.
  • The Law Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 10th Annual International Conference on Law, July 15-18, 2013, in Athens, Greece. For details, please go to the conference website. Abstracts for the call for papers are due by December 17, 2012.

Upcoming Events

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.

Upcoming Events: August 26, 2012

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • The Irish Yearbook of International Law has a call for papers for a special symposium issue regarding Climate Justice in International Law (Word document). Submission deadline is August 31, 2012.
  • The University of Sydney is hosting a post-graduate conference on November 1-2, 2012 entitled Crossing Boundaries (Word document), open to post-grads in the Asia-Pacific region. Deadlines of abstract submission (no more than 250 words) is August 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law is holding The Inaugural Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay Competition. The essay, of maximum 6000 words, should address the following question: “Under what conditions may acts that constitute illegal use of armed force and that result in the widespread or systematic attack upon a civilian population be prosecuted as crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, pursuant to the Rome Statute?” Entries are due by 31 August 2012.

Upcoming Events

  • On 31 August 2012, application close for The Hague Academy of International Law’s Seminar for Advanced Studies in Private and Public international Law for Professionals on Les immunités en droit international public et privé. The seminar takes place in The Hague from January 13-19, 2013. All lectures are in French.

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.