Events and Announcements: 9 November 2019

Events and Announcements: 9 November 2019

Call for Papers

In 2020, an ESIL Symposium on ‘Exploring the Frontiers of International Law in Cyberspace’ will be co-organized by the Chair of Public International Law, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. The symposium will consist of two one-day events, one organized on 15 May 2020 in Kraków, the other in November 2020 in Leiden. The idea is to consider the challenges posed by cyberspace to traditional notions and areas of international law in light of the interconnectedness of global networks, our growing dependency on information and communication technologies, and malicious behaviour by States and non-State actors. The Kraków event will focus on issues relating to responsible State behaviour in cyberspace and State measures to ensure the resilience of national networks. The Leiden event will focus on ensuring the protection of and respect for human rights online and consider the role technology can play in promoting sustainable development and environmental protection. Papers for the Kraków event may adopt both a theoretical or more policy-oriented approach. The organizers for this event particularly welcome papers addressing one of the following sets of issues: rules and norms of responsible State behaviour in cyberspace, in particular in the context of the new OEWG and GGE proceedings; Western and non-Western approaches to international law in cyberspace; the application of international humanitarian law to cyber armed conflicts; sovereignty in cyberspace; aspects of “digital sovereignty”; State responsibility in cyberspace; individual and collective reactions to cyberattacks, cyber restrictive measures, countermeasures etc.; supply chain security and international trade law (vide 5G, Huawei, etc.); and extraterritorial jurisdiction (U.S. CLOUD Act, EU draft e-evidence regulation, etc.). Abstracts of not more than 800 words should be submitted to esil-symposium-krakow [at] outlook [dot] com  by 15 December 2019.


The Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020 is the first academic conference organized by Internationalism, a research organization at ISB&M, Nande Campus, Pune, India. The conference is a special method to incentivise methods for viable academic and learning contributions in the field of International Law, by track sessions on different contemporary issues of International Law and its multidisciplinary allied fields. In the maiden edition of the conference, we are focusing on the inclusive nature of international law and its related imperative fields of concern. We have thus focused on the role of Artificial Intelligence Ethics, the Role of Women in Business, the Pluralist Nature of Armed Conflicts and its Geopolitical Implications in IHL, and the existential value of International Law in a post-truth scenario. More details about the conference can be found here. For speakers interested in joining one of the panel discussions, please email your request for more information on the Speaker Call at abhivardhan [at] internationalism [dot] co [dot] in. For those interested in registering for the conference, go here and here for more details. The conference will be held 7-9 February 2020 at the International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. For any further queries, please contact Mr Priyanshu AP, the Organizing Secretary, at jurisen [dot] internationalism [at] gmail [dot] com.

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