Events and Announcements: 26 September 2021

Events and Announcements: 26 September 2021


Gender, Women, and Leadership at the International Criminal Court:  Minerva Law is pleased to announce an event on “Gender, Women, and Leadership at the International Criminal Law” with Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi on the 8th of October 2021. This talk will focus on gender, women and leadership at the International Criminal Court. As President of the ICC, Dr Fernández de Gurmendi focused on promoting reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the institution. With a view to facilitating the evaluation of the activities of the Court and to increase efficiency, she developed both qualitative and quantitative performance indicators, to measure the activities of the Court in key sectors such as judicial proceedings, administration, security and access of victims to justice. As President she also oversaw a collective review of judicial proceedings by the judges, the development of an ICC case law database, and efforts to enhance court-wide cooperation. Dr. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi is a career diplomat and former International Criminal Court judge and president with over thirty years of experience in international criminal law, humanitarian and human rights law. Since February 2021, she has been serving as the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. She served as a judge of the ICC between 2010 and 2018, and as President of the ICC between 2015-2018. Prior to serving as a judge at the ICC she also worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC between 2003-2006 as Chef de Cabinet and later as the first Director of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division (2003-2006). Registration for the event is now open through this link.

Reconceptualizing International Law Session 6: Reconceptualizing the “Spaces” of International Law: The Independent International Legal Advocates (IILA), the International Arbitration Group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and the TWAIL Seminar, at UCLA Law, along with co-sponsors the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore, are pleased to announced the 6th Session of “Reconceptualizing International Law: Reconceptualizing the ‘Spaces’ of International Law” on Tuesday 28 September at 8.30am PDT / 11.30am EST / 5.30pm CET. Much of what is thought about as “core” international law has to do with the regulation and delineation of physical spaces, such as land borders and maritime areas. Yet, these rules were developed on the premise of sovereign states operating in a specific historical context and vision of the world. They have increasingly come under challenge in the face of contemporary problems, such as sea level rise and the need to protect maritime biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. This panel will reflect on ways to “reconceptualise” some of these rules – including in relation to the law of the sea, outer space, climate change and the environment, not only in isolation but also in the ways in which they speak to one another – so that we might best face the pressing issues of our time. The moderator of the panel will be: Mr Arif Ali, Co-Chair, International Arbitration and Public International Law Group, Dechert LLP. The panelist speakers will be: Professor Nilufer Oral, Member of International Law Commission; Director of the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore; Professor Renisa Mawani, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia; and Dr Timiebi Aganaba, Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University. Details and registration for the Zoom webinar can be found here.

Call for Papers

Yearbook of International Disaster Law: The IFRC is pleased to announce a call for abstract for the fourth issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law, which will be edited by Brill. Abstracts for potential articles should be between 700 and 1000 words and shall be sent by 14th November 2021 at info[at]yearbookidl[dot]org together with a short curriculum vitae. The Yearbook welcomes abstracts related to both this year ‘Thematic section on “Regionalization and Localization of International Disaster Law”’ and its ‘General section’. Further details are available in the attached call.

Call for Submissions: Cyber Law Toolkit. Cyber Law Toolkit, the leading online resource on international law of cyber operations, is inviting submissions for its next general update in September 2022. 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 a relevant resource for practitioners and scholars alike, the Toolkit is regularly updated. The project team welcomes proposals for new scenarios to be included in the 2022 Toolkit update. This call for submissions is open until 1 November 2021. For more information, please see the full text of the call.

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 Lecture Series and Historic Archives of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture by Dr. Inga Winkler on “The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation”; and an introductory note by Professor Daniel Bodansky on the Paris Agreement, 2015. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

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