Events and Announcements: 21 March 2021

Events and Announcements: 21 March 2021


European Court of Human Rights’ Webinar on ‘Human Punishment: Life Imprisonment and the Right to Hope’: The Criminal Law Group of the European Court of Human Rights, in cooperation with the University of Bologna, Liverpool John Moores University and ‘Beyond Detention’ Interest Group is convening a series of webinars on the broader theme of ‘Punishment, Detention, Crisis: Academic Judicial Dialogues’. The first instalment of the series is scheduled for Monday, 22 March 2021 at 3 pm London time (4 pm CET or 10 am EST). The Webinar is chaired by the President of the ECtHR, Robert Spano, and features Ksenija Turković (ECtHR Vice-President) and Dirk van Zyl Smit (Emeritus at Nottingham University) as speakers, and Bernard Harcourt (Professor at Columbia Law School) as discussant. The full programme of the event and registration are available on the Event page. The webinar series is directed by Ksenija Turković and organised by Paolo Lobba (ECtHR/Bologna University) and Triestino Mariniello (Liverpool John Moore University). 

The Jindal Society for International Law is hosting a lecture series entitled “Future of Internationalism and International Law”: The Jindal Society for International Law is hosting a lecture series titled “Future of Internationalism and International Law across the months of March, April, and May. The series features top individuals, experts, and veterans from the field of International Law participating as speakers who offer a dialogue on a varied range of topics. The lecture series is inaugurated byProf. (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski, OP Jindal Global University. The series aims to generate greater scholarly interest in the field of International Law and to foster dialogue and critical engagement with this field of study. The series explores the dynamic and multifaceted nature of this field and aims at providing exposure to students and to those truly passionate about International Law along with the chance to interact with experts and renowned individuals from this area of practice. The series can be accessed online and has lectures panned across the three months which are hosted live via Zoom and are also available later on Youtube. For more information on the series, please visit here.

Call for Papers

University of Pretoria call for papers for the Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: A call for papers has been issued for the Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, convened by Christof Heyns (Univ. of Pretoria – Law), Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Sarah M.H. Nouwen (European Univ. Insitute & Univ. of Cambridge – Law), Dire D. Tladi (Univ. of Pretoria – Law), and J.H.H. Weiler (New York Univ. – Law). The tenth Forum will be held at the University of Pretoria on December 13, 14, and 15, 2021. Please note that the convenors are aiming at an in-person event (although are reserving the virtual format as a default option). This year, the Forum will be open to junior faculty who are working at an institution on the African continent or whose proposed work will have a strong African focus. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of May 7, 2021. Full details of the application procedure can be found from the Forum website here.

Interpretation of Customary International Law: Methods, Interpretative Choices and the Role of Coherence: This conference addresses the methods international judges from all branches of international law-use to interpret rules of customary international law (CIL). The conference has three main themes: i) methods of interpretation of customary international law; ii) variation of interpretative choices across international courts and tribunals; and iii) coherence as an approach or goal in the context of interpretation of customary international law. Participants are invited from several legal professions – scholars, judges and lawyers – including senior and junior researchers. We invite the participants to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by 18 April 2021. Successful applicants are expected to submit a paper of 5,000 words no later than  24 September 2021. The Conference will be held on 25-26 November 2021. Selected papers will be published in an edited volume. You can find more information and the full call for papers here. 

UN Audiovisual Library

New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL): The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the Historic Archives of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Lawan introductory note by Gay McDougall on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1965; and an introductory note by Surya P. Subedi on the Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986.

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