Events and Announcements: 3 December 2023

Events and Announcements: 3 December 2023

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Calls for Papers

Ius Inter Gentes: Ius Inter Gentes is a journal published by the association of the same name formed by students and alumni of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru School of Law. Ius Inter Gentes has been committed to the dissemination of International Law since 2003, and in 2020 a new series of the journal was first published. We cordially invite all those interested in international law and international relations research to publish with us. Original articles, in English or Spanish, discussing these subjects are welcome. This issue will be published in July 2024. For more information, click here. For author guidelines, click here. For the Spanish version, click here.

7th Young European Law Scholars Conference – ‘A Union of Crises: In Search of Constitutional Resilience’: This conference aims to take stock of the plurality of crises the Union has experienced; to critically reflect on the differences and commonalities in how the EU and other actors have responded to these crises; and to explore whether a meta-narrative of EU crisis law and governance that transcends the specificities of each individual crisis situation can be developed. The overarching goal of this exploration is to better understand and evaluate the constitutional resilience and the ability of the EU to react to past, present and future crises and disruptions. More specific questions and topics are included in the call. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana on 6-7 June 2024. The Call is open until 31 January 2024. Those, whose abstracts will be selected for the conference will be required to submit a full paper by 30 April 2024. The papers will be sent to expert commentators before the Conference. The organisers will strive to publish a selection of the presented papers in a special issue of an international journal or an edited volume.


Civil society workshop on the International Law Commission’s 2019 Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity: On 5 December (3:30 – 5:30 PM EDT), Amnesty International, Asia Justice Coalition, Crimes Against Humanity Initiative – Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the Washington University School of Law, Global Justice Center, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists will hold a closed-door civil society workshop on the International Law Commission’s 2019 Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity, coinciding with the 22nd Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties, in New York.
The in-person workshop aims to provide members of civil society attending the Assembly of States Parties with information about the Draft articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity and the ongoing deliberation process at the United Nations and provide an interactive forum to discuss progress, hurdles, and opportunities. It will provide an opportunity to highlight key developments and challenges, strategize on how to advance the convention, and share ideas to continue to improve the draft articles’ substance. Kindly register by filling out the form here to confirm your participation by 2 December 2023. For more information, click here.

The Climate Classroom @ COP28: Climate Change and The Oceans: This online class conducted by Dr Mitchell Lennan (University of Aberdeen) will be held on 11 December at 9:00am GMT. The class will first introduce students to the concept of the ocean-climate nexus, the various climate change impacts on the ocean and consequential impacts on human rights, especially children’s rights. Then, where the ocean sits within the UN climate legal framework will be explored, taking into account the introduction of “ocean-based climate action” into the international climate discussion at COP26 in 2021. The final part of the class will discuss the potential for ocean-based climate action to protect the marine environment, the climate while simultaneously respect, protect and uphold human rights. Spaces are limited so register here to claim your spot!

Decolonizing International Justice: Strategies Towards Structural Justice for Slavery and Colonial Crimes: On the occasion of the 22nd session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mexico and Argentina, the Emergent Justice Collective, UN Women, Human Rights Watch, Justice Rapid Response, Promise Institute at UCLA Law and the Center for Justice and Accountability are pleased to invite you to this side event on 5 December at 8:30am at UN Women in New York. This discussion will bring together international law experts from diplomacy, academia, and practice to consider what “decolonizing” international justice could mean. They will consider some of the initiatives currently being put forward in the space, including epistemologies reimagining (international criminal) justice, accountability for colonial harms and potential Rome Statute amendments inclusive of the slave trade as an enumerated provision under crimes against humanity and war crimes. Register here by 4 December.

ASIL/ESIL IGs on International Courts and Tribunals Joint Webinar on “Developments in Interstate Dispute Settlement before Regional Human Rights Courts”: The Interest Groups on International Courts and Tribunals of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) are organizing a joint webinar on “Developments in Interstate Dispute Settlement before Regional Human Rights Courts”. This joint ASIL/ESIL webinar will examine the phenomenon of interstate dispute settlement before regional human rights courts, including whether more states could begin turning to such courts to adjudicate interstate claims. Speakers will address topics including the rise in interstate cases arising out of armed conflict, the challenges posed by parallel proceedings or multi-forum litigation, and issues of procedure and fact-finding. When it comes to adjudicating international disputes, what do the regional human rights courts offer that other dispute settlement bodies do not? The event will take place online on Wednesday 13 December, 16:00-17:00 CET (10:00-11:00 EST). Registration for this webinar is free and open to the public at this link. Further details are available in the programme.

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