16 Feb Events and Announcements: 15 February 2022
Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre virtual event: IHL and the protection of persons with disabilities: Even though about 15 percent of the population have some form of disability, this group is largely ignored when an armed conflict breaks out. International humanitarian law (IHL) does not include specific provisions for the protection of people with disabilities. At a virtual side-event on 16 February, hosted by the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre during the Global Disability Summit, participants will learn of the protections that IHL offers if it is interpreted and applied in an inclusive manner. Speakers include Syrian activist and disability rights advocate Nujeen Mustafa; Shantha Rau Barriga: Disability Rights Director at Human Rights Watch; Alice Priddy, Senior Legal Adviser at the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre; and Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities. Details and registration can be found here.
The Balancing of Rights, General Interests and Science in International Litigation in Times of Global Crises (Hybrid): Maastricht University is pleased to announce a workshop on “The Balancing of Rights, General Interests and Science in International Litigation in Times of Global Crises (hybrid)”, which will take place on 24-25 February 2022 at the Brussels Campus. This workshop will focus on two research questions. First, how selected international adjudicative bodies balance (a) individual rights with the general interest and (b) conflicting rights. Second, what is the role of scientific evidence in the decisions of the studied international adjudicators, primarily by reference to legal issues arising in conjunction with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the papers reflect on whether the recent global crises, such as global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, have entailed (or should entail) a rethinking of the traditional balancing approaches for all (or some) of the selected adjudicators. The papers’ findings will be published in a special issue of the The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals in 2022. You are welcome to participate online or in-person in Brussels (limited seats). For more information, go here.
Call for Papers
Call for papers: Ius Inter Gentes – Revista de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales 2022, Special Edition for the 20th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute: Ius Inter Gentes is a journal published by the association of the same name formed by students and alumni of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru School of Law. Ius Inter Gentes has been committed to the dissemination of International Law since 2003, and in 2020 a new series of the journal was first published. The third edition of this new series will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute and the work of the International Criminal Court. Original articles, in English or Spanish, discussing these subjects from perspectives of International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Internacional Law of Human Rights -inter alia- are invited. This edition will be published in July 2022. For more details about the CfP, go here.
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