Events and Announcements: September 22, 2019

Events and Announcements: September 22, 2019

Call for Papers

  • The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors as well as legal scholars and academics. Published since 1962, it is among the oldest publications at the international level in the areas of military/security law and the law of war. For decades, the Review has been an important forum of discussion for scholars and practitioners from all over the world. The Reviewis published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. It features original and challenging articles, case notes, commentaries of the latest legal developments, as well as book reviews. For its coming issue, the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners that come within the broader scope of the Review (including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict)). The deadline for submission is 5 November 2019. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to mllwr [at] ismllw [dot] org  and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Articles should normally not be longer than 15.000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered. Inquiries as to whether a possible submission comes within the scope of the Review can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail address. Selected papers will be published online on the Review’s website in advance access (in a non-downloadable and non-printable form) as well as on Hein Online following editing and type-setting. The print version of the issue will appear in 2020. 
  • The Cyber Law Toolkit is a dynamic interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with a wide array of topics related to international law and cyber operations. The Toolkit consists of a number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. The aim of the analysis is to provide thorough examination of the applicability of international law to the diverse scenarios and related legal issues. The Toolkit was launched in May 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia, and it is available free of charge here. We are pleased to issue this call for submissions for new scenarios to be included in the next general update of the Toolkit in September 2020. Proposals of no more than 500 words should contain a factual description of a hypothetical cyber incident or series of cyber incidents and explain, in a narrative form and with footnote references to the relevant sources, which issues of international law are raised by those facts. Interested authors are invited to refer to the existing scenarios for the expected level of complexity and style of analysis. Authors of successful proposals will be offered to develop their submissions into full-length scenarios (approx. 3,000-5,000 words) according to the production timeline set out below. Scenarios that will pass the internal review and external peer review will be included in the 2020 update of the Toolkit. Scenario authors will receive an honorarium of 500 euros per scenario and their contribution will be publicly acknowledged in the Toolkit. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to cyberlaw [at] exeter [dot] ac [dot] uk no later than 1 November 2019. Submitted proposals should be accompanied by your name, affiliation, e-mail address and a brief note about your research interests and key relevant publications. Any questions about the Toolkit or the suitability of a possible scenario proposal may be directed by e-mail to the Scenario Editor of the Toolkit,Ms Taťána Jančárková (tatana [dot] jancarkova [at] ccdcoe [dot] org). The production timeline for the 2019/2020 update is planned as follows: September 2019 – Announcement of the call for submissions; 1 November 2019 – Deadline for submissions; 15 November 2019 – Notification of results; 1 February 2020 – Deadline for submission of draft full scenarios; February-March 2020 – Internal review; April-May 2020 – External peer review; 15 July 2020 – Deadline for submission of the final text of the scenarios; September 2020 – Publication of the successful scenarios in the Toolkit.

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