04 Jun Events and Announcements: 4 June 2023
Calls for Papers
ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea – Volume 3 (Maritime Security, New Technology and Ethics): The ‘Associazione di Consulenza in Diritto del Mare’ (ASCOMARE) is pleased to launch the call for papers for the Third Volume of its Yearbook series on the Law of the Sea. This Volume will focus on the regulatory, legal, and ethical implications of the use of new technology in maritime security, including the need to ensure intra-generational equity and proportionality (North-South) in the development of new regulatory mechanisms for access and benefit-sharing of resources and technology. Preference will be given to articles focusing on challenges, including ethical ones, and opportunities of the use of new technology in maritime security with an eye to the law of the sea’s implementation and development.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 31 July 2023. Submissions are accepted in English or Italian. The most insightful contribution will be awarded with a copy of Volume III of the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary” (Virginia Commentary). More information on the content of the call is available here.
Crimes Against Humanity Convention at the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee: The Potential and Relevance for Asia: Asia Justice Coalition and the International Commission of Jurists invite you to this online webinar on 6 June 2023 (Tuesday), 13:00 CET.
From 10 – 14 April 2023, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sixth Committee discussed the Draft Articles prepared and finalised by the International Law Commission (ILC) in 2019 on the ‘Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity’. This marked the first of the two sessions envisaged by the November 2022 resolution which was co-sponsored by 86 States and established a two-year time frame for the discussion on the ILC Draft Articles and to recommend elaboration of a convention by the General Assembly or by an international conference of plenipotentiaries. Against this backdrop, the webinar aims to discuss the prospects and relevance of the proposed global convention on crimes against humanity for the Asia-Pacific region. The webinar will provide a platform to carve out the value and contribution of the Global South, in particular, Asia to promote and ensure peace and stability. Drawing and reflecting on the statements delivered by States in the Sixth Committee, the discussion will also explore the complementarity of the CAH Convention with the Rome Statute (ICC) and the proposed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. For more information and to register, click here.
The Forthcoming ICJ Advisory Opinion and the Question of Palestine: On 14 June 2023 at 5 pm Jerusalem time (UTC+3), the Diakonia IHL Centre will host a webinar titled The Forthcoming ICJ Advisory Opinion and the Question of Palestine, featuring speakers Professor Susan Akram (Boston University) and Dr Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster). To learn more and to register, please click here.