Events and Announcements: 7 July 2020

Events and Announcements: 7 July 2020

Call for Papers

  • Special Edition: The Business and Human Rights Regime in the Americas: The Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos (RIDH) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Special Edition of The Business and Human Rights Regime in the Americas. Given that the Special Rapporteur for Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights published the thematic report “Business and Human Rights: Inter-American standards” in January 2020 (available in Spanish only), the RIDH is launching this special CfP, the purpose of which is to foster a greater discussion among academics, members of civil society, and government officials. Publication is expected at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021. The deadline for the submission of contributions is 1 September 2020. The magazine will receive papers in Spanish and English. All papers will be submitted to a double blind peer-review process. For further inquiries about the special edition, please contact Salvador Herencia-Carrasco at shere045[at]uottawa[dot]ca.
  • The Institution of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus (1960-2020): The House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus and the School of Law of the University of Nicosia co-organise a two-day scientific conference on the occasion of the completion of sixty years of operation of the Cypriot House of Representatives, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 November 2020. The conference aims to assess the institutional, regulatory, and legal dimensions of the House of Representatives, in a manner that would enable the carrying of primary and multidisciplinary research and dialogue on these issues. The organisers openly invite all researchers and practitioners from Cyprus and abroad to submit proposals (abstracts) for presenting papers or interventions to the conference. Interested researchers and practitioners should submit their proposal (presentation or intervention) in the form of an abstract not exceeding 400 words, accompanied by a short bio, and their contact information (name and surname, email, affiliation). Panel proposals are also welcome. All submissions should be made via email to the following address emilianides[dot]a[at]unic[dot]ac[dot]cy by 10 September 2020. Proposals (presentations, interventions, panels) may be submitted in either English or Greek. Researchers and practitioners, whose abstracts have been accepted, will be notified no later than 20 September 2020. There are no fees to participate in this Conference. Participants are responsible, however, for securing their own funding for travel and lodging. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an edited volume of conference proceedings and/or a special issue of The Cyprus Review. Please direct inquiries in connection with this Conference to Demetrios Kourtis, kourtis[dot]d[at]unic[dot]ac[dot]cy.
  • Journal of International Criminal Justice: Special Issue on “New Technologies and the Investigation of International Crimes”: The guest co-editors — Emma Irving, Alexa Koenig, Yvonne McDermott, and Daragh Murray — together with the Journal of International Criminal Justice‘s Editorial Board, invite paper submissions for a forthcoming special issue on “New technologies and the investigation of international crimes”, to be published in July 2021.  New technologies are fundamentally changing the way that international crimes are investigated and how accountability for such crimes is pursued. Digital technologies have made the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide visible in new and compelling ways, expanding the toolkit available to identify such crimes and hold perpetrators to account. The special issue will bring together theoretical, doctrinal, comparative and practical perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of new technologies for the investigation of international crimes. Submissions should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words in length, including abstract and footnotes, and should be sent by 31 October 2020, via e-mail to jicj[at]geneva-academy[dot]ch. Submissions will be evaluated by the symposium’s editorial team, and subject to peer review. For more information, please access the full call for papers here.

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