Events and Announcements – 17 April 2022

Events and Announcements – 17 April 2022

Call for Papers

Call for Papers – ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea (Volume 2): Associazione di Consulenza in Diritto del Mare (ASCOMARE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for Volume 2 (“Fisheries and the Law of the Sea in the Anthropocene Era”) of the ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea (YLoS). Building on the success of Volume 1 (“Law of the Sea, Interpretation and Definitions”), which registered the participation and contribution of important law of the sea specialists, including ITLOS Judge Caracciolo, Prof. Scovazzi, and Prof. Ademun-Odeke, Volume 2 of the YLoS aims to provide an influential legal viewpoint on the way the corpus of rules of international law, including those governing maritime spaces and activities, addresses the multi-level and integrated nature of fisheries-related problems and opportunities in the Anthropocene era. The deadline for submission of abstract is the 31st of May, 2022. Submissions are welcome both in English and Italian. The most insightful contribution will be awarded with a copy of the prestigious Volume II of the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary” (Virginia Commentary). More details about the call and the YLoS initiative at large are available here.

Call for Submission – Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 11(2)): The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 11 (2) to be published in December 2022 on the theme ‘Strengthening Global Governance through International Law: Challenges and Opportunities.‘ Global governance bodies increasingly perform activities of government, including through the regulation of individual human and collective State activity. Yet the integrity of global governance today is contingent on the function and role of international law. This is evidenced by States actively expanding the breadth and scope of international rules to regulate emerging challenges, including sea-level rise and cyberspace. The development of international rules on themes such as marine activities, armed conflict, international trade, and human rights, equally demonstrate the contribution of international law. However, as the Sustainable Development Goals indicate, international law must rise to meet new issues, including eradicating hunger and poverty, empowering girls and women, and protecting the environment. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that for crises faced by humankind, solutions must be coordinated at a global scale. The Editorial Board welcomes diverse contributions that focus on one or more subject matter areas of international law or EU law, such as the role of international courts and tribunals, environmental law, cyberspace, trade and investment, human rights, and international humanitarian law and security, for example. The Board also welcomes long articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 13 May 2022 will be considered for Volume 11 Issue 2. For full submission instructions, please visit here. Submissions can be made for Volume 11 here. Alternatively, blog articles can be submitted here. Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors[at]cilj[dot]co[dot]uk.

Call for Panel Proposal – ABILA International Law Weekend 2022: The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) is pleased to announce a Call for Panel Proposals for International Law Weekend (ILW) 2022. ILW is the annual conference of the American Branch and the biggest international law conference of the fall season. It has historically attracted more than 1,000 law practitioners, academics, diplomats, students, and interested citizens. The theme for this year’s meeting, held during the Branch’s centennial year, is The Next 100 Years of International Law. After two years of virtual meetings, ILW will return to in-personal attendance in New York City on October 20-22.

Call for Submission – Jindal Forum for Space Law: We are excited to announce the launch of the Jindal Forum for Space Law (“JFSL”).  This forum has been founded by law students of Jindal Global Law School, India. The Jindal Forum for Space Law envisages to foster an interest in space law, along with alumni, faculty and professionals in space law and related fields. We wish to generate discourse and awareness about Space Law issues at both the national and international level. Our aim is to create a space for students to create and publish content in the field of space law. As an initiative in an esteemed Indian University, we wish to contribute to the academic discourse on Indian Space law, considering the competitive environment for all space faring nations. Additionally, we aim to contribute to creating a national space policy and increase discussions around private investment and participation in space exploration. We are inviting submissions on any subject matter related to and limited to Outer Space Law on a rolling basis.  For further details, please refer to the submission guidelines here.


BUL International Law Group Event: On April 25th at 17.30 UK time, the BUL International Law Group will be holding an online event on the nexus between international and constitutional law, hosting inter alia Greece’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Evangelos Venizelos, Professor Tom Ginsburg from the University of Chicago, and Associate Professor Yaniv Roznai from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya). The panel will be chaired by Dr Solon Solomon, Brunel University London. The Zoom webinar link where attendees can register in advance can be found here.

Minerva Law Event – “Women and their Careers in the International Arena”: On 22 April 2022 at 16.00 CEST, Professor Dr Dr hc Dr hc Angelika Nussberger M.A. will address the experience of women in high-visibility and high-stake professional environments in law, and she will share insights gained during her own work with the protection of human rights and the rule of law in academia, international tribunals and international organisations. Prof. Angelika Nussberger teaches law at the University of Cologne. She is the Director of the Academy for European Human Rights Protection and Head of the Institute for Eastern European Law and Comparative Law. In 2010 Prof. Nussberger was appointed Germany’s judge at the European Court of Human Rights, and served as its Vice-President since 2017 until the end of her mandate at the Court in 2020. Since then, Prof. Nussberger has been serving as an International Judge at the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as a member of the Venice Commission (2006-2010; 2020 – present). Throughout her career, prof. Nussberger has published widely in human rights, constitutional law and social justice. Prof. Nussberger holds a doctorate in constitutional law, and has held research positions in Harvard and Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law. Interested participants can register for the event here.


New Podcast ‘GLAW-Net – Conversations about Globalization and Law’: The Globalization and Law Network (GLAW-Net) at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University has started a new podcast, ‘Conversations about Globalization and Law’ on pressing issues of international law and order. (Click here for Spotify) The first three episodes include interviews with Arthur Ripstein (Toronto) on Kant and the laws of war, Lea Raible (Glasgow) on extraterritorial human rights obligations, and Adom Getachew (Chicago) on the efforts by African and Caribbean independence and decolonization movements at regional and international institution-building. Further episodes are planned on a roughly bi-weekly basis.

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