Events and Announcements: 1 November 2020

Events and Announcements: 1 November 2020


The Latest Volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series The Tokyo Tribunal: Perspectives on Law, History and Memory is out now. With the third volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, the Nuremberg Academy offers a publication on The Tokyo Tribunal: Perspectives on Law, History and Memory, edited by Viviane E. Dittrich, Kerstin von Lingen, Philipp Osten and Jolana Makraiová. This publication combines perspectives from law, history and the social sciences to discuss the legal, historical, political and cultural significance of the Tokyo Tribunal. The collection is based on the international conference marking the 70th anniversary of the judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), which was held by the Nuremberg Academy in Nuremberg in May 2018. The volume features reflections by eminent scholars and experts on the establishment and functioning of the Tribunal, procedural and substantive issues as well as receptions and repercussions of the trial. This book is relevant to practitioners as well as academics in the fields of international criminal law and history. It adds new insights to the extensive literature on the Tokyo tribunal and seeks to stimulate further interests – in the context of the legal proceedings as well as regarding the historical context and impact. From the impact and memory perspective, it looks at the sentencing and pardons, as well as wider the wider question of an impact from the perspective of the judgment and its legacy. You can find more information and download the e-book version of the book on the Nuremberg Academy website.

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce the 2021 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The Human Rights Essay Award seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2021 competition is as follows: Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crisis and New Challenges. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic or it will be disqualified. In addition, we would like to note we believe that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners—one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish—with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2021 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and HumanitarianLaw which will take place from May 31 to June 18, 2021. The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is 1 February 2021. Please note that ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. We look forward to receiving your submission! If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to contact us via email at humanrightsessay[at]wcl[dot]american[dot]edu.

Call for Papers

The School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex (UK), invite contributions to the Workshop ‘Critical perspectives on global law and the environment’ to be held as an online event on 22-23 April 2021. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together 8-10 early career scholars from around the world, employing interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the study of environmental issues, e.g. North-South dimension of environmental problems, including from a TWAIL and critical race perspective; critical readings of the law in the Anthropocene; posthuman and new materialist analyses; and queer/gender theory etc. The format of the Workshop is for each participant to produce a paper of around 8,000 words, with a short presentation and the opportunity to give feedback to one another based on the submitted paper. Each paper will also have a senior colleague as discussant, including colleagues from the University of Essex and beyond. Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez, Morris I. Leibman, Professor of Law at Loyola University of Chicago, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of racial capitalism and global environmental law.  The best papers presented at the workshop will be considered for a Symposium in the Asian Journal of International Law, subject to the journal’s review process and criteria of having a significant transnational or international component, in line with the journal’s focus. Abstracts no longer than 500 words must be sent for consideration by 1 December 2020 to b[dot]ohdedar[at]essex[dot]ac[dot]uk.

The Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law is pleased to invite paper proposals for the PluriCourts Annual Workshop on the Political and Legal Theory of International Courts and Tribunals 2021: “The Input and Output Legitimacy of International Courts” to be held via zoom from Oslo, Norway, on 24-25 June 2021. PluriCourts at the University of Oslo is organising a workshop to bring together scholars of philosophy, political theory, and legal theory who study regional and international courts and tribunals (ICs), and in particular issues concerning the input and output legitimacy of ICs. States have established manifold regional and international ICs to resolve disputes, interpret treaties, and deter illegal behaviour. These ICs cover a range of issues, including human rights, trade, investment, border disputes, and international crimes. ICs’ competences, level of authority, method of interpretation, and geographical reach vary widely. Their increase in number and influence naturally raises the question of whether and why they are legitimate. To submit a paper proposal for this workshop, go here.

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