Events and Announcements: 30 July 2023

Events and Announcements: 30 July 2023

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Calls for Papers

Current Issues in Armed Conflicts Conference: The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Conflict and Crisis Hub at the University of Essex are pleased to announce a new format for their annual joint conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict. The conference has three objectives:

  • To provide a space for debate and discussion on current issues in armed conflict under international law, with a broad spectrum of topics including international humanitarian law (IHL), international refugee law, international criminal law (ICL), and transitional justice.
  • To offer a space for early career researchers to present their work and receive feedback from established international experts.
  • To foster and develop the global community of humanitarian law scholars, through an online platform promoting inclusivity and diversity of voices.

The conference will take place online on 26 October 2023. Abstracts are due 25 August 2023. For more information, click here.

NLSIR SPECIAL ISSUE VOL 35(2): As part of Volume 35(2), the National Law School of India Review (‘NLSIR’) is releasing a Special Issue focusing on the interactions of TWAIL with ideas of jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, statehood, and sovereignty.

The vision behind the Issue owes its origins to Prof. B.S. Chimni’s path-breaking article titled “The International Law of Jurisdiction: A TWAIL Perspective”. In his work, Prof. Chimni highlights the need to critically (re)view the categories of ‘territory’ and ‘extraterritorial. Prof. B.S. Chimni will provide an Afterword, with general reflections and takeaways from the Special Issue. Keeping with our aim to promote cross-cultural engagement, the Issue will feature a response to Prof. Chimni’s article from Prof. Chimène Keitner, a leading scholar of International Law and American Civil Jurisdiction. Prof. Keitner will also be acting as Guest Editor for this Special Issue. Her response will explore instances where territorial and jurisdictional borders are not congruent (e.g., universal jurisdiction). 
Prof. Rohini Sen, a scholar on Critical Approaches to International Law, will offer a General Introduction to the Issue, locating it within different TWAIL traditions and their engagement with mainstream international law. Prof. Sen is also guiding the journal in her capacity as Advisor for this Special Issue. The Special Issue will include both invited as well as submitted contributions. We cordially invite scholars, lawyers and students of law, from diverse areas of study to be part of and provide their contributions to this unique Special Issue.

Format of Submissions

  • Interested authors are requested to submit their draft submissions to both the and the Digital Commons Platform by creating an account here. For further instructions and clarifications for submissions on the Platform, please refer to this guide.
  • Submission on both platforms is necessary for the drafts to be considered for the review process.
  • The recommended word limit for every submission is between 2500-3500 words (exclusive of footnotes). 
  • The deadline for submitting the entries is 1 September 2023.
  • Once the Issue is finalised, we will invite all authors of the Special Issue to be part of a Symposium conducted as a roundtable discussion (in virtual mode), towards the end of December. The transcript of the same will be published on the website.

Please refer to the concept note, for more information on the theme, the academics involved and the submission guidelines. In case of any queries please reach out to us at 

ISA Workshop: Global South Perspective on International Organizations: The International Organization section of the International Studies Association (ISA) will hold a special in-person workshop on ‘Global South Perspectives on International Organizations’ on April 2, 2024 during the 2024 ISA Convention in San Francisco. Admitted workshop participants from the Global South will receive funding support for their participation. 

The aim of the workshop is to explore diverse issues related to Global South perspectives on and participation in global and regional international organizations (IOs). Contributions may be conceptual (e.g. exploring the positionality of Global South actors in IOs), methodological (e.g. on multi-site analyses of international institutions) and/or empirical, with potential topics including the contributions of Global South diplomats within IOs, the dynamics of formal and informal IOs (including NGOs) located in the Global South, IO staffing and IO reforms, among others. Contributions to the workshop will be submitted to a top IO journal for consideration for publication as a special issue. 

In preparation for the San Francisco convention, workshop participants will present their draft papers in an online meeting in September/October 2023 to discuss initial draft articles and finalize the program of the in-person workshop in San Francisco. Apply by 20 September here.


UEA Law School Podcast Series: Rishi Gulati, Associate Professor in International Law and Barrister, is hosting a new podcast series focusing on hot topics in international and transnational law, as well as domestic law developments with transnational impact. Significant developments impacting the legal profession are also discussed from time to time. The podcasts are not only designed for a legal audience but also for the broader public using accessible language. They are also intended to be a teaching tool with the 50 or so minute episodes delving systematically on the issues discussed. Each episode invites a highly knowledgeable guest who can bring a unique perspective to the issue. A special attempt is made to include voices from all regions of the world. Series 1 has now wrapped up and has seven episodes. The first three episodes concern challenges faced by the International Criminal Court, WTO and UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies respectively. The fourth episode discusses the impact of AI on the legal profession, a highly topical issue given the rise of generative AI. The fifth episode discusses the UK’s new subsidy control regime and the Levelling Up agenda. The sixth episode discusses animal rights law, with the final episode in Series 1 dealing with AI and international law from a substantive perspective. Series 2 will return after a short break! You can subscribe to the podcast in various ways, including via SoundCloudSpotify, and Google Podcasts

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