Events and Announcements: June 30, 2019

Events and Announcements: June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

  • The BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, with funding from the BISA Postgraduate Network, is organising an interdisciplinary PGR workshop entitled ‘Militarisation and the Local in Peacekeeping: Ambition, Pragmatism and Adaptability’ to be held atCity, University of London on 20 September 2019. The workshop is the first of a four part series incorporating practitioners as well as academics and will explore challenges to peacekeeping through the lens of the local. Approaches to peacekeeping operations are increasingly in tension between pragmatic approaches which seek realistically achievable outcomes and ambitious approaches rooted in humanitarian commitments and human rights. We have seen increasingly complex mandates, robust and militarised missions which may negatively affect the local. Topics of interest include how best to pursue human rights and to incorporate local needs, the effect of militarisation and counter-terrorism in peacekeeping mandates, and how these challenges impact human security and building peace. Please send abstracts (of no more than 250 words) to Alexander [dot] Gilder [at] city [dot] ac [dot] uk and ss17sw [at] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk no later than 31 July 2019. Further information, including travel bursaries and attendance, can be found here.


  • The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for the Rosalyn Higgins Prize. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either solely focusing on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online to maximize its dissemination. Competition for the Prize is open to all: scholars as well as practitioners, junior as well as senior professionals. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee, including both co-Editors-in-Chief. Exceptionally, two papers of an equally high standard can be selected. The Committee is also able to choose not to award the Prize if in its opinion none of the submitted papers reaches the required standards. Submissions should be between 6,500 – 8,000 words in length, not yet published or under review elsewhere. Other submission requirements are the same as for regular LPICT submissions. For more information on “Instructions for Authors,” go here. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2019. All submissions must be sent directly to Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (bodeaulivinec [at] gmail [dot] com) and Freya Baetens (freya [dot] baetens [at] jus [dot] uio [dot] no), the LPICT Co-Editors-in-Chief. The winner(s) will be announced in September 2019!

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