Events and Announcements: 10 October 2021

Events and Announcements: 10 October 2021

2022 Lieber Prize

The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.  Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration — the prize is awarded to the best submission in each of these two categories.

Criteria: Any work in the English language published during 2021 or whose publication is in final proof at the time of submission may be nominated for this prize.  Works that have already been considered for this prize may not be re-submitted.  Entries may address topics such as the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during international and non‑international armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the law of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement, occupation law, peace operations, counter‑terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. Other topics bearing on the application of international law during armed conflict or other military operations are also appropriate.

Eligibility: Anyone may apply for the article or book prize.  For those in academia or research institutions, the prize is open to those who are either up to 8 years post-PhD or JD or those with up to 8 years in an academic teaching or research position. Membership in the American Society of International Law is not required.  Multi-authored works may be submitted if all the authors are eligible to enter the competition.  Submissions from outside the United States are welcomed.

Submission: Submissions, including a letter or message of nomination, must be received by 7 January 2022. One submission per prize category is allowed.  Three copies of books must be submitted.  Electronic submission of articles is encouraged. Authors may submit their own work.  All submissions must include contact information (e‑mail, fax, phone, address), curriculum vitae and other relevant information demonstrating compliance with eligibility criteria.  The Prize Committee will acknowledge receipt of the submission by e‑mail. 

Printed submissions must be sent to: Professor Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia  30322, USA. Electronic submissions must be sent to: Lblank[at]

Please indicate clearly in the subject line that the email concerns a submission for the Lieber Prize.

Prize:   The Selection Committee will select one submission for the award of the Lieber Prize in the book category and one in the article category. The Prize consists of a certificate of recognition and a year’s membership in the American Society of International Law.  The winners of the Lieber Prize in both categories will be announced at the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting in April 2022. 

In 2021, the winners were:

Book prize:
   — Giovanni Mantilla, Lawmaking Under Pressure: International Humanitarian Law and Internal Armed Conflict (Cornell University Press, 2020).

Article prize:
    — Kathryn Hampton, Born in the Twilight Zone: Birth Registration in Insurgent Areas, Int’l Review of the Red Cross

   — Honorable Mention: Ross Brown, Conflict on the Final Frontier: Deficiencies in the Law of Space Conflict Below Armed Attack, and How to Remedy Them, Georgetown Journal of International Law

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: CyCon 2022. NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence invites submissions to the legal track of the 14th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), to be held from 31 May to 3 June 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. Throughout its existence, CyCon has established itself as a prominent multidisciplinary conference, combining academic research with high-level policy and strategy perspectives on cyber defence and security. We welcome original unclassified research on cyber defence and security in one of the following tracks: legal, strategy/policy, technology. The call for papers’ extended deadline is 24 October 2021. For details of the call and the conference, please see the full text of the call.


Virtual Event on “Transformative Change: The Law as a Driver of Better Agri Food Systems”: The transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind, is at the heart of FAO’s agenda. The Virtual Event on “Transformative Change: The Law as a Driver of Better Agri Food Systems,” keynoted by Donata Rugarabamu, Legal Counsel, FAO, will discuss the role that policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks can play in achieving the objectives established by FAO Members in support of the 2030 Agenda. This 2021 World Food Day Lecture will seek to illustrate how properly designed laws can serve as drivers or accelerators for sustainable agri-food systems. The Lecture will take place on Friday, October 15, 2021 | 15:30 – 17:00 CEST | 09:30 – 11:00 EDT. Interested participants can register here.

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