Events and Announcements: 23 July 2023

Events and Announcements: 23 July 2023

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Calls for Papers

Misappropriation and Human Rights Implosion Symposium: The Academy for European Human Rights Protection of the University of Cologne, Germany, in collaboration with the Volkswagen Foundation, organises the symposium ‘Misappropriation and Human Rights Implosion’, which will take place between 6 and 8 November 2023 in Hannover, Germany. The symposium aims to investigate and conceptualise the phenomenon of “misappropriation” of human rights in authoritarian regimes and liberal democracies. This call addresses early career researchers who will be selected to participate in the symposium alongside other pre-invited scholars and civil society stakeholders. Preference will be given to scholars from the Global South. The travel and accommodation costs of the selected participants will be covered. The organisers invite early career researchers to submit anonymised abstracts in English (max. 450 words) by 14 August 2023 via this link. You can consult the CfA here. Further information can be found here.

Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory: Translation, Transformation, and Transgression: The 16th Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory will take place on 20-21 November 2023 at Melbourne Law School, focusing on the theme of Translation, Transformation, and Transgression. Abstracts of 300 words are due by 22 August 2023 at this form. For more information, click here.

Technology, International Law, and Non-Legal Sources: Possibilities and Pitfalls: The Griffith University Law Futures Centre is hosting a workshop on 29 September 2023 to explore the use of interdisciplinary material to inform international legal thinking about new military technology. The workshop is intended to have a broad scope and is calling for papers addressing how non-legal inputs impact the development and understanding of international law applicable to military technologies. The workshop will be both in person (Brisbane) and online. Abstracts are due by 25 August 2023. For more information, click here.

Calls for Applications

The Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition: The Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation, in close cooperation with the ICMPD, as well as the Georgian American University and the International Criminal Law Centre at Tbilisi State University, is pleased to announce the launch of “Edition V 2023” of the Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition (LA-IL-MCC). The “Edition V 2023” of the LA-IL-MCC will focus for potential deliberation before the International Court of Justice on the following issues:

1. Legal status of aliens transferred in the occupied territories by the occupying power

2. Citizenship claims of the illegal settlers after the de-occupation

3. National security interests as a potential ground for expulsion of illegal settlers

Universities and/or other higher educational institutions from all Central and Eastern European countries are eligible to participate in the Moot Court. There is no registration and participation fee for the “LA-IL-MCC”. The registration deadline is 30 September 2023. For more details visit here or here.


New Frontiers: Open Source Evidence: This full-day conference hosted by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple will explore the different types of open source and user-generated evidence, including social media, electronic and rap evidence, their authentication and admissibility, and how they have been used in the courtroom globally and in the UK. Issues of accountability and disinformation will be examined, as well as the likely impact of AI on user-generated evidence in criminal proceedings. Featuring keynote speaker Eliot Higgins (Bellingcat), and panel chairs Prof Yvonne McDermott Rees (TRUE project) and Her Excellency Judge Korner CMG KC. Panellists include representatives from the Global Legal Action Network, WITNESS, the Centre for Information Resilience and the International Criminal Court. The conference will take place both in person at The Inner Temple (London) and online on 25 November 2023. More information and registration can be found here.

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