Events and Announcements: 27 June 2022

Events and Announcements: 27 June 2022

Call for Papers

Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop – Call for Abstracts: The Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop, taking place online on 27 and 28 October 2022. The Workshop will bring together PhD candidates and investment arbitration and NGO practitioners who research and practice human rights and international investment law, and senior academics and practitioners in the field. To apply, please submit a presentation title and abstract of no more than 500 words to inclusiveprosperity[at]eur[dot]nl and include five key words, your name, affiliation, contact information, CV, and time zone. For questions, please contact Stephanie Triefus at triefus[at]law[dot]eur[dot]nl. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 July 2022. For information see here.

Call for Papers – Volume XII Issue I of NLIU Law Review: NLIU Law Review is now accepting submissions of manuscripts for publication in Volume XII, Issue I of the Journal. The NLIU Law Review is the flagship journal of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. It is a peer-reviewed academic law journal, published biannually by the students of the University. The Law Review aims to promote a culture of scholarly research and academic writing by bringing to the forefront, articles on subjects of interest to the legal profession and academia. The NLIU Law Review does not restrict itself to any particular area of law and welcomes contributions from all branches of law, as long as the work is relevant, up to date and original. The CfP includes articles (5,000-10,000 words), case notes (2,000-5,000 words), legislative comments (1,000-3,000 words), and book reviews (1,000-3,000 words). Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be co-authored by more than two persons. Manuscripts must include an abstract of 250-300 words. The abstract must highlight the structure and the essence of the manuscript. Authors are requested to strictly adhere to the Submission Guidelines. All the submissions must comply with our Copyright and Open Access Policy. All the submissions are to be made only through the electronic form available at nliulawreview[dot]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in on or before 23:59 hours on July 15, 2022. In case of any queries, please drop an email at lawreview[at]nliu[dot]ac[dot]in or contact the following persons: Diksha Bhatt: Editor-in-Chief (+91 9977313720); or Uddhav Tiwari: Deputy Editor-in-chief (+91 9406662650).

Call for Submissions – Trade, Law and Development: The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’22 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 14, No. 2) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development (TL&D) has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in world trade, international economic law, cross-border investment, and development, among other inter-related aspects of international law, and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. Towards these ends, we have published works by noted scholars such as WTO DDG Yonov F. Agah, Dr. Prof. Ernst Ulrich Petersmann, Prof. Steve Charnovitz, Prof. Petros Mavroidis, Prof. Mitsuo Matsuhita, Prof. Raj Bhala, Prof. Joel Trachtman, Gabrielle Marceau, Simon Lester, Prof. Bryan Mercurio, and Prof. M. Sornarajah among others. TL&D also has the distinction of being ranked the best journal in India across all fields of law and the 10th best journal in the field of world trade for seven consecutive years by Washington and Lee University, School of Law. Manuscripts received by August 15, 2022, pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be reviewed for publication in the Winter ’22 issue. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail. For further information about the Journal, please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com.

Call for Ideas – ASIL Annual Meeting: The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges: International law seems to be perpetually in crisis. Profound questions abound regarding its functions, utility, relevance, and ability to provide solutions in a complex and changing world. The past few years have presented us with multiple challenges – from trade wars to a global pandemic to the worsening of climate change to the invasion of Ukraine – which have led some to question the role and value of international law as a tool for solving modern day crises. 

As international lawyers, it is incumbent on us to question underlying assumptions and to revisit the aims of international law and its ability to provide solutions to crises, big and small. It is worth reflecting on the more modest wins of international law, and to query the reach – as well as the very real limits – of what international law is, and what it can do. It is only in challenging and questioning the reach and limits of international law that we can, as a community, navigate, and ultimately strive to reinforce and strengthen its importance. 

The 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting Committee seeks to elicit a more nuanced assessment of the role of international law in the world today, and the often incremental way in which it interacts, effects change, and succeeds – or fails – as a tool to address real-world global problems. We invite topics across a broad spectrum of sectors as well as across practice areas, academia, and civil society. We encourage submissions that address niche and overlooked aspects of international law, together with the core areas implicated by today’s pressing crises, in order to explore the full range of challenges facing international law and society today, including those identified in the “Cross-Cutting Topics” included below. 

Sessions that are selected will be assigned to a substantive track: 

  • International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade, Investment, and Finance
  • International Organizations, Global Governance, and Global Health
  • Security, Foreign Relations, and Use of Force
  • Environment, Sea, Space, and Sustainable Development

Within these tracks, topics may address any subject in line with the theme, including but not limited to one of the following Cross-Cutting Topics:

  • Regional Approaches to International Law
  • Interdisciplinarity and International Law
  • The Compliance Challenge
  • Decentering, Decolonizing, and Addressing Race, Gender, and
  • Sexuality in International Law
  • War, Peace and Anti-impunity
  • Multilateralism in International Law

The 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting will take place in March. The deadline for submission of ideas is July 15, 2022. For more details, go here.

UN Audiovisual Library

Audiovisual Library of International Law – New Lectures: The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added a Lecture on the Relevance and Usefulness of International Humanitarian Law: The Laws of War Today in English by ICRC Director of International Law and Policy, Ms Helen Durham, to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). Available in English. You are invited to visit the AVL website to watch this lecture.  

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