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than 300 words dealing with the conferences select topics, found here, along with conference information. The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2012. The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law have issued a call for a joint conference in Sydney on “International Law and Justice,” happening October 25-26, 2012. Here’s the call; abstract submissions due May 30, 2012. The International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) is hosting its Annual Conference 23-24 October 2012 in Kingston, Ontario. The general theme of...

...drone crews face. Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, calls for a US troop withdrawal by the end of next year, previously scheduled for the end of 2014. The NY Times reports that Ethiopian forces stormed into Eritrea and the clashes are stirring new tensions between the two countries. Invisible Children’s production, Kony 2012, was screened in Uganda and stirred anger amongst viewers. With all the hype stirred up by Hollywood stars surrounding the Kony 2012 campaign and activities in Darfur, Foreign Policy takes a look at the phenomenon of “Celebretarian Intervention.”...

...after NATO troops leave the country in 2014, Afghanistan will not be used as a launch pad for US drones. Two Tunisians have been jailed for seven years after posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, fueling allegations that new leaders are placing a chokehold on free speech. Invisible Children has released its follow-up video to the viral Kony 2012 sensation: Kony 2012 Part II: Beyond Famous. Ahead of the Easter weekend, the Pope issued a statement reaffirming the ban on female priests in the Catholic Church and underscoring...

are due no later than September 21, 2012 and selected full papers no later than November 17, 2012. More information can be found here. The Law Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 10th Annual International Conference on Law, July 15-18, 2013, in Athens, Greece. For details, please go to the conference website. Abstracts for the call for papers are due by December 17, 2012. Upcoming Events The British Institute on International and Comparative Law presents the Nineteenth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference,...

...International Law, inspired by Kony2012’s launch. Charli Carpenter started the symposium with seven critical questions about social media campaigns and international law. Sarah Kendzior discussed the power of celebrity compared to the power of law in Kony2012. Roger Alford discussed how social media activists differ from earlier norm entrepreneurs, while Beth Karlin discussed how social media were not the only factor in the success of Kony 2012 and described other contributing factors, not in the least more conventional forms of political activity. Mark Kersten argued for “multi-media scholarship” in his...

at Syracuse University is organizing its 3rd Annual Seminar on Teaching Law and National Security on September 14-15, 2012. Harold Koh and James Steinberg will be keynote speakers. More information can be found here. The International Law Committee of the New York City Bar is organizing a debate on September 12, 2012 from 6.30-9pm on The Next Four Years: The Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election on International Law, featuring John B. Bellinger III, William W. Burke-White, Andrew Kent and Opinio Juris‘ own Deborah Pearlstein. Click here to register. Calls...

15, 2012. The best paper by an author under 35 is eligible for the Private International Law Prize. Submissions are due on May 15, 2012 also. Upcoming Conferences The Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is organizing a conference on “Cross-border Class Actions: The European Way” in Brussels on April 27, 2012. Registrations close on April 20, 2012. Fordham Law School is organizing its Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation in London on April 26-27, 2012. The Max Planck Institute for Private and Comparative Private Law holds its Fourth Post-Doc Conference...

degree program (undergraduate or graduate). The deadline for registration was November 5, 2012. Entries must be submitted by November 20, 2012. Transnational Dispute Management has put out a call for papers on Art and Heritage Disputes. Selected authors will also be invited to present their research at the conference / workshop on Art and Heritage Law to be held on 24-27 March 2013 at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Paper proposals (i.e., abstracts) of up to 500 words should be submitted as soon as possible, before December 1, 2012. The Editors...

Years: Past, Present and Future, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 (8:30-10:00 a.m.) Nuremberg Revisited: It’s Lesson for Today, Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) The Renewed Trials by Military Commissions Under the Obama Administration: An Historical Perspective, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 (1:00-3:00 p.m.); Moderator: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Altenburg, Panelists: The Honorable Will Gunn, Brigadier General Mark Martins, Colonel (Ret.) Ralph Kohlman, Mr. Bryan Broyles The 2012 World Trade Organization Public Forum will occur September 24-26, 2012 with the theme: Is Multilateralism in Crisis? in Geneva at the WTO Headquarters....

in San Francisco. Interested parties should e-mail the coordinator no later than May 21, 2012. The Minerva Centre and the ICRC are hosting a conference in Jerusalem December 3-4, 2012 entitled Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement: A Contradiction in Terms? Abstracts of no more than two pages must be submitted before June 1, 2012. The International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society for International Law has announced its 2012 biennial conference, Reconceptualizing International Economic Law: Bridging the Public/Private Divide, to take place November 29-December 1, 2012. Paper...

...pedagogic and a bureaucratic lens. Mark Kersten asked in his post whether the Lubanga judgment would have a deterrent effect on the use of child soldiers, in general as well as in the DRC. Further on Lubanga, Julian Ku pointed to a NY Times op-ed criticising the ICC as throwing a spanner in the works of reconciliation. Julian also questioned what those who, like Teju Cole, criticise Kony 2012 as “white savior complex” propose as an alternative. On Saturday, Doug Cassel posted on his recent experience as a paid consultant...

...exposed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a statement here. Israel has asked to clear out its embassy in Cairo, highlighting growing tensions since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak last year. Jurist covers the ACLU’s petition filed yesterday with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights on behalf of Afghan and Iraqi citizens who were allegedly tortured while being detained by American military. The Kony 2012 campaign and the ICC’s recent verdict in the Lubanga case have put the issue of child soldiers back on the international agenda, reports The Guardian....