10 Jan Events and Announcements: 9 January 2022
Call for Papers
Call for Papers – South Asian Postgraduate Law Conference 2022: The first SAPLawC’22, to be held virtually on 25th and 26th November 2022 aims to bring together research scholars working in the area of legal issues that are of concern within the South Asian countries. The purpose of the Conference is to encourage the young research scholars to present their research before a panel of academic experts and to receive valuable feedback for further research. Furthermore, this Conference seeks to build fruitful research collaborations among legal institutions across South Asia. The Conference welcomes submissions by postgraduate law students, who currently follow LL.M., M.Phil. and PhD research degree programmes affiliated to institutions within South Asia. The thematic areas of the Conference will be centred around legal issues of relevance to South Asia. The contributors may frame topics that broadly fits in the thematic areas for submission. Click Here for detailed information.
Call for Papers – 5th Young European Law Scholars Conference Universität Innsbruck: The 5th annual Young European Law Scholars Conference (YELS) will be held on Friday 3rd June 2022 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. The conference is co-organised with King’s College London, UK. The previous edition of YELS took place in Zurich can be found here. For this years CfP, we are pleased to invite young scholars of European law (i.e. all scholars who have not yet secured a full professorship) to come together and discuss reforming the European Union’s (EU’s) principal Treaties. You can find further information on this years conference on our website. Our Call for Papers is also online here.
Call for Papers – Online Workshop on Responding to Complex Relationships in International Law: The SLS International Law Section, in collaboration with the European Journal of Legal Studies, invites abstracts from PhD researchers in international law (public or private) for an online Workshop on Responding to Complex Relationships in International Law to be held on 13 May 2022. The theme intends to encourage new voices in international law to critically consider the complex relationships emerging in different areas of the international system and, where challenges arise, propose innovative methods for actors to respond. Potential topics may include, but are in no way limited to, the role of non-state actors in international law-making, the future functions of international organizations, the continuing legitimacy of the state, and the need for cooperation between states and actors, such as multinational corporations and activist groups. If you wish to present a paper, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to a[dot]f[dot]gilder[at]reading[dot]ac[dot]uk no later than 7 February 2022. Selected presenters will be informed by 14 February 2022. If selected, full draft papers of 4,000-5,000 words must be submitted no later than 27 April 2022. When submitting their full draft, speakers must indicate whether they wish the paper to be considered for publication in a special section of the European Journal of Legal Studies (subject to the journal’s regular submission and peer review process). Further details see here.
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: (1) Deconstructing the history of international law, including the role of the so-called ‘Fathers’ of international law; (2) Deconstructing the role and/or notion of the nation state in international law; (3) Deconstructing the ideas and purpose behind international humanitarian law and international criminal law; (4) 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.
2022 Human Rights Essay Award Competition: The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2022 Award is “Climate Change and Human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Opportunities.” Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the essay must directly relate to this year’s topic, or it will be disqualified. In addition, we would like to note we believe that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners—one for submissions in English and one for submissions in Spanish—with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2022 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 30 to June 17, 2022. The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award is January 31, 2022. Please note that this competition is open to lawyers around the world. However, ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter the competition. We look forward to receiving your submission! If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to visit our website or contact us via email at humanrightsessay[at]wcl[dot]american[dot]edu.
Announcement of Athens PIL Discussion Group: The Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) is deligthed to announce its new Discussion Group series featuring leading international law scholars and practitioners from across the globe. This series will be held at the premises of the Athens PIL Center in a hybrid format. Professor Dire Tladi will deliver our inaugural discussion on 12 January 18.00 EET. Students, academics, practitioners and everyone interested in international law from within and outside Athens are all welcome. Register and book your ticket here. Or, you can livestream the event on the Athens PIL Facebook page here. Subscribe to our mailing list here!
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