Go On! Webinar: The International Criminal Court in Ukraine and Georgia

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► Registration is open for a webinar hosted by the Centre for Law and Social Justice on the International Criminal Court and its role vis-à-vis the situations in Ukraine and Georgia. It will be held via zoom on November 28, 2022 at 05:00 PM (EST). During the webinar, our Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aloka Wanigasuriya will reflect on the findings from their PhD thesis titled The Impact Conundrum: The International Criminal Court and the Impact of its Interventions in Georgia and Ukraine, which was successfully defended in May 2022. The webinar will also focus on the ICC’s continued impact in the two countries and how these two situations may have an impact on the Court and the larger international criminal justice project. Aloka will be joined in conversation by Dr. Mark Kersten who is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley (British Columbia, Canada), a Senior Consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, and a senior researcher at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. 
►To register and for more details, go here. 

Write On! Call for Abstracts on “Progress and International Law”

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the AjV-DGIR Conference, as follows:

►The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen – AjV) and the German Society of International Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht – DGIR) invite PhD students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for their joint conference on “Progress and International Law”, which will be held on September 22-23, 2023 at the University of Cologne. The keynote will be held by Judge of the ICJ, Professor Hilary Charlesworth. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 16, 2023. Selected candidates will be notified by February 13, 2023. Paper drafts must be submitted by June 5, 2023.

►For more information on the topic and potential research questions as well as the requirements and procedure for submission, please find the Call for Abstracts here and on their website. Further queries can be addressed to info@ajv-mail.org.

Write On! Call for papers for Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference

The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 9th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person on April 21-22, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty and other participants. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcome.

► Applications are due by January 9, 2023. For more details, click here.

Go On! Women in the International Judiciary

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Geneva Graduate Institute announced open registration for Fionnuala Ní Aoláin — “Embodiment, Representation, and Maternality in International Institutional Spaces”: The SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham, which will be held on November 14, 2022, over zoom. The series aims to reflect on the lack of diversity in the international judiciary —especially gender diversity—, which raises concerns not just in terms of descriptive representation and symbolic self-identification, but also regarding unconscious bias and systemic privileging of specific ideologies or positions in the process of adjudication. The next lecture will feature Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Register here.

Write On! Call for Papers: 2023 Human Rights Essay Award

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call to present at the American University Washington College of Law, as follows:

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the American University Washington College of Law, U.S.A is accepting submissions for The Human Rights Essay Award, which seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2023 Award is “Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination”. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the essay must directly relate to the 2023 topic, or it will be disqualified. In addition, organizers would like to note that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The deadline to enter your submission is January 31, 2023. Winning essays —in English and in Spanish— will be published in The American University International Law Review (AUILR). The AUILR is an important journal with relevant academic material, which receives approximately 1,500 submissions annually and publishes a wide range of legal scholarship from professors, judges, practicing lawyers, and renowned legal thinkers.  Please note that this competition is open to lawyers around the world. However, only participants with a law degree —Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), or equivalent— are eligible to enter the competition. 

If you would like additional information or have any questions, click here or contact via email at humanrightsessay@wcl.american.edu. Social Media: acadhumanrights

Write On! Call for Papers: Jindal Forum for International and Economic Laws

► The Jindal Forum for International and Economic Laws (“JFIEL”) is pleased to invite submissions for the 1st JFIEL Student Paper Conference, to be presented in Late March to Early April, 2023 (final dates to be announced), at Jindal Global University, Sonipat (in a hybrid format). Theme is “Making International Law Relevant – Promises and Challenges for India”. Deadline for Submission of Abstracts and Papers: November 12th, 2022; Notification of Acceptance: February 5th, 2023

For more information, see flyer below and please feel free to reach out with any questions at jfielconference@jgu.edu.in.

Go On! Webinar: The Russia-Ukraine War: Contemporary Developments and Challenges

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►  The Centre for Law and Social Justice announced open registration for a webinar, The Russia-Ukraine War: Contemporary Developments and Challenges, which will be held on October 17th at 6:00pm (AEDT).  The panel discussion comprises experts working on and researching aspects connected to the armed conflict. The panelists will discuss issues connected to:
(i) The recent case initiated by Ukraine at the International Court of Justice (ICJ): Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
 (ii) Accountability efforts for the alleged international crimes committed during the Russia-Ukraine war from an international criminal law and Ukrainian domestic legal perspective.

The registration link can be found here. 

Write on! Call for Abstracts for the Yearbook of International Disaster Law

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This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call for abstracts for  the 5th Issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law, as follows:
► Abstracts for potential articles should be between 500 and 1000 words and should be submitted by November 30th, 2022 to info@yearbookidl.org together with a short curriculum vitae. This year, the Yearbook welcomes abstracts related to both its Thematic section on ‘Human Rights and Disasters and its General section. Further details below!

Write On! Call for Abstracts: 6th Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at University of Ljubljana , as follows:
6th Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference invites submission for consideration for its international interdisciplinary scientific conference to be held on May 11th-12th, 2023 at University of Ljubljana. Conference is designed to address a plethora of various issues related to the Responsibility to Protect principle from its applicability in today’s situations to the use of artificial intelligence for its implementation.

►The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, October 17, 2022. For more information about the Call for Papers and the conference itself, click here.