Events and Announcements: April 20, 2019

Events and Announcements: April 20, 2019

Call for Papers

  • The Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi (India) is organizing a two-day international conference on South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals on 28-29 February 2020. 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. Scholars interested in presenting papers at the conference are invited to submit one abstract of 400–500 words along with a one-page curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of most relevant publications, to sact2020 [at] sau [dot] int by 30 June 2019. For information on the conference, see here.
  • The Arab Law Quarterly, the leading English language journal on law and legal studies of the Arab world, will devote its upcoming Symposium Issue to the subject of Islamic Finance and the contemporary challenges it faces. Islamic finance has emerged in the post-colonial period as part of the ethos for comprehensive reformation of the Muslim world. While the aspiration and need for broader transformation remain, the field of Islamic finance so far has been able to capture the interest of a sizable segment of the Muslim world and beyond. This Symposium Issue solicits conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers to address the issues related to the challenges and new frontiers facing the Islamic finance industry. Preference will be given to papers with an explicit focus on the Arab/MENA region. Papers need not be exclusively legal—the journal has long been interdisciplinary in its focus, and welcomes contributions from sociological, political science, economics, and anthropological perspectives as well. Submissions are due by 31 July 2019. All papers will be peer-reviewed and must adhere to the Arab Law Quarterly author guidelines. For inquiries about submissions, please contact Professor M. Kabir Hassan at mhassan [at] uno [dot] edu. For additional information, see here.


  • The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) is pleased to announce that “International Law Weekend 2019” (ILW 2019) is scheduled for 10-12 October 2019 in New York City. ABILA welcomes panel proposals from both academics and practitioners.  Proposals for ILW 2019 must be submitted through the ILW portal, which can be found here. The deadline for panel proposals is 15 May 2019. The theme of ILW 2019 is The Resilience of International Law, which can best be described as follows: “In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments? ILW 2019 will address the resilience of international law. The conference will explore international law’s capacity to preserve the rule of law, promote both peace and justice, and maintain stability in the face of growing fault lines. The world is changing. ILW 2019 seeks to answer whether its theme—The Resilience of International Law—is a question or an affirmation.” At ILW 2019, ABILA welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world. This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand academics, practitioners, diplomats, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law students. For any questions about ILW 2019, please contact:  ilw [at] ila-americanbranch [dot] org.
  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria on “Reflections on international organizations, fora or groups at the international level: the implications of international juridical personality” (in Spanish), and Mr. Victor Saco on “International Trade Law and International Investment Law” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

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