Events and Announcements: 2 November 2019

Events and Announcements: 2 November 2019

Call for Papers

  • The International Criminal Law Review is pleased to announce a call for papers on ‘The Visualities and Aesthetics of Prosecuting Aged Defendants’ for international crimes. While we encourage legal submissions, we also hope to receive contributions from authors with a variety of backgrounds (e.g. anthropology, sociology, criminology, museology, forensics) working in the fields of international criminal justice and transitional justice in a diverse array of jurisdictions. The proposals may also relate to domestic prosecutions of atrocities. Proposals addressing broader questions of time, circularity, life cycles, and chronology also are welcome. Contributions should not be shorter than 8,000 words and must not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes). They must not have been published or submitted previously or simultaneously elsewhere. Authors should send a maximum 300-word abstract to the editors by 1 February 2020 and will be informed of the editors’ decision by 15 February 2020. As part of the publication process, we anticipate holding a funded workshop for successfully selected papers in April or May 2020 likely in the Netherlands. Participants are to prepare a working draft in immediate advance of the workshop. It is anticipated that the deadline for the submission of the full final draft will be Fall 2020, buoyed by input at the workshop, for a firm publication in 2021. Please direct any and all correspondence, questions, and expressions of interest to the co-editors at drumblm [at] wlu [dot] edu andc [dot] i [dot] fournet [at] rug [dot] nl.
  • The ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security is proposing to organise a side event duringthe 2020 ESIL Research Forum at the Department of Law, University of Catania. The 2020 Forum will address the topic ‘Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law’ and the Interest Group’s side event will take place on Thursday 23 April 2020. We invite papers from early-career scholars which address the above themes and questions, in the context of peace and security, and welcome those which focus particularly on: (1) The legal relationship between sovereignty, solidarity and utopia; (2) Solidarity, utopia and peace, and their theoretical alignment; (3) The balance between the competing demands of solidarity and security; and (4) Isolationism, security, and solidarity. Please submit an abstract in PDF (in English) of no more than 800 words by midnight on 17 January 2020 (London-UK time) to all of the IGPS Convenors: c [dot] moran [at] napier [dot] ac [dot] uk; iljarichard [dot] pavone [at] cnr [dot] it; starski [at] mpil [dot] de; and Nicholas [dot] tsagourias [at] sheffield [dot] ac [dot] uk. The following information must be provided with each abstract: the author’s name and affiliation; the author’s brief CV, including a list of relevant publications; and the author’s contact details, including email address and phone number. Only one abstract per author will be considered. Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision no later than 28 January 2020. Depending on the number of abstracts and their quality, up to 6 abstracts may be selected. Full papers (between 7000-8000 words inclusive) should be submitted by 31 March 2020. Selected papers may be published in an edited collection or a special edition of a journal. Please see the ESIL website for all relevant information about the Research Forum. The Interest Group workshop is open to ESIL members and all participants are required to register for the Research Forum. (Registration will open in December 2019 / January 2020). More information on ESIL is available here and information regarding the Research Forum in particular, including the general call for papers, can be viewed here.
  • The Cyprus Review (TCR) invites submissions for its upcoming Spring 2020 issue on ‘Gender in Cyprus: Equality, Rights, and Beyond‘ and invites submissions on a wide range of gender-related topics pertinent to Cyprus. TCR strongly encourages submissions by International Law, Human Rights, and Gender Studies scholars, especially approaches employing critical legal studies methodology and/or pertaining to the TWAIL scholarship. TCR also endorses emerging scholars and unrepresented voices, as part of its pledge to academic pluralism. The deadline for article submissions is 1 February 2020. Articles can be submitted either through our online platform (available on our website – registration required) or via email (cy_review [at] unic [dot] ac [dot] cy, email subject ‘TCR Spring 2020, Gender in Cyprus’). It should be pointed out that TCR is a double-blind peer review academic periodical, published without interruption since 1989. It is a Scopus indexed journal (see here), while it is considered the academic journal that solidified the field of Cyprological studies. The full text of the call is available here. The guidelines for the call are available here.


  • On Thursday 7 November 2019, the ASIL International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) will launch an initiative to engage legal staff of international organizations with the Society. As an inaugural event, the IOIG is convening a lunchtime panel (1.15-2.45pm) entitled ‘IO Law Roundtable: Perspectives on UN Partnerships‘. Staff from the legal offices of UNICEF and UNDP, as well as panellists from the UN Office for Partnerships and the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), will discuss various legal aspects of partnering with the private sector, financial institutions, and academia to attain UN goals. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Sean Murphy, ASIL President and member of the International Law Commission. It will be kindly hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, located at 666 Third Ave, New York NY. The event is free but space is limited and registration is required: please RSVP here. For more information and future events, join the ASIL IOIG here.  
  • The US Court of International Trade is holding its 20th Judicial Conference in Washington, DC on 18 November 2019 at the Mayflower Hotel.  Individuals can register to attend on the USCIT website.  The Conference has several plenary sessions and panels focusing on all aspects of the Court’s review of United States international trade policy.  The Conference includes a lunch and reception at the end of the day. The Judicial Conference is held only once every four years. Anyone from other countries visiting DC on that date would be welcome to register.

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