Events and Announcements: 22 October 2023

Events and Announcements: 22 October 2023

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Calls for Papers

Cambridge International Law Journal: The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 13(1), to be published in June 2024. Submissions for Volume 13(1) must be received through the online Submittable platform by 11:59 pm (BST) on Friday, 27 October 2023.

The journal accepts the following types of submissions that engage with current themes in international law:

  1. Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 words including footnotes;
  2. Case notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes; and
  3. Book reviews on recently published works not exceeding 2,500 words including footnotes. Those interested in submitting a book review are kindly requested to send first a short (250–500 words) book review proposal to

Submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. The Journal’s Editorial Board reviews all pieces, and select articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. For more information, click here.

Call for Submissions: Cyber Law Toolkit: Cyber Law Toolkit, the leading online resource on international law and cyber operations, is inviting submissions for its next general update in September 2024. Successful authors will be awarded an honorarium. The Toolkit consists of a growing number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. The Toolkit has been expressly referenced in a number of State national positions on international law in cyberspace and it has become a key reference point for governments, militaries, international organizations, and academics. To keep pace with the recent developments in the cyber security domain and remain a relevant resource, the Toolkit is regularly updated. The project team welcomes proposals for new scenarios to be included in the 2024 update. This call for submissions is open until 1 December 2023. For more information, please see the full text of the call.

Yearbook of International Disaster Law: The call for the sixth issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law, edited by Brill, is now out (see here). Abstracts for potential articles should be between 300 and 500 words and shall be sent by 30th November 2023 to together with a short curriculum vitae. This year, the Yearbook welcomes abstracts related to both its Thematic section on “Technology and Disasters” and its General section. 

Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA): Joining the Community and Attending the Annual Meeting: The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is a U.S.-based informal support community for untenured international law scholars. With over 300 academics on its email list and nearly two decades of activity, JILSA has supported the careers of many current international law professors across North America and beyond. JILSA’s core mission is to provide members a nurturing and collaborative platform from which to advance their professional growth and expand their network. The community brings together entry-level academics in the field of international law. These are academics of all stages, including doctoral students, postdocs, and early-career tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty.

JILSA facilitates a number of important events and activities. Among other things JILSA runs virtual summer research sessions, a happy hour during the American Society of International Law (ASIL) annual meeting, a support system for those on or soon-to-be-on the academic job market, and an active listserv that promotes new scholarship, events, and opportunities in the area of international law. JILSA also holds an annual meeting, the centerpiece of which is a paper workshop, in which junior scholars are given the opportunity to present and comment on works-in-progress in a supportive environment. Aside from offering the chance to meet and reconnect with terrific people, these workshops have consistently offered deep and insightful conversation around cutting-edge areas of international law scholarship.

The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York, on January 9, 2024. All JILSA members are warmly invited to attend. To become a JILSA member, simply email the current Co-Chairs of JILSA: Brian ( and Asaf Lubin ( with the title “Joining the JILSA Listserv”.

Once a member you may submit a paper idea for the upcoming annual meeting as part of our current call for papers. To do so, please use this form to sign up to attend. The deadline to propose a paper topic (whether an early-stage project or full draft) is October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm EST. We will host a formal welcome dinner on January 8, and host a farewell dinner after we conclude on January 9. As usual, folks should expect to cover their own travel expenses. For any questions feel free to reach out to Brian (, copying Rachel Liseno (


The Monusco Intervention Brigade at Ten: On 25 October at 5.30pm, in person and online, the International Law at Westminster group will host a roundtable on The Monusco Intervention Brigade at Ten. Speakers include Dr Jennifer Giblin (Edge Hill University), Dr Alexander Gilder, (University of Reading), Professor Gina Heathcote (University of Newcastle), Dr Sidonia Lucia Kula (SOAS), Marie-France Nguo (Westminster Law School) and Dr Marco Longobardo (Westminster Law School). More information and free registration here.

ASEAN and Human Rights: Prospects and Progress: On November 2nd and 3rd, 2023, the Paris Human Rights Center (CRDH) will host its 18th international symposium: ASEAN and Human Rights: Prospects and Progress. While human rights are traditionally viewed through a prism of universalism, this symposium will focus on the importance of a regional approach, as well as, the complexities that come along with it as a result of the cultural, social, and legal diversity among states within a region. Given its expertise in the enactment and enforcement of human rights by international organizations (United Nations, European Union, and the Council of Europe), and because ASEAN’s (Association for Southeast Asian Nations) approach to international human rights law and its action in this field are little discussed and little known in doctrine, particularly in French-speaking countries, the Paris Human Rights Center has chosen ASEAN as the focus of this symposium. 

While ASEAN is a generalist international organization known most for its economic integration and cannot be considered a regional organization specialized in the field of human rights, its structure and actions remain closely linked to the promotion and protection of these rights. Vested with a community-based structure and a specific set of norms, this regional organization demonstrates a particular approach to human rights. The symposium will bring together academics and practitioners, including ASEAN actors, state representatives, and members of civil society with the objective of providing a series of cross-views by ASEAN and non-ASEAN scholars. Themes of the symposium include A “Vision” of Human Rights Between Universalism and Regionalism, an “Identity” Under Construction in Human Rights Matters, and Toward a Human Rights “Community”.  

A live broadcast of the symposium will be available on the CRDH YouTube Channel and on Zoom and in-person attendance is possible as space allows. The Paris Human Rights Center welcomes your participation and registration (virtual & in-person) can be found here. A program of the symposium and further information can be found here.

2023 FAO Law Lecture: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to announce its upcoming 2023 FAO Law Lecture: Legal reflections on “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind”.It will be delivered by Judge María Teresa Infante Caffi on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET.

As part of the side events of the #WorldFoodDay celebrations, this lecture is the second of a series of annual Law Lectures. The aim is to provide a forum in which experts can reflect and share their thoughts on legal aspects of FAO’s mandate, including from a general public international law perspective. The Lecture will be delivered virtually in English, with interpretation to Spanish and French and will conclude with a Question and Answer (Q&A) session. For more information, click here.

Calls for Applications

3 Junior Fellowships (Postdocs) in “Universalism and Particularism in European Contemporary History”: The Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe, KFG) ‘Universalism and Particularism in European Contemporary History’ at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany is seeking to appoint three Junior Fellowships (Postdocs) for the winter term 2024-2025 (October-March).

The KFG ‘Universalism and Particularism’ investigates universalist and particularist models of order in European contemporary history from the 1970s to the present. The KFG research program focuses on economic, religious/secular and human rights regimes. The latest submission date for applications is November 30, 2023. The preferred starting date is 1 October 2024. Please find the full Call for Applications here.

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