Events and Announcements: 11 December 2022

Events and Announcements: 11 December 2022

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers – Centra Journal of International Studies: Arising from a multinational editorial collaboration effort between scholars from all over Latin America, Centra Journal of International Studies is pleased to announce its first call for papers. Interested authors from all social sciences and humanities are invited to submit their perspectives on the diverse range of phenomena situated under the general theme of this first edition: Latin American Cooperation in the 21st Century – Actors, Challenges, Threats and Proposals (although contributions dealing with other topics are also welcome). If you are interested in submitting a contribution, please do so no later than January 30, 2023. For more information regarding the procedure for submission, click here.

Call for Papers – Plural Visions of Law – The Legacy of Joseph Raz: The Society of Legal Scholars Jurisprudence Section invites submissions for a hybrid conference, to be held on 11 May 2023 at the University of York, entitled Plural Visions of Law – The Legacy of Joseph Raz. To be eligible, scholars must either be current Postgraduate Research Students or Early Career Researchers within five years from the award of their first doctoral degree. Submissions are particularly encouraged from individuals from Black or other minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as from members of other groups traditionally underrepresented within British academia. Applications from scholars working outside the United Kingdom are also encouraged, particularly from jurisdictions within the Global South. Submissions are due no later than 15 February 2023. For more information, click here.


SCIEL Seminar – A Practitioners’ Handbook on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and EU and Member States’ Commitments under the UN Global Compact on Refugees and the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) has invited Dr Maja Grundler (Royal Holloway) and Elspeth Guild (QMUL), alongside Dr Kathryn Allinson (Bristol) and Dr Nicolette Busuttil (Westminster) to give a talk about their recent publication on European Asylum systems and Migration. The event will be hybrid, held on Monday 12 December from 1:30-15:00 GMT. All SCIEL members, students and public members are invited to attend this hybrid seminar. A joining link will be provided to those that sign up via Eventbrite the day of the event. Please register here.

Decolonising Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law: City Law School, Monday 12 December 17:00-18:00 GMT. The prevailing narrative of the history of international human rights law is built around a standard-setting phase driven by Western intellectuals and Western legal traditions followed by the emergence of a range of mechanisms promoted by Western countries. It tends to overlook or deliberately neglect the role of the Global South, where the first genuine human rights initiatives within the General Assembly were taken. The States of the Global South were focussed on the issue of racial discrimination, something the Western countries constantly pushed to the periphery of human rights. The South pushed human rights within the United Nations to take action, to impose sanctions on racist regimes, to develop potent instruments like the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. In the field of international criminal law, while the Western States resisted any movement, the States of the Global South promoted progressive development, notably the extension of ‘crimes against humanity’ to encompass atrocities perpetrated in peacetime.

Speaker: Professor William Schabas (Professor of International Law, Middlesex University School of Law) Chair: Dr Andrew Wolman (Senior Lecturer, City Law School). Please register here.

IHL Talks – Towards Greater Accountability with Open Source Information: The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law. This talk on 14 December from 18:30-20:00 CET will focus on the practices, opportunities and challenges stemming from the open-source character of information, including those relating to understanding technology, open source data in international organizations and NGOs, and user-generated evidence. The event is hybrid, with limited spots for in-person attendance. For more information and to register, click here.

Launch of GLAN/Bellingcat Methodology for Online Open Source Investigations: With simultaneous translation into Arabic and Ukrainian, 15 December 2022, 16:00-17:00 GMT.

Swansea University is pleased to host the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and Bellingcat as they publish their state-of-the-art step-by-step methodology for conducting open source investigations. The methodology, designed in close consultation with Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees, has accountability processes in mind. Incorporating the principles that courts will consider when evaluating user-generated content, this methodology can be tailored to the particular needs of other organisations and the specific contexts of their investigations. An earlier draft of the methodology was rigorously tested through a mock admissibility hearing exercise in 2021.

Join us for this roundtable to discuss:

1. The evolution of the methodology;

2. The key points of the justice and accountability methodology;

3. How other organisations might tailor the methodology to their needs.

A Q & A session with GLAN and Bellingcat will follow.

This is an online event and registration is free. For more information, click here.


‘Emerging International Law Voices’ Series – Episode 2: The second episode of the ‘Emerging International Law Voices’ series, led by Dr Solon Solomon, co-Director of the Brunel University London International Law Group, is now available. This episode features Sarah Zarmsky, Assistant Lecturer and PhD Candidate at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. The episode is available as a video on YouTube here and as a podcast on Spotify here.

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