The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, based at the University of Texas at Austin, is circulating a Call for Papers for its 2018-2019 series. The Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series aims to provide a productive environment for debate about human rights. Authors from all disciplines and institutions are welcome to submit papers on any topic related to human rights. The Editorial Committee is accepting papers on a rolling basis. Find more information here.
Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:
A call for applications has been made by the Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be held at the National University of Singapore on August 12, 13 and 14, 2019. The eighth Forum will be convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Law – Nottingham), J.H.H. Weiler (Law – NYU), Simon Chesterman (Law – NUS), Antony T. Anghie (Law – NUS & Utah), and Lucy F. Reed (Law – NUS). The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. Details here.
This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, as follows:
►The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites submissions for an edited volume in light of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute on “The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court”. The volume is anticipated to be released in Summer 2019. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 14 August 2018. For more information, please see here.
This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to write for The Brazilian Journal of International Law, as follows:
► The Brazilian Journal of International Law (RDI) is now accepting papers for its special issue on the History of International Law. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. The deadline is 30 September 2018. For more details on the submission process, please click here.
“There are too many men in India today.” So reads the first line of an an op-ed in today’s New York Times entitled “How to Fix India’s Sex-Selection Problem” penned by IntLawGrrls editor Sital Kalantry (congratulations!). Most of our readers are familiar with the issue of sex-selective abortion and the resulting imbalance in the ratio of males to females in India. Sital explains that the statistics suggest a correlation (though not causation) between a large male surplus and violence against women. Rather than the more commonly-presented solution of banning sex-selective abortion, which she argues is unrealistic, Sital suggests the possibility of sperm sorting, which enables parents who want a girl to select the appropriate chromosomes prior to artificial insemination. Indian law currently prohibits sperm sorting, and she proposes an amendment to “allow pre-implantation sex selection” for families who want a girl child. The backstory, data, and details are available in Sital’s new book, Women’s Human Rights and Migration, which was published this month by the University of Pennsylvania Press (another congratulations!). A longer update on the book, which I am in the middle of reading, will be forthcoming soon, but in the meantime I recommend both the op-ed and the book for those looking for a nuanced and thoughtful exploration of the issue of sex-selective abortion in India. You Go, ‘Grrl!
This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to Trade, Law and Development, as follows:
The Trade, Law and Development Journal (TL&D) of the National Law University in Jodhpur, India is calling for original, unpublished, manuscripts for publication in their Winter ’17 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 9, No. 2) in the form of articles, notes, comments, and book reviews.
TL&D has been consistently ranked as the best law journal in India across all fields. The Journal aims to generate and sustain a democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law.
Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2017. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail, ExpressO, or TL&D’s website. For further information and submissions guidelines, please visit their website.
On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:
► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway. The holder of this position will principally work from the IU Mexico Gateway office located on the campus of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He/she will work in close cooperation with an Academic Director and report to the Director of IU’s Global Gateway Network, both of whom are based in Bloomington, Indiana within the office of IU’s Vice President for International Affairs. If interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Alexander (Ally) Batten, Director of International Gateways, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 26 May 2017.