Events and Announcements: 15 November 2021

Events and Announcements: 15 November 2021

Call for Papers

Call for Papers – Netherlands Yearbook of International Law: The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) invites contributions for its next volume (Vol. 52) on “A Greener International Law: International Legal Responses to the Global Environmental Crisis”. We are interested in: i) conceptual papers about what it means to translate environmental concerns into other legal vocabularies, such as human rights, peace and security, international criminal law, and economic and trade law. More specifically, we are interested in the question of what gets lost in the translation; ii) papers considering approaches to the greening phenomenon (focusing on underlying concepts such as ecocentrism – (environmental) law & economics of greening, drivers of the greening phenomenon; principal actors); iii) papers that describe and evaluate how the greening phenomenon takes shape in specific areas of international/transnational/regional law, including considerations about the appropriateness of using these areas to address environmental concerns; and iv) papers that address opportunities and constraints related to the greening phenomenon in international law. Authors are invited to submit an abstract (max. 500 words) on one of the listed themes and a short C.V. (including affiliations and principal publications) to Daniëlla Dam-de Jong (d[dot]a[dot]dam[at]law[dot]leidenuniv[dot]nl) and Fabian Amtenbrink (amtenbrink[at]law[dot]eur[dot]nl) with the subject line “NYIL Vol. 52”. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 December 2021. The editors will inform selected authors by 24 December 2021. The deadline for submitting full contributions is 29 April 2022.

Call for Papers – Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference: The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 8th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person on 22-23 April 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed. Applications are due by 10 January 2022.

Call for Submissions – Jus Cogens: The International Law Blog: Jus Cogens: The International Law Blog has issued a Call for Submissions on the theme of International Law and Technology for a new Blog series. All interested persons are invited to submit articles (between 1000-1500 words). Academics, students, and practitioners from the Global South are particularly encouraged to submit. Potential topics can include the role of autonomous weapons under IHL; challenges and perspectives of artificial intelligence under international law; human rights in the digital age; and other recent developments in international law and technology. Authors of the top two submissions will be invited to participate in a special series of the Jus Cogens Podcast. For all guidelines and further information, please visit the blog. Submissions should include a short bio of the author and be sent to juscogensblog[at]gmail[dot]com by 15 December 2021


Online panel on “The Relevance of the Notion of War in Contemporary International Law”: We’d like to inform interested participants that the International Law at Westminster research cluster organises an online panel on “The Relevance of the Notion of War in Contemporary International Law” on 16 December 2021. Presentations will be given by Professor Andrew Clapham (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Professor Alejandro Chehtman (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires), Professor Heike Krieger (Freie Universität, Berlin), and Professor Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard Law School). Dr Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster) will chair the event. More information and free registration are available here.

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