Events and Announcements: 5 February 2023

Events and Announcements: 5 February 2023

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers – Corporate Human Rights Responsibility in OECD Case Law: Actors, Issues, Responsibilities and Remedies: The German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project “Corporate Human Rights Responsibility  in the OECD NCP case law” at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg invites papers for a workshop on “Corporate Human Rights Responsibility In OECD Case Law: Actors, Issues, Responsibilities and Remedy” in May 2023 in Erlangen, Germany. An abstract with no more than 600 words should be submitted to and by 17 February 2023. Notification of acceptance shall be sent by 1st March 2023. Full draft papers are to be submitted by 25 April 2023. Authors who present at the workshop may also be invited to submit their papers for consideration  for publication. Submissions by early career researchers (PhD candidates, and recent PhD holders) are particularly encouraged and welcome. Co-authored submissions are also welcome. For more information, click here.

Call for Papers: 16th Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Conference (Hybrid): Cornell Law School invites submissions for an inter-university graduate conference. The goal of the conference is to provide young scholars with the possibility to present and discuss their works in progress with peers. The organizers welcome submissions from current J.S.D./S.J.D., Ph.D., LL.M., Master, and J.D. students, postdoc researchers in law and other related disciplines, and junior faculty members. The conference will be organized along four fields of research: Public International Law During and After Armed Conflicts; Comparative Public Law; Legal Theory; and Law and Technology at the Time of Web3. Interested scholars should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) indicating the panel or panels for which the applicant wishes to be considered, along with a short bio that includes the applicant’s discipline and institution. Abstracts should be sent to by 17 February 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 28 February, and draft papers should be submitted by 31 March. The conference will be held, in hybrid format, on 12-14 April, at Cornell Law School in New York. Each submission should indicate whether the applicant intends to attend the conference in person or remotely if selected to participate. For more information, see here.

Call for Papers – Bridging epistemic divides in cultural heritage protection: An exercise in confrontation and conversation: The Cultural Heritage Working Group at the European University Institute in Florence is organizing a conference on the theme ‘Bridging epistemic divides in cultural heritage protection: An exercise in confrontation and conversation’ from 8-9 May 2023. The conference hopes to trigger inter-disciplinary discussions about the Eurocentrism of cultural heritage policies and their implementation. We centre the role of epistemic conflicts, i.e. conflicts between different ways of thinking about and engaging with heritage. Our ambition is to bring people who are traditionally separated by space and discipline in conversation with each other. Please see the call for papers (including audio/visual submissions) here. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2023.

Calls for Applications

ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2023-2024: The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS, July 2023 – March 2024, to be held at ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany), is welcoming applications until 31 March 2023. For more information see the flyer and website. The French call is listed below.

Programme TIDM– Nippon Foundation de renforcement des capacités et de formation 2023-2024: Les personnes intéressées au Programme TIDM-Nippon Foundation de renforcement des capacités et de formation en matière de règlement des différends relatifs à la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer, qui se tiendra au TIDM (Hambourg, Allemagne) de juillet 2023 à mars 2024, sont invitées à soumettre leur candidature jusqu’au 31 mars 2023. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter la brochure et le site Internet.


The Importance of Storytelling to International Law: This online event on 13 February at 10am GMT is part of the Public International Law Lecture Series at the University of Essex. The speaker will be Dr Tamsin Phillipa Page, Senior Lecturer at Deakin Law School, chaired by Dr Emily Jones, NUAcT Fellow at Newcastle Law School. For more information, and to register, click here.

Book Launch – Feminist Theory and International Law: Posthuman Perspectives: The launch of Dr Emily Jones’ book, Feminist Theory and International Law: Posthuman Perspectives (Routledge, 2023) will take place online on 20 February at 5pm GMT.

Speakers include: Professor Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), Professor Dianne Otto (University of Melbourne), Dr Lys Kulamadayil (Graduate Institute, Geneva), Dr Patricia Palacios Zuloaga (University of Essex), and Dr Emily Jones (Newcastle University). The chair will be Professor Gina Heathcote (SOAS University of London). For more information and to register, click here.

International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn: The University of Hamburg Law Faculty, Institute of Law and Economics, is pleased to announce that a Workshop on International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn will take place on 16 -17 March 2023 at the Warburg-Haus (convened by Anne van Aaken and Moshe Hirsch). For the preliminary program, click here. If you are interested to attend the workshop, please contact Sonia Mestre at

UN Audiovisual Library

New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL): The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture on Sexual Violence and other Gender-based Crimes in the Jurisprudence of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, by Ms. Valerie Oosterveld, Professor, Associate Director at the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, and an Introductory Note on the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities General Assembly resolution 47/135, New York, 18 December 1992, by Heiner Bielefeldt, Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, and by Michael Wiener, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as an audio podcast on Apple, Google and SoundCloud.


This coming week (Monday 6 February – Friday 10 February), Opinio Juris will host a Symposium on Fairness, Equality and Diversity in Open Source Investigations. Each day will feature multiple stellar posts relating to this timely issue, so be sure to check back later this week if you are interested!

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