Events and Announcements: 13 November 2022

Events and Announcements: 13 November 2022

Calls for Papers

Call for Essays: International Law and the Popular Consciousness in South Asia: International Law and the Global South and the Research Society of International Law (Pakistan), in this unprecedented collaboration between Indian and Pakistani international law organizations, invite essays exploring popular attitudes towards international law in the South Asian region. Authors are encouraged to explore a variety of issues under the broad theme, including: the depiction of international institutions in the media, international law in public debates, etc. The organizations are offering cash prizes of up to 900 USD for the winners, as well as publication of the winning manuscripts. Submissions are due on 30 November 2022. For more information, including potential research questions and the procedure for submission, please click here.

Call for Papers: Colonisation in, of and through Business & Human Rights: The goal of the symposium is to reflect on the various meaning of colonisation in, of and through business and human rights. What are the multiple relations between colonialism, business and human rights? The symposium aims at analysing this question from a 360-degree angle. We invite scholars from all social sciences and any country to present their different perspectives on this pressing question. If you are interested in contributing to the symposium, please e-mail an abstract (max 400 words) to no later than December 10, 2022. The decision on selected proposals will be communicated by  January 10, 2023. For more information, click here.

Call for Papers: University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference: The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 9th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person on April 21-22, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty and other participants. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcome. Applications are due by January 9, 2023. For more information, click here.


Book Launch – Animals in the International Law of Armed Conflict: The International Law at Westminster (ILaW) research group is hosting an online launch of the book Animals in the International Law of Armed Conflict on 16 November at 17:30pm GMT. The editors, Professor Anne Peters, Professor Robert Kolb, and Dr Jérôme de Hemptinne, will present the findings of the book with the help of three discussants: Dr Saba Pipia, Dr Anne Dienelt and Mr Waad Abualrob. Dr Marco Longobardo will chair the event. You can register for free here.

The UN Recognition of the Universal Right to a Healthy Environment: The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law (CSHRL) are hosting a joint seminar on the United Nations’ recognition of the universal right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment on 17 November at 13:00 – 14:30 pm GMT. Speakers include Mr Marc Limon and Dr Nina Reiners. The event will take place in a hybrid format. All are welcome but registration is essential. When reserving your place, please indicate whether you will be attending in person or online. The login details will be emailed to you on the morning of the seminar. For more information and to register, click here.

Biometrics, Border Tech, and Human Rights: In this panel discussion on 25 January 2023 at 14:00-16:00 GMT, Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) Fellows Dr Keren WeitzbergDr Dimitri Van Den Meerssche, and Dr Daragh Murray will discuss the human rights implications of biometrics and other forms of border tech for mobility and migration controls. Keren will discuss humanitarian biometric management systems in Kenya and other major refugee host countries, and their implications for border-making and refugee flows. Dimitri will provide an overview of current developments in UK and EU border tech and their human rights implications (focusing on examples like the UK Cerberus program and the EU ETIAS system). Finally, Daragh will discuss what human rights could offer with respect to a due diligence framework to guide whether or not to deploy tech at the border. Everyone is welcome but please register to join the webinar here.

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