Events and Announcements: 20 June 2021

Events and Announcements: 20 June 2021


Women and the International Law Commission: The Minerva Law Network is pleased to announce an event on “Women and the International Law Commission” on 30 June from 11:00–12:00 CEST. This is an online webinar where the panelists, who comprise current and former women of the International Law Commission, will discuss their experiences in the Commission and their work on the progressive development of international law and its codification. The speakers will be: Dr Nilüfer Oral, member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) and Co-Chair of the ILC Study Group on Sea-Level Rise in relation to International Law; Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) since 2017; Professor Concepción Escobar-Hernández, member of the International Law Commission since 2017; Dr Marja Lehto, member of the International Law Commission since 2017 and the Special Rapporteur for the topic Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts; and Ambassador Marie Jacobsson, Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and a member of the UN International Law Commission from 2007-2016. Registration for the event is now open through the following link.

Call for Papers

German Yearbook of International Law: The Editors of the German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL) have extended the deadline for submissions of general articles for volume 64 (2021), inviting interested parties to submit contributions for consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition by 1 October 2021. The past year has proven to be the most consequential in modern history. Recent global events have highlighted the existence of serious challenges for international law and its institutions. The GYIL wishes to open submissions for articles on all topics and fields of interest that are relevant to public international law.  Submissions from the entire academic community are welcomed. Articles will be independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. All work submitted will be scrutinised based on its intellectual quality and its advancement of academic discourse. Papers submitted should be in English, be between 10,000-12,500 words (inclusive of footnotes), and must conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on our website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by1 October 2021 to the Assistant Editor of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook[at]wsi[dot]uni-kiel[dot]de. More information can be found at our website here or via the website of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law here.

NLIU Law Review: The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the NLIU Law Review, which is a peer-reviewed academic law journal, published biannually by the students of the University. The Law Review aims to promote a culture of scholarly research and academic writing by bringing to the forefront, articles on subjects of interest to the legal profession and academia. NLIU Law Review is now accepting submissions of manuscripts for publication in Volume XI, Issue I of the journal. The Law Review does not restrict itself to any particular area of law and welcomes contributions from all branches of law, as long as the work is relevant, up to date and original. Manuscripts on any topic of contemporary legal relevance meeting the below-mentioned criteria: Articles: 5,000-10,000 words; Case Notes: 2,000-5,000 words; Legislative Comments: 1,000-3,000 words; and Book Reviews: 1,000-3,000 words. The word limit is exclusive of the abstract, and exclusive of footnotes. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be co-authored by more than two persons. Manuscripts must include an abstract of 250-300 words. The abstract must highlight the structure and the essence of the manuscript. All submissions must be in .docx format. They must be word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or above. The manuscript should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author. Manuscripts not in conformity with these guidelines may be rejected at the sole discretion of the editors. The editors reserve the right to send the manuscripts back to the authors for any modification(s) at any stage, in the event of non-conformity with any of the submission guidelines. Citations must strictly conform to the standards laid down in the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (4th ed., 2012). Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation. Speaking or substantive footnotes are highly discouraged. All submissions are to be made only through the electronic form available at nliulawreview[at]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in before 23:59 hours on July 18, 2021. In case of any queries, please drop an email at lawreview[at]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in or contact the following persons: Utsav Garg: Editor-in-Chief (+91 9650101793) or Anoushka Ishwar: Deputy Editor-in-chief (+91 8879498658).

2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference: The Common Good Foundation and the Jersey Law Commission are hosting the 2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference on September 16 and 17, 2021 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Call for abstracts is due July 2, 2021. Topics related to environmental crimes and environmental protection are welcome. You can find details regarding the CFP here.

PluriCourts Research Conference on Compliance Mechanisms: PluriCourts issues this call for abstracts on the topic of “International Courts versus Compliance Mechanisms: Comparative advantages of non-compliance mechanisms and complaint procedures.” In this project, we asks: Whether and why in some circumstances the use of more informal NCMs might be more effective to bring states into compliance with their treaty obligations or address situations of non-compliance than the recourse to ICTs for breach of a treaty; How NCMs and other means of dispute resolution, such as international courts, relate to each other; and What their comparative advantages and disadvantages are. Contributions will be published in an edited volume by Cambridge University Press (tbc) or a special edition of a legal journal (tbc). This project is administered by Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt. The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 30, 2021. The research conference will take place October 27-28, 2021. To learn more and apply, go here.

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