Events and Announcements: 30 June 2024

Events and Announcements: 30 June 2024

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Calls for Papers

Human Rights and Climate Change: Where Next?: The Catholic University of Portugal, the University of Turin, and Koç University are organizing a conference on “Human Rights and Climate Change: Where Next?”. The conference aims to discuss the recent developments in La Oroya (IACtHR) and Verein KlimaSeniorinnen (ECtHR), as well as to assess what are the gaps and shortcomings of a human rights-based response to climate change and what are the possible next cases and breakthroughs in human rights case law in relation to climate change. The organizers encourage the participation of scholars and practitioners in the fields of human rights and climate change law, as well as from any legal field akin or impacted by climate change events. The conference will take place in-person, in Lisbon (Portugal), on 24 October 2024. More information, including the call for papers, can be found here.

Teaching International Law in the Digital Era: Discussing the Role of Podcasts and Video Talks in the Classroom and Beyond: The Society of Legal Scholars and its International Law section, organize a one-day seminar to be held on October 30, 2024 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. The seminar calls to explore the role podcasts and video talks play in the dissemination of international law and its entrenchment in the consciousness of the wider public as well as among university students and legal practitioners. Proposals of 500 words should be sent to both conveners of the SLS International Law section, Dr Saeed Bagheri and Dr Solon Solomon by July 20th at and Successful applicants will be informed of the decision in the course of September. The event will take place through physical presence. On an exceptional basis and upon the organisers’ discretion, in case it is not objectively feasible for participants to be physically present, the hybrid online presentation mode will be offered.  For applicants coming outside London, travelling and accommodation expenses will be partly or fully covered. Applications from PhD students and legal practitioners are highly encouraged. Equally, we highly encourage female scholars and practitioners as well as scholars and practitioners belonging to disadvantaged and minority groups, to apply. The full invitation can be found here.


Future of Free Speech Trainings on Counterspeech: The Future of Free Speech at Vanderbilt University is organizing a series of trainings on counterspeech. Counterspeech is the practice of responding to speech that seems harmful or offensive. It can take many forms, such as challenging, debunking, or critiquing harmful speech, amplifying alternative viewpoints, providing accurate information, and fostering empathy and understanding.During these training sessions, experts in the field will provide valuable insights into the meaning, role, and use of counterspeech. You will learn about our Counterspeech Toolkit and The Freequalizer, an A.I.-powered app developed by The Future of Free Speech and Vanderbilt University to assist counterspeakers. 

We will be offering three training sessions across several time zones around the world:

22 July 2024 | 9:00 AM — 15:30 PM (Central European Time)

23 July 2024 | 9:00 AM — 15:30 PM (India Standard Time)

24 July 2024 | 9:00 AM — 15:30 PM (Central Time — United States)

For more details see here.

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