Events and Announcements: 30 April 2023

Events and Announcements: 30 April 2023

Calls for Papers

Workshop – ‘Frames of European Human Rights’: The Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights invites abstract submissions on “Frames of European Human Rights: How are climate change, migration, and authoritarianism framed within the Council of Europe?”. Papers will be presented at a research workshop on 16-17 November 2023 at the Hertie School in Berlin. The workshop will reflect critically on frames, language, and assumptions shaping discussions on climate change, migration, and authoritarianism within the Council of Europe. The deadline for abstract submission is 23 June 2023. For more information, see here


The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law Annual James Muiruri Lecture: Non-Binding Norms in the Law of Armed Conflict: The End of a Golden Age?: Wednesday 17 May 2023, 2-5pm UK time (hybrid). The speaker will be Professor Emily Crawford. Abstract: In the last 30 years, there has been a proliferation of non-binding instruments (NBIs) in the field of the law of armed conflict (LOAC, also known as international humanitarian law or IHL). During the ‘hey day’ of these instruments – between 2004-2020, around 15 instruments were produced that aimed to guide State and non-State practice in areas such as cyber war, air and missile warfare, the use of private military and security contractors, and peace-keeping operations. For a period of time, it looked like non-binding instruments were become the standard for creating new norms in IHL. However, in the last few years, notable attempts at creating non-binding instruments have stalled and, in some cases, fallen apart completely. Drawing on research previously published in my book Non-Binding Norms in International Humanitarian Law: Efficacy, Legitimacy and Legality (OUP 2021), I will examine possible causes for this seeming turn around in the “fortunes” of NBIs and explore whether soft law instruments have had their day in IHL. To register, click here.

Öresund International Law Workshop: The 5th Öresund International Law Workshop will take place at Lund University Faculty of Law on 13 June 2023. Addressing the topic of ‘International Law and Attachment’, the workshop will feature a keynote lecture by Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics and Political Science), and presentations by Alberto Rinaldi (Lund University), Zhen Sun (WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute), Ranyta Yusran (Lund University), and Marie Thøgersen (University of Copenhagen). The workshop is co-organised by international law researchers at Lund University Faculty of Law, the World Maritime University-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, and the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law. The full programme and registration information are available here.

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 a new lecture to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture on “The End of an Armed Conflict under International Law“, by Mr. Dustin A. Lewis, Research Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict at Harvard Law School. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as an audio podcast on Apple, Google and SoundCloud.

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