Events and Announcements: 7 February 2022 (UPDATED)

Events and Announcements: 7 February 2022 (UPDATED)

Call for Papers

Call for Papers – Palestine Yearbook of International Law (UPDATED): The Palestine Yearbook of International Law (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for a round of submissions for Volume XXIV by 31 March 2022. We are interested in particular in critical approaches to public international law, and welcome submissions in relation to Palestine. In addition, the PYBIL welcomes articles on critical legal studies, Third World Approaches of International Law (TWAIL), and Critical Race Theory (CRT). 

This peer-reviewed volume would include articles, case commentaries, and book reviews:

  • Articles should not exceed 12,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions to the general Articles section will be reviewed by the editorial board in addition to anonymous review by external experts to assess their quality and contribution to academic debates.
  • Case commentaries should not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes. Commentaries should discuss significant and relevant jurisprudential developments, whether in international law tribunals or in domestic courts that are pertinent to international law.
  • Book reviews should not exceed 3,000 words, including footnotes. Book reviews would critically engage with recent international law publications. PYBIL is also happy to receive review essays that examine several books. Review essays should not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes.

The submission guidelines and PYIL style requirements are as follows:

  • Submissions should be exclusive to PYBIL in order to be considered. We will aim to update authors on submission progress in a timely manner. 
  • Authors who would like their articles to be considered for Volume XXIII should submit them by 31 March 2022. Articles submitted at a later stage will be considered for Volume XXV.
  • Article submissions should include 2 documents: the article file without name of author, and a second file that includes the name of author, institutional affiliation, contact info, and an abstract for the submitted Article (no more than 500 words).
  • The submission should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins. 
  • The Yearbook follows the legal citation system used by The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association.

The Yearbook is published in English since 1984. It is edited at Birzeit University’s Institute of Law (Birzeit, Palestine), and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, The Netherlands). The Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook is Dr. Nimer Sultany. For a list of previous volumes, please see here

Contact address for submission: Please submit your article to: iol[dot]pyil[at]birzeit[dot]edu. Contact address for queries: Dr. Nimer Sultany, Editor-in-Chief: ns30[at]soas[dot]ac[dot]uk and Mr. Ata Hindi and Ms. Reem al-Botmeh, Assistant Editors: iol[dot]pyil[at]birzeit[dot]edu.  


Minerva Law Event – Law for Real: A Conversation with Justice Prof Susanne Baer: Minerva Law is pleased to announce the event “Law for Real: A Conversation with Justice Prof Susanne Baer.” This online presentation will address a variety of approaches to the study of law, including critical, interdisciplinary and comparative studies. Special attention will be paid to ‘gender’ as an analytical lens to understand the law, its potential and limits for achieving societal change. As part of this talk, Justice Prof Baer welcomes a discussion of her career, including the various challenges and opportunities along the legal and academic career pathway. Questions may be sent in advance to margaria[at]eth[dot]mpg[dot]de by 11 February 2022. Registration for the event is now open through the following link.


Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following episodes in Spanish:

The podcast is available on the main platforms: SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on the new website, or on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook, and Youtube.

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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