Events and Announcements: 11 December 2021

Events and Announcements: 11 December 2021


2022 LPICT Rosalyn Higgins Prize: In light of her outstanding and inspiring achievements in the field of international dispute settlement, the Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) named a Prize in honour of H.E. Rosalyn Higgins in 2019. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either focusing solely on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online for ninety days to maximize its dissemination. Competition for the Prize is open to all: scholars as well as practitioners, junior as well as senior professionals. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee, including both co-Editors-in-Chief. All papers for consideration of the Prize should be uploaded into the LPICT Editorial Manager system (select “special section” when asked for type of submission). After having uploaded their text, authors are recommended to send an email notifying their participation to Freya Baetens (freya[dot]baetens[at]jus[dot]uio[dot]no) and Régis Bismuth (regis[dot]bismuth[at]sciencespo[dot]fr), LPICT Co- Editors-in-Chief (with “LPICT Rosalyn Higgins Prize” as email subject). For more information, please go here. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2022.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers – Deconstructing International Law: The Maastricht Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law thus warmly invites applications for the upcoming conference entitled Deconstructing International Law. The conference will be held in hybrid online/offline format at Maastricht University, Netherlands, on 7 April 2022. It seeks to bring together legal researchers from around the globe to deconstruct the assumptions that plague international law, and perhaps to reconstruct our view of the international legal order; to paint a picture of what international law could be.

We will consider abstracts on all subjects relating to Deconstructing International Law, using any methodology/ies, and would be particularly glad to receive abstracts on the following themes/topics:

  • Deconstructing the history of international law, including the role of the so-called ‘Fathers’ of international law
  • Deconstructing the role and/or notion of the nation state in international law
  • Deconstructing the ideas and purpose behind international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Deconstructing foundational ideas of human rights law

Abstracts of maximum 500 words can be submitted through this online form before 23:59 CET on 16 January 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by 4 February 2022 and will be expected to submit a paper of 6,000-8,000 words by 24 March, and to present their paper at the conference on 7 April 2022. Participation in the conference is possible both offline and online, subject to applicable health and travel regulations. Researchers from outside Europe and/or in an early stage of their career are especially encouraged to submit an abstract. Any questions may be directed to Sally Thin at sarah[dot]thin[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl. The full Call for Papers can be found here.

If you would like to post an announcement on Opinio Juris, please contact John Heieck at eventsandannouncements[at]gmail[dot]com with a one-paragraph description of your announcement along with hyperlinks to more information. Thank you!

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