Events and Announcements: 18 October 2020

Events and Announcements: 18 October 2020


On 21 October 2020, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is co-hosting a virtual side event with the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights to mark the launch the following day of her pathbreaking new report to the General Assembly on CLIMATE CHANGE AND CULTURAL EXTINCTION: A Human Rights Crisis. The negative impacts of climate change on the enjoyment of cultural rights along with the positive potential of cultures to serve as critical tools in responding to the climate emergency must be placed on the international agenda. A cultural rights perspective is a critical component of the holistic approach needed to respond to catastrophic climate change. The details of the virtual side event are as follows:

  • Date: 21 October 2020      
  • Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm EDT / 5:15pm – 6:45pm GMT

Advance registration required. Click here to register. The panelists of the event are as follows:


  • Stephanie Farrior, Distinguished Lecturer and Human Rights Scholar, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, New York


  • Mary Robinson, Chief of The Elders; Former President of Ireland, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Former Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change
  • Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
  • David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Joshua Castellino, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International
  • Noa Petueli Tapumanaia, Chief Librarian & Archivist, Tuvalu National Library and Archives Department; Tuvalu national librarian
  • Mohamed Hizyam, youth activist, Maldives (video message)

Call for Papers

Call for Submissions: Cyber Law Toolkit. Cyber Law Toolkit, the leading interactive web-based resource on the international law of cyber operations, is inviting submissions for its next general update in September 2021. Successful authors will be awarded an honorarium. The Toolkit consists of a growing number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. To keep pace with the recent developments in the cyber security domain and remain relevant source for practitioners and scholars alike, the Toolkit is regularly updated. The project team welcomes proposals for new scenarios to be included in the 2021 Toolkit update. This call for submissions is open until 15 November 2020. For more information, see the full text of the call.

Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal 10th Anniversary Volume: The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021). The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law. To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade. The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1. Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (GMT) on Sunday, 25 October 2020. For full submission instructions for authors, please go here. Submissions can be made for Volume 10 here. Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors[at]cilj[dot]co[dot]uk.

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