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.

Upcoming Events: August 19, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Call for Papers

Upcoming Events

  • The 6th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogues are taking place August 26-28, 2012 at the Chautauqua Institute. The theme is: Hybrid International Courts: A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective on the Special Court for Sierra Leone. More information about the program and speakers can be found here.
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 12, 2012

by An Hertogen

Upcoming Events

  • The Institute for Global Law and Policy is organizing its 4th Annual Workshop which will bring together 50-100 doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty in Doha, Qatar, from January 4-14, 2013. More information can be found here. Applications to participate should be submitted online by October 15, 2012. The event is intended to be cost-free for all selected participants.
  • The ABA Section on International Law is organizing its 2012 Fall Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, October 16-20, 2012.

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 5, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Call for Papers

Upcoming Event

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: July 29, 2012

by An Hertogen

Call for Papers

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: July 22, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Conferences & Events

  • The University of Leiden will host a conference: International Humanitarian Assistance and International Law, January 24-25, 2013. The aim of the conference is to bring experts in the field of international humanitarian assistance together and to explore various fields of law relating to humanitarian assistance, like international humanitarian law, human rights law, international disaster response law, and other fields. The provisional program is here with a list of speakers here. Registration is not yet possible, but questions can be directed here.
  • A few special announcements from the American Society of International Law can be found here, including a call for ASIL leadership and honors nominations.

Call for Papers

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

Upcoming Events: July 15, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

Conferences & events

  • The Brookings Institution will host Translating Human Rights into Practice: A Conversation on the United Nations Human Rights Council: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 2:00 — 3:30 pm in Washington, D.C.
  • Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law along with ASIL will host Human Rights Implications of SCOTUS Decisions in the 2012 Term: Wed., July 18, 2012, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. ET. Please register for the event by contacting whayes [at] wcl [dot] american [dot] edu and for the program flyer, click here
  • There will be a reception to introduce the International Court for the Environment Coalition (ICE) at 6.00 pm on Thursday 19th July at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, 708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York City. More information about how the ICE works and about the ICE model (both .doc format). 
  • On Thursday, July 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the House Armed Services Committee, Carl Vinson Room (2118) 2120 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.,  “Observations from a Female Shura in Afghanistan: Lasting Security and the Promotion of Women’s Rights“ Sponsored by the Women in National Security Law Initiative of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and the ABA Office of Governmental Affairs – no charge but RSVP’s are required –holly [dot] mcmahon [at] americanbar [dot] org by July 17, 2012.
  • A few ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Annual Meeting Programs to announce, all happening in August at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL (more information can be found here and here in .pdf format):
    • Cybersecurity: The Legal Puzzle, Friday, August 3rd, 2012 (3:45-5:15 p.m.
    • Critical Issues in National Security Law over the Last 50 Years: Past, Present and Future, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 (8:30-10:00 a.m.)
    • Nuremberg Revisited: It’s Lesson for Today, Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    • The Renewed Trials by Military Commissions Under the Obama Administration: An Historical Perspective, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 (1:00-3:00 p.m.); Moderator: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Altenburg, Panelists: The Honorable Will Gunn, Brigadier General Mark Martins, Colonel (Ret.) Ralph Kohlman, Mr. Bryan Broyles
  • The 2012 World Trade Organization Public Forum will occur September 24-26, 2012 with the theme: Is Multilateralism in Crisis? in Geneva at the WTO Headquarters.

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

Upcoming Events: July 8, 2012

by An Hertogen

Conferences & events

  • On Wednesday July 11, the Brookings Institution is organizing Translating Human Rights into Practice: A Conversation on the United Nations Human Rights Council in the Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC. For more information and registration, please click here.
  • On July 18, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University, Washington College of Law, is organizing a webinar on the human rights implications of key decisions by the US Supreme Court in its 2012 term. To register your interest, please RSVP here.
  • The International Court for the Environment Coalition will be introduced at a reception at 6.00 pm on Thursday 19th July at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, 708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York City. The ICE Coalition has grown out of the recognition that the most serious environmental problems extend across international boundaries, and that current international laws and institutions are unable to deal with them effectively. This gap in international environmental governance is a major contributor to the continued worsening of environmental challenges facing the global community. The main speakers at the event will be Stephen Hockman QC, former President of the United Kingdom Bar Council and founder of the Coalition, which is spearheading the international campaign to create an International Court for the Environment, and Murray Carroll, researcher with the Global Environmental Governance Project and graduate student at Harvard University.  You can RSVP here.
  • The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security is sponsoring a series of programmes during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in early August.
    • August 2: “Nuremberg Revisited: Its Lessons for Today”, moderated by Daniel B. Rodriguez.
    • August 3: “Cybersecurity: the Legal Puzzle”, moderated by Harvey Rishikof
    • August 4: “Critical Issues in National Security Law Over the Past 50 Years: Past, Present and Future”, moderated by James McPherson.
    • August 4: “The Renewed Trials by Military Commissions Under the Obama Administration: An Historical Perspective”, moderated by Major General (ret.) John Attenburg.

Calls for Papers

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students have one more week to send in papers of maximum 35 pages for the Ronald St. John MacDonald Award awarded by the Canadian Council on International Law.
  • Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on “Legal Issues in Tobacco Control“, edited by Professor Andrew Mitchell and Associate Professor Tania Voon (Melbourne Law School). This special issue will examine legal issues surrounding international related disputes arising from tobacco regulation and control. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by September 15, 2012.

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

Upcoming Events: July 1, 2012

by An Hertogen

Calls for Papers

  • The Institute for Transnational Arbitration is organizing its second Annual Winter Forum in Miami on January 24-25, 2013. It is calling for abstracts of works-in-progress on a broad variety of topics related to international commercial arbitration and international investment law. Abstracts are due by September 1, 2012 and need to be sent to ITAWinterForum2013 [at] gmail [dot] com.  Proposals should be made in a Word document that is no longer than 1,000 words.  The cover email should indicate your affiliated institution, your contact details and whether your paper has been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.  Priority will be given to unpublished papers and works-in-progress. There will be the opportunity to publish final papers in the World Arbitration and Mediation Review. Please direct any enquiries to Joseph Matthews or Jarrod Wong.

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations has issued the following calls for papers:

  • Eyes on the ICC is the first peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal dedicated exclusively to the work of the International Criminal Court and international criminal law. The journal invites quality submissions for its eighth volume from practitioners, scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to international criminal law and policy. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis until August 15, 2012. Manuscripts must be computer-generated and submitted electronically via e-mail to icc [at] americanstudents [dot] us, or via Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service, at http://law.bepress.com/expresso. Each submission should contain an abstract, the author’s CV, appropriate contact information, and a cover letter. Articles and Notes may range in length from 25 to 80 pages, double-spaced. Book reviews range from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Submissions should adhere closely to the Chicago Manual of Style and cite sources in legal format according to the Harvard Blue Book. Authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. The journal invites commentary on the quality of its submissions, whether by private correspondence or published letter. Correspondence not directly related to the submission process should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Juliet Sorensen, at juliet [at] americanstudents [dot] us
  • The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations. The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted. IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes from the field. The deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2012-2013 issue is August 1, 2012. Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc format via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words, a CV, appropriate contact information and a cover letter to the editor assuring that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere and that the author will not submit the manuscript to any other publication while under consideration with the IJHRL. Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (approximately 15-25 pages) and be typed, double-spaced. Notes from the field run at approximately 4,000-5,000 words. Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Please cite sources in standard American legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Submissions that do not adhere to the aforementioned guidelines may not be considered for publication. Submissions are subject to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within approximately 6-8 weeks of receipt of manuscript. Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to ijhrl [at] americanstudents [dot] us.

Volunteer opportunities

The Council of American Students in International Relations (CASIN) is looking for volunteers to take on the role of Board Member, Assistant Editor and Copy Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.

  • CASIN Members interested in the role of Board Member should send a letter of interest and resume to Selecting and Nominating Chair Anna Sandor.
  • To apply for one of the editor roles please send a letter of interest, resume/CV, relevant writing sample, contact information for three references and examples of past editing work (if applicable), in .doc or .pdf format to ijhrl [at] americanstudents [dot] us by July 15, 2012. In the letter of interest, please indicate which editor position you are applying for at the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.
  • More information can be found here.