Events and Announcements: 10 September 2023

Events and Announcements: 10 September 2023

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Calls for Papers

Current Research on the Human Right to Science: The Chair for Public International and European Law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) is organizing a doctoral colloquium on “Current Research on the Human Right to Science”, which will take place on 6 and 7 September 2024 in Fribourg, Switzerland. It invites advanced doctoral students in the disciplines of international (human rights) law, public and constitutional law, political science, philosophy of science, and political and legal philosophy to submit a proposal for a paper stemming from their current research on any aspect of the human right to participate in and enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. An anonymized abstract (max. 1000 words) and a short CV should be sent to by 15 November 2023. If selected, draft papers (max. 8000 words) are due on 1 August 2024 and will be commented on by senior academics participating in the doctoral colloquium.

The doctoral colloquium takes place within the framework of, and travel and accommodation costs of the selected participants are fully covered by, the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Research Project “Institutionalizing the Human Right to Science”. The detailed call for papers as well as further information on the format of the colloquium can be found here

Common Interests and Common Spaces: Institutional Approaches to Dispute Settlement: The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University welcomes abstracts for a workshop on ‘Common Interests and Common Spaces: Institutional Approaches to Dispute Settlement’ to be held in The Hague on Wednesday 13 December 2023. This event kicks off a new series of events hosted by the Leiden Forum on the Architecture of International Justice, and will feature a keynote from Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice (Queen Mary University London). More info can be found here.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and CV (including a list of any published work) to both and by 28 September 2023. Please also clearly indicate ‘CfP Institutional Approaches’ in the subject of your email. Small funding is available. 

Constitutional Communities Conference​: 7-8 February, Leuven Belgium. How do constitutions create communities? Can they really do so? And should they? By engaging in an interdisciplinary dialogue between legal scholars and philosophers about constitutions and community, this conference aims to explore the impact that constitutions have and can have in the functioning of communities, and to contribute to our understanding of the concept of constitutional identity. 

If you are interested in presenting your work at this conference, please submit an anonymized abstract (max. 400 words) along with your name, title, and affiliation via e-mail to Ana Van Liedekerke (  Abstracts should be submitted on 25 October 2023 (CET) at the latest. For more information, click here.


ACIJ Policy Paper Launch – Challenging Impunity: Why Australia Needs a Permanent, Specialised International Crimes UnitJoin the Australian Centre for International Justice (‘ACIJ’) for the launch of our policy paper, ‘Challenging Impunity: Why Australia Needs a Permanent, Specialised International Crimes Unit‘. The paper explores the rise in domestic accountability processes for atrocity crimes overseas, and outlines Australia’s chequered history of international crimes investigations. Drawing on research and experience from overseas jurisdictions, the paper advocates for the creation of a permanent, specialised international crimes unit in Australia, and outlines recommendations for the establishment of an effective unit. 

The event will be held in-person in Sydney, Australia and streamed concurrently online on Thursday, 28 September 2023 from 6:00pm AEST. There will be opening remarks by the Hon Mark Ierace SC and an expert panel of speakers including Rawan Arraf, Sareta Ashraph, Helen Brady and John Ralston. Register online here.

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