Events and Announcements: 18 June 2023

Events and Announcements: 18 June 2023

Calls for Papers

ICCA 2024 Hong Kong Congress: ICCA is inviting expressions of interest from potential speakers for its next Congress taking place in Hong Kong (5 – 8 May 2024). The theme of the Congress is “International Arbitration: A Human Endeavour”. The Programme Committee for is seeking expressions of interest on the following sub-themes:

(i) The Human Impact and Influence on Arbitration (e.g. the impact of the advocate, arbitrator, witness, expert, mediator);

(ii) The Human Experience and Interaction in Arbitration (e.g. culture, semantics, heuristics, connections, civility, ethics);

(iii) The Human Condition (e.g. wellbeing, human fallibility); (iv) Wider Community (e.g. sociology, origins and conceptions of dispute resolution, localization/ regionalism, sustainability);

(iv) Costs and Economics (e.g. human and financial resourcing, market opportunities and barriers, value, pricing);

(v) An AI Endeavour (e.g. developments in AI and technology affecting arbitration).

Contributions to the conference are expected to be published later in an edited volume. Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and a 300-word abstract of the potential contributions no later than 17 July 2023. The full call and form for submissions can be found in the ICCA website

Critical Legal Conference: The Critical Legal Conference 2023 will take place at Durham University (UK) on 11-13 September 2023. The theme this year will focus on the idea of sanctuary and its legal and non-legal connotations. The call for papers is now available with the deadline of 30 June (max. 350 words). For more information, click here.


The Crime of Apartheid in South Africa & Beyond: On Thursday and Friday, 22-23 June, the School of Law and the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham will be hosting a conference on The Crime of Apartheid in South Africa & Beyond. We have a stellar line up of speakers, including Barney Pityana, an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, and contemporary of Steve Biko in founding the Black Consciousness Movement. Pityana, a lawyer and Anglican priest, also headed the South African Human Rights Commission for many years. He has agreed to deliver the opening keynote. Other speakers include: Thulasizwe Simpson, Onyeka Nubia, Rachel Johnson, William Beinart, David Keane, Noura Erakat, Carola Lingaas, Catherine Besteman, Penny Andrews, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Urmila Bhoola, Kate O’Regan, John Dugard, David Dyzenhaus, Mia Swart, Ntombizozuko Dyani-Mhango, Gerhard Kemp, Russell Rickford, Robyn Spencer-Antoine, Francesca Albanese, Omar Shakir, Daniel Levy, and Hassan Jabareen. The panels will cover the history of apartheid in South Africa; apartheid, race, and racism; forms of apartheid (gender apartheid, global apartheid, apartheid in labour relations etc.), reflections on the law of apartheid (1948-1991), apartheid as a crime against humanity, and apartheid beyond South Africa. The speakers cover the fields of anthropology, history, theology, political science, and law. The conference will take place in B63, Law and Social Sciences Building. Please visit the conference page for further information and a link to registration. Please note that there is a small (subsidized) fee for attendance, which includes tea & coffee and a hot buffet on both days, as well as drinks and canapés on the Thursday evening.

Hybrid Conference on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, Lancaster University, 14-15 July 2023: The Centre for International Law and Human Rights, Lancaster University Law School, and the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity, University of Central Florida are organising a hybrid (in-person/virtual) conference on Human Rights and Sustainable Development on 14-15 July. Panels will cover the interaction between human rights and sustainable development; the right to development; gender and children; vulnerable communities; business, trade and investment; and implementation. For a full programme and to register please click here.

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