Events and Announcements: 30 March 2021

Events and Announcements: 30 March 2021

Call for Papers

Call for papers: Online workshop for UNWCC researchers 28 May 2021: The United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which operated from 1943-48, was a UN agency that supported localised prosecutions of international crimes committed during the Second World War. The Commission was composed of representatives from 16 Allied States and through its work war crimes and crimes against humanity were prosecuted in tribunals located in Europe and the Far East. Over the course of its lifetime, more than 2000 trials took place. The work of the UNWCC gives an insight into substantive and procedural international criminal law in the post war period. Dr. Amina Adanan of Maynooth University Law Department is organising two online events this year, as part of her project on the UNWCC funded by the Royal Irish Academy. The aim of the project is to bring together UNWCC scholars from all over the world in an international collaborative network. The first of these virtual events is a workshop, which will take place on 28 May 2021. The online workshop is an opportunity for UNWCC scholars to present on any aspect of their UNWCC research and receive feedback on their work from the other experts and attendees in a constructive environment. Presentations will be 10-15 mins and the event will include keynote lectures by leading scholars on the UNWCC. Submissions for active participation in the workshop are sought by scholars working in the field. The closing date for submissions is 20 April 2021. For more information please click here.

Call for submissions at ‘asia blogs’ for the Symposium on Development Aid: ‘asia blogs’ calls for submission for the Symposium on ‘Development Aid: Charity, or an Oppressive Tool of Inequality?’ This Symposium invites papers from scholars from the Global South and elsewhere who are interested in critical international law scholarship on development aid, with the ultimate goal of finding reformative solutions that will ensure self-reliance of the Global South. Interested scholars can contribute to the Symposium within the extended deadline of 5 April 2021. The details contributing to the blog can be found here.


European Court of Human Rights’ Webinar on ‘Border Crossing and the Right to Liberty’: The Criminal Law Group of the European Court of Human Rights, in cooperation with the University of Bologna, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Zagreb and the ‘Beyond Detention’ Interest Group is convening a series of webinars over the broader theme of ‘Punishment, Detention, Crisis: Academic Judicial Dialogues’. The second instalment of the series is scheduled for Thursday 22 April 2021 at 3 pm London time (4 pm CET or 10 am EST). The Webinar is chaired by the Vice-President of the ECtHR, Ksenija Turkovic, and features Martin Mits (ECtHR Judge) and Cathryn Costello (Hertie School and University of Oxford) as speakers, and Mariagiulia Giuffrè (Reader at Edge Hill University) as a discussant. The full programme of the event and registration are available on the Event page here. The webinar series is directed by Ksenija Turković and organised by Paolo Lobba (ECtHR/Bologna University) and Triestino Mariniello (Liverpool John Moores University).

‘The Long Walk to Justice: Palestine, Israel and the ICC’ Webinar: Nottingham Law School is pleased to invite you to this event about Palestine, Israel, and the International Criminal Court, conveyed by the NLS Centre for Rights and Justice, on Monday the 12th of April. Interested participants can register here. The webinar will host the contributions of Prof Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on the situation in the occupied territories, and of world-leading voices (of both scholars and practitioners) involved in the international legal debate surrounding this pressing issue (Prof. Chantal Meloni, Dr. Triestino Mariniello, Dr. Victor Kattan, and Mr. Michael Sfard).

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