Events and Announcements: March 17, 2019

Events and Announcements: March 17, 2019

Call for Papers

  • The University of London is pleased to announce a workshop on “Rectifying the Protection Gap for ‘Climate Refugees’: What’s Next?” on 6 June 2019. This workshop aims to assess the outcomes of the UN Global Compacts and Task Force, to identify their contributions to ongoing attempts to construct better protection mechanisms for those forced to move as a result of the effects of climate change, and to discuss ways of ensuring that these texts are translated into concrete developments in global policy and governance. The organizers welcome papers that reflect on broader issues of theory and practice regarding refugees, migrants, climate change, and environmental protection in the context of the Global Compacts and/or the Task Force report. For those interested in submitting papers, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to simon [dot] behrman [at] rhul [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 29 March 2019. Selected papers from the workshop will be published as an edited collection.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation for the United States and Canada and the faculties at the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Stanford Law School, and Cardozo Law School are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Workshop on “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” to be held on 12 July 2019 at the Cardozo Law School in New York City. The co-organizers hope to drive discussions of public international law, including international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law, into conversations, in the U.S. in particular, on national security issues and situations of armed conflict. The workshop will focus on scholarship and ideas that seek to bridge partisan political divides while addressing both the law and national interests. The workshop will provide an opportunity for authors to have their works in progresscritiqued by established experts in the field of IHL, and will provide a networking opportunity for participants. The organizers ask only for papers that will not yet have been accepted for publication at the time of the workshop (i.e. July 12th). The deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2019. Please email your abstracts with your name and current affiliation to Tracey Begley at trbegley [at] icrc [dot] org.


  • FRONTLINE PBS is pleased to announce its upcoming film on The Trial of Ratko Mladic, which will premiere nationally in the US on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CST. The film goes inside the historic 5-year trial of Serbian General Ratko Mladic, who stood accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. FRONTLINE’s producers got unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the prosecution and defense teams and key witnesses on both sides. The result is a film that takes viewers well beyond the headlines for an up-close look at justice — and a country at odds over its own past. The trailer for the film can be viewed here.


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