On the Job! Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Firearms Control Expert)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is seeking a firearms control expert (P3).

This position is located in the Implementation Support Section (ISS) of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, heading the Global Firearms Programme (GFP).

The deadline for this position is May 6, 2021. For more information, click here.

Go On! International Nuremberg Principles Academy: Film Screening ‘Peace Through Justice’

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce a global screening of the documentary “Peace Through Justice – The Legacy of Thomas Buergenthal” on Judge Thomas Buergenthal’s life and legacy, followed by a live conversation between Judge Thomas Buergenthal and Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich.

The documentary by Ilona Kalmbach and Sabine Jainski presents the life and legacy of Judge Thomas Buergenthal, Honorary President of the Advisory Council of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. In the live conversation following the film screening Judge Buergenthal will address his commitment to seeking accountability without revenge as well as current challenges in the field and will be open to questions from the audience.

The live screening is on April 13, 2021 at 5:00PM CEST. For more information and to register for the screening, click here.

Write On! Call for Papers on the United Nations War Crimes Commission

Dr. Amina Adanan of Maynooth University Law Department is organizing two online events this year, as part of her project on the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) funded by the Royal Irish Academy. The aim of the project is to bring together UNWCC scholars from all over the world in an international collaborative network.

The UNWCC, which operated from 1943-48, was a UN agency that supported localized prosecutions of international crimes committed during the Second World War. The work of the UNWCC gives an insight into substantive and procedural international criminal law in the post war period. Since 2017, the UNWCC Archives have been made available to the public online. However, the UNWCC and its importance to modern day international criminal law remains overlooked and under explored.

The first of these virtual events is a workshop on May 28, 2021. The online workshop is an opportunity for UNWCC scholars to present on any aspect of their UNWCC research and receive feedback on their work from the other experts and attendees in a constructive environment. Presentations will be 10-15 mins and the event will include keynote lectures by leading scholars on the UNWCC. 

Submissions should be composed of a single pdf or Word doc file, and should include: the applicant’s name and institutional affiliation, an abstract (max. 300 words), key words (max. 5), and ‘UNWCC workshop’ in the email subject line.

Submissions should be emailed to amina.adanan@mu.ie by April 20, 2021. Please click here for more information.

Write On! Call for Proposals: Narratives of International Law

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This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for proposals from Maastrict University, as follows:

The Maastrict University Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law invites abstracts for a workshop on Narratives of International Law. The aim of the workshop is to explore the meaning of international law to a diversity of actors and its purpose in the twenty-first century. The workshop will take place over Zoom on May 20, 2021. Abstracts for the workshop should be submitted by April 25, 2021. For more information on the workshop and details of the requirements for abstracts, click here.

Write On! The Hague Yearbook of International Law

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This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for contribution to the Hague Yearbook of International Law, as follows:

The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming volume. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognized journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field of international law. In addition, it devotes attention to developments in the international law institutions based in the international City of Peace and Justice, The Hague. Submissions on any issues of public or private international law in either English or French language are welcomed. The Editorial Board will select articles based on their quality and relevance. Selected papers will be subject to peer-review before publication. Most published papers are around 15,000 words, but shorter and longer pieces may also be accepted. Submissions should follow the OSCOLA style guide and should be sent to hagueyearbook@gmail.com before midnight on 1 May 2021  For more information, please click here.

Go On! Centre for Applied Human Rights Event

Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events.

►  The Centre for Applied Human Rights announced open registration for The Istanbul Convention in Turkey, past, present and future in action, which will be held on online on March 31, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:30 PDT . The event will consist of three presentations and a Q & A. The past impact and uncertain future of the Istanbul Convention will be at the heart of the legal analyses provided by three Turkish experts, from the point of view of victim-support activities, gender-based lawyering and of constitutional law. Click here for details and registration.

Write On! Call for Papers – Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call for papers to present at the Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, as follows:

► The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law,, to be held December 13-15, 2021, at  the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria. The tenth Forum will have a strong Africa focus: it will be open to junior faculty affiliated with an institution based on the African continent and to those junior faculty based elsewhere whose research specifically relates to the continent.  Deadline is May 7, 2021.


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This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call to submit papers at the Call for papers “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law”at the University of Exeter, as follows:

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► As there is growing interest in using international courts in the public interest, this project, funded by the University of Exeter and the University of Geneva, aims at analyzing what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them.  In order to tackle these questions, the organizers invite abstract submissions that address the potential of public interest litigation in international law. All selected authors will be invited to present their paper at a two-day workshop to be held at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom on the 11 and 12 November 2021. We are delighted to announce that a keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva) at the opening of the workshop. The desired output is the publication of an edited collection of the best papers presented at the workshop. to be held [on November 11 and 12th 2021, at [the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Theme is “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law.” Deadline is April 30th, 2021.

Further details and the full call for papers can be found here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at pilitigation.genex@gmail.com,

Write On! iCourts Virtual Conference

Call for papers – Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials

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

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iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, have announced a call for papers for a virtual conference focusing on fact-finding and proof in international criminal trials, to be held on April 22nd – 23rd, 2021 at Copenhagen University, Denmark. The theme of the event is “Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials.” Deadline to submit an abstract is March 29, 2021. For more information, please click here.

Interested authors should send an abstract (300 words), and a brief author biography (150 words) to karen.richmond@jur.ku.dk by the 29th March 2021. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by the 5th of April.

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Go On! Transitional Justice in the USA Web Series: Panel 2

The Center for International Law and Policy’s Transitional Justice in the USA announces its second webinar entitled How Do We Build Collaborative Models for Transitional Justice Process? on March 24, 2021 at 4:30PM (EST). This panel explores how human rights and academic institutions, and their affiliates, can best support an existing grassroots network of racial justice advocates working on themes related to Transitional Justice in the United States in ways that do not replicate the same predominant power structures these movements seek to dismantle. 

For more information and to register, click here.