Events and Announcements: 3 September 2023

Events and Announcements: 3 September 2023

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Calls for Papers

Symposium on International Law and Maldives Navigating Geopolitics, Trade and Sovereignty:  The Faculty of Shariah and Law, Villa College, Maldives is delighted to announce the “Symposium on International Law and Maldives: Navigating Geopolitics, Trade and Sovereignty,” scheduled to take place on 20-21 December 2023 in Malé, Maldives. In light of the critical role that international law plays in shaping the interactions between nations and addressing global challenges, this symposium aims to provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to engage in thoughtful discussions regarding the legal dimensions of the Maldives’ engagement with international law.

16th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: CyCon, the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, is organised annually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). The 16th iteration of CyCon will take place 28-31 May 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia. The theme of CyCon 2024 is “Over the Horizon”. CyCon 2024 is now opening a call for original research papers offering technical, legal, strategical, and operational insight for future cyber and cyber-related developments that humanity ought to start considering already in 2024.

One author from each paper accepted for publication in the CyCon 2024 conference proceedings will be required to make a corresponding presentation at the conference. Speakers will be exempted from the conference fee, and offered accommodation for the duration of the conference, and reimbursement for reasonable travel costs. For more information, click here.

NLIU-International Trade Law Journal Essay Competition on International Trade Law in collaboration with ELP (Economic Laws Practice) and Manupatra: We invite law students currently enrolled in their undergraduate or LLM degrees (or equivalent) to submit their essays and contribute to the discourse on International Trade Law. The Competition would prefer Essay entries about the Global South and India from an intersectional lens. The competition seeks to foster critical thinking and innovative analysis of challenges within the realm of International Trade Law.  The first prize includes an internship opportunity with ELP’s Trade Team, publication in Volume III of the NLIU-International Trade Law Journal, a Manupatra subscription, a Lawskills course, and Rs. 5000 cash prizes. The second and third prizes encompass publication, a Lawskills course, and cash prizes of Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 respectively. Submissions are accepted from 20th August to 5th October 2023, with results announced by 31st October 2023.  The link for registration is attached here.


Accountability for the Crime of Aggression: Registration is now open for twin conferences organised by the Section of International Law and International Relations of the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and the Department of International Law of the Faculty of Law, Charles University (Prague) focusing on current legal developments in the enforcement of the crime of aggression. 

The Vienna ‘Conference on Amendments: Towards one Comprehensive Jurisdictional Regime for all Crimes Within the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court’, 6-7 October 2023, will focus on amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. These concern, most prominently, the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression, but also proposals to broaden the subject-matter jurisdiction of the Court and to close gaps in the Statute’s enforcement structure. To join, please register via until 24 September 2023. 

The Prague Conference ‘Towards Accountability for the Crime of Aggression Committed Against Ukraine’, 10-11 November 2023, will discuss the possible categories of a special tribunal for the prosecution of the crime of aggression against Ukraine and their implications, particularly on the (non)applicability of immunities from foreign criminal jurisdiction and other important aspects. To join, please register via the conference website until 31 October 2023.

Transformations and Transitions: The 2023 GNHRE-UNEP Summer/Winter School: The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will host their third annual online Summer/Winter School on Environmental and Human Rights from 11-15 September 2023. This year the Summer/Winter School will focus on the theme Transformations and Transitions. The School is held in collaboration with the University of Southampton Law School and with the ongoing support of the One Ocean Hub.

This moment in history is often defined in terms of multi-faceted environmental crises, demanding profound social, economic, political, and legal change. And significant changes are being made in all of these areas. This year’s School will examine themes of transformative governance, (just) transition and the many dimensions of ‘change’ that enhance or threaten human rights and the environment. For more information, click here.


EHRAC launches new version of Enforced Disappearance Legal Database: The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) has published a new and greatly-expanded version of its Enforced Disappearance Legal Database (EDLD).

The EDLD – the first and only resource of its kind for those seeking to litigate cases involving enforced disappearance – has been expanded to include nearly 200 case summaries, drawn from the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, UN treaty bodies, and domestic courts. It also now provides international standards on enforced disappearances as set out in international humanitarian law and international criminal law, in addition to the previously-available information on international and regional human rights systems.

The EDLD originally launched in August 2022, the result of a two-year research project completed with input from domestic and international legal experts. With content available in English, Spanish, French and Russian, the EDLD provides a unique resource for academic researchers and lawyers litigating cases involving enforced disappearances.

You can view the Enforced Disappearance Legal Database at:

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