Upcoming Events: December 2, 2012

Upcoming Events: December 2, 2012

Upcoming Events

  • The next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum takes place on December 5, 2012 at the IDC Radzyner School of Law. Dr. Ben Clarke will discuss his new article “Beyond the Call of Duty: Integration of International Humanitarian Law in Video Games and Battlefield Training Simulators”. More information can be found here.

Calls for Papers

  • The International Community Law Review has issued a call for papers for a special issue of its 2013 volume, to be edited by Professor Duncan French (University of Lincoln) and Dr. Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield). The focus of the Special Issue will be to assess to what extent recent case-law has seen a doctrinal restatement of international law by the International Court of Justice and other tribunals, with little regard to the complex and modern pressures upon States. Areas of the law that have seen restatement, if not retrenchment, include the use of force, State immunity and self-determination, as well as arguably a conservative view of the consensual jurisdiction of the Court. Equally, other commentators may wish to critique this understanding. Authors wishing to contribute an article to the Special Issue should submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to Dr. Russell Buchan by 18 February 2013. Authors will be informed by 1 March 2013 as to whether their abstract has been accepted. Subsequently, contributors will be required to submit their articles (approximately 10, 000 words in length) to the editors no later than 1 July 2013.
  • The Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) is calling PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, from the fields of political science, law, sociology, and international relations to participate in a workshop on European and transnational rulemaking. The workshop will take place in Amsterdam between July 1-5, 2013. Applications are due by January 15, 2013 and more information can be found here.
  • The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is calling for papers of its annual Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The 2013 topic is The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People 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, best English article and best Spanish article. The Award in each case will consist of a scholarship to the Academy’s Program of Advanced Studies; travel expenses to Washington D.C.; housing at the university dorms; and a per diem for living expenses.

Journal Announcements

Volume XXI (2011) of The Italian Yearbook of International Law is out. It features a symposium on the international law questions arising from the Libyan crisis and a focus section analysing and discussing certain aspects of the ICJ Judgment in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy). The articles by M. Mancini, The Day After: Prosecuting International Crimes Committed in Libya, and, R. Pavoni, An American Anomaly? On the ICJ’s Selective Reading of United States Practice in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State, are available 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.

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