Events and Announcements: 7 November 2021

Events and Announcements: 7 November 2021

Call for Papers

Call for Submission – Trade, Law, and Development: The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Special Issue of the Journal (Vol. XIV, No. 1) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’, focusing on the theme “Looking Ahead: Addressing the Challenges Faced by the International Trade Regime”. Manuscripts received by 15 March 2022, pertaining to any sub-theme within the purview of challenges faced by international trade will be reviewed for publication in the Summer ’22 issue. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail. For further information about the Journal, please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com.

Call for Papers – Polish Yearbook of International Law: The Polish Yearbook of International Law (PYIL) is currently seeking articles for its next volume (XLI), which will be published in the fall 2022. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers in areas connected with public and private international law, including European law. Although it is not a formal condition for acceptance, we are specifically interested in articles that address issues in international and European law relating to Central and Eastern Europe. Authors from the region are also strongly encouraged to submit their works. Submissions should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) but in exceptional cases we may also accept longer works. We assess manuscripts on a rolling basis and will consider requests for expedited review in case of a pending acceptance for publication from another journal. All details about submission procedure and required formatting are available at the PYIL’s webpage here. Please submit manuscripts via the PYIL’s submission system here. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2022.

Call for papers – Workshop on The Political and Legal Theory of International Courts and Tribunals: The research Centre PluriCourts is planning a multidisciplinary workshop on international courts and tribunals which will take place 20 – 21 June 2022 in Oslo. The workshop will bring together scholars of philosophy, legal theory, and political theory who study regional and international courts and tribunals, and in particular issues surrounding legitimacy and adjudication. In relation to the workshop, we have an open call for papers with a deadline 1 January 2022. More information on the workshop and the call for papers is available on our webpage.  Abstracts can be submitted using this link.


Online conference on the United Nations War Crimes Commission: Maynooth University Law Department and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy in SOAS are holding a joint online joint conference on the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which will take place on Friday the 19 November 2021. The conference includes presentations from scholars in all disciplines, including law, history, international relations and political science. Many leading scholars have written on the UNWCC and we welcome further exploration of the UNWCC and its Archives. This event aims to bring together UNWCC scholars (both established researchers and early career researchers) to explore new avenues for exploration. In particular, the conference seeks to open up this area to scholars new to the UNWCC. 

The 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. Since 2017, the UNWCC Archives have been made available to the public online

The event includes a keynote panel by leading experts on the UNWCC: Dr Julia Eichenberg (Senior lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Bayreuth), Dr Mark Ellis (Executive Director, International Bar Association), Prof. Dan Plesch, Dr Ann-Sophie Schoepfel (Historian in Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich and Professor, Science Po Paris/ Nancy).

In addition, there will be a penal discussion panel discussion on ‘Universal Jurisdiction: Lessons from the past and current application’ chaired by Lennart Poulsen (Barrister, Chambers of Steven Kay QC, 9 Bedford Row) with experts: Sarah Bafadhel (Barrister, 9 Bedford Row), Prof. Olympia Bekou (Professor of Public International Law and Head of School, School of Law, University of Nottingham), Tatyana Eatwell (Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers) and Marie O’Leary (Counsel for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence at the International Criminal Court).

To register for this event and to view the programme please click here. This virtual conference is organised by Dr Amina Adanan of Maynooth University Law Department and Prof. Dan Plesch of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy in SOAS in University College London. This project is funded by the Royal Irish Academy

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