Events and Announcements: April 2, 2019

Events and Announcements: April 2, 2019


  • The International Bar Association (IBA) is pleased to announce a conference on “The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice.” This conference, presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee, will be held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands on 13 April 2019. Topics include: corporate accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; private actors and investigations – aide or hindrance to international criminal justice?;  novel investigative models to fight impunity – the IIIM, the Iraq Mechanism, and justice for Syria, Iraq and Myanmar; and, gender justice – progress and challenges of prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes. For further information, see here.
  • The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law, in conjunction with the George Washington University School of Law and the American Society of International Law, is pleased to announce the 9th Annual “Live from L” on International Economic Law, featuring numerous experts from the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State on Thursday, 4 April 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT at The George Washington University Law School Jacob Burns Moot Courtroom, 2000 H St. NW, Washington, DC, USA. For registration information, see here. For those who cannot make it in person, the event will be webcast for free. For further information, see here.


Call for Papers

  • The Tel Aviv University (TAU) Buchmann Faculty of Law is pleased to invite submissions to its 5th Annual Workshop for Junior Scholars in Law on “Law and Boundaries” on 17-19 November 2019. The workshop provides junior scholars with the opportunity to present and discuss their work, receive meaningful feedback from faculty members and peers and aims to invigorate the scholars’ active participation in the community of international junior scholars in law. The interface between law and boundaries is subject to ongoing debate amongst legal scholars. On one hand, the law may be perceived as setting a legal boundary in social life, for instance between normative and criminal behavior. On the other hand, the law may be perceived as an instrument used by different power groups in order to change, preserve or re-affirm the social order. The workshop seeks to offer a scholarly debate on law and boundaries, from various perspectives. Relevant papers may discuss a variety of legal fields such as private law, criminal law, corporate & finance law, environmental law, international & human rights law, family law, IP, law & technology, etc., as well as theoretical and jurisprudential issues. TAU welcomes junior scholars (doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researches and recent graduates of doctoral programs) from universities and research institutions throughout the world to submit abstracts engaging with the leading theme of the workshop. Limited travel grants and accommodation will be available for participants with no institutional funding. Abstracts of up to 400 words of the proposed presentation, CV and your current institutional affiliation(s), should be submitted by email to TAU [dot] junior [dot] scholars [at] gmail [dot] com by 10 May 2019. Applicants requesting travel grants and/or accommodation should indicate so in their submission, along with the city they expect to depart from and an estimate of the funds requested. Applicants will be informed of acceptance or rejection by June 2019. Selected scholars must submit their papers of up to 10,000 words in length by 1 September 2019. For further inquiries contact us at TAU [dot] junior [dot] scholars [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • The South Asian University (SAU) Faculty of Legal Studies is pleased to invite submissions to its international conference on “South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals” on 28-29 February 2020. Abstracts are invited that engage with the conference theme which intends to facilitate a number of streams of inquiry both within and across them. In particular, the conference theme invites engagement with a range of issues broadly falling within the following three sub-themes: (1) The Composition and Competence of International Courts and Tribunals and the Role of South Asian Countries; (2) The Strategies and Advocacy before International Courts and Tribunals and South Asian Countries; and (3) The Impact of International Courts and Tribunals on the Governance of South Asian Countries. Interested scholars are invited to submit one abstract of 400–500 words by 30 June 2019. Full name, email address and affiliation of the applicant must be written at the top of the document containing the abstract. Proposals should identify whether they are a “young scholar” proposal. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2019. The submission deadline for final papers, which must be between 8000–12000 words, is 15 December 2019. The cut-off date for registering for the conference is 31 January 2020. For more information on the conference, see here.

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