Work On! Call for Applications for the Venice Academy of Human Rights

notes_croppedWork On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:

►  The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization has opened the Call for Applications for the Venice Academy of Human Rights on July 3 to July 12th, 2017, at the Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy. Theme is “Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities.” Deadline to register is April 19, 2017. Details Here.


Write On! Graduate, business & human rights conferences

backlit_keyboardThis installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the McGill University Graduate Law Conference, Sciences Po Law School Graduate Conference, and the Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, as follows:

Institute of Finance & International Management Law College invites research scholars in law, law teachers, legal luminaries, academicians in the domain of law, members of Bar and Bench to contribute unsolicited and original articles, comment on judicial decisions, analysis of legislative materials and reviews on recently published book contributions for our maiden flagship law journal entitled International Journal of IPR and Commercial Laws, a blind peer-reviewed journal edited by the in house editorial board. Deadline is February 15, 2017. Click here for details.

► McGill University’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce its annual graduate law conference, to be held on May 13 and 14, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. The theme for this year’s conference is “Governing our commons: what matters to us today.” Deadline is February 26, 2017. Click here for more details.

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Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace

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

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 17th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

This conference brings together leading experts and practitioners to examine the challenges to and strategies for achieving workplace diversity and inclusion. At a time of polarized public discourse on matters involving race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation and identity, disability, age, and socio-economic status, this event will highlight a number of critically important topics, including: developing cultural competency; the strengths and weaknesses in employment and civil rights law; identifying and overcoming unconscious bias; how strategic efforts can inform public policy; and how other countries confront diversity at a time when work is changing rapidly.

Professor Leticia Saucedo, Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture. A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and member of the American Law Institute, Saucedo was previously Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Visiting Professor at Duke University School of Law, and a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is an expert in employment, labor, and immigration law. Saucedo continues in a long line of illustrious speakers who have been honored as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer, a lecture series Justice Ginsburg generously established for Thomas Jefferson in 2003.

Details here.


  1. Call for Papers

Get your article published in an internationally indexed journal with a high  impact factor of  1. 73.  International Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis and Rural Development (IJSARD) is an online quarterly peer reviewed international journal on ‘Law’ and ‘Rural Development’. As the name suggests the journal will focus on the analysis of different laws for better understanding and research. The society needs the laws for proper functioning and thus the journal focuses to draw a special emphasis on various disciplines of social sciences, rural development and analysis of various aspects of law to improve the quality of research and explore the more realistic aspects of civilization’s sustainable developments. Establishing equilibrium between the society and law it will find the present and futuristic scope of growth and prosperity. Rural development is an essential part of a sustainable society.

Word limit:
Articles: 5,000-10,000 words.
Short Articles: 2,500-5,000 words.
Case study : 2,500-6,000 words

The articles must be related to Law and social sciences or rural development. They may relate Law or social sciences and rural development with other disciplines like Health, Agriculture, Law, Technology, Sustainable development, Environment and Climate change etc. The authors may take in account national and international perspectives.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Each submission must be accompanied with…

  • An abstract of not more than 200-250 words.
  • Main article.
  • List of References.
  • Short description about the author.
  • Formatting and Other Essentials:
  • Main text: Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 spaced.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, Font Size 10, single spaced.
  • Citation Method:  Any uniform citation.
  • The articles must be original and must not have been published earlier.

The articles must be sent to by  20th January, 2017.

The submission must accompanied by a declaration that the contribution submitted is a piece of original research work of author and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check. Professionals, Academicians, Scholars and Students of all disciplines are eligible to contribute.
  • Co-authorship will be allowed to a maximum of three authors and three separate certificates shall be issued for the publication of article in the journal.
  • The hard copy of certificate of publication.
  • The copy of the journal will be sent to them along with a certificate of publication and CD.
  • A sample paper for their reference.
  • The journal in form of a CD.
  • All the selected articles will be on the website.

For any query, contact or visit website here.

2. Academic Networking Opportunity – A Message from the Law & Society Association:

This is an invitation to become a member of the newly-to-be-established “Queer Theory & Law in Global Society” Collaborative Research Network under the umbrella of the Law & Society Association. Because our work touches on the topic of the research network, we would love for you to join the conversation. At the moment we are looking simply for expressions of interest.

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Call for Papers: R2P Conference

Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference

Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana seeks submissions for paper and poster proposals for the third biannual international interdisciplinary scientific conference on Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice devoted exclusively to the concept of Responsibility to Protect.

Please visit the conference webpage or following attachment for further information about the conference, the previous conferences and the full text of the call for papers:

Job Opportunity: Post Doc Positions

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is seeking to appoint two research fellows to be employed fulltime (39 hours/week) for up to five years, commencing on 16th January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Main tasks involve the theory-based research of transnational and international institutions, their social and political prerequisites, and the repercussions on national processes. The successful candidates are to work within the framework of the research programme of the Global Governance unit.

Please see the unit’s website or following attachment for more information:



Job Postings

iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen, is currently looking for a new professor or associate professor of international law.

Call for Papers

Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Gender and New Wars Workshop, 9 & 10 March 2017
  • Deadline for abstracts: 11 November 2016

War is a gendered phenomenon. While gender differential impacts of war have been widely studied, there is still a gap in our understanding of how gender is constructed in the context of ‘new wars’ (an analytic approach to understanding present-day conflicts: Kaldor, 1999, 3rd ed. 2012). In ‘old wars’, the battle was between the states, the national interest was the justification for war and uniformed militaries were the main actors. New wars have a different logic, stemming from differences in the actors, the goals, the tactics, and the forms of finance. In new wars, the actors include armed forces, para-military groups, war lords, mercenaries, private security contractors, criminal groups. They are largely fought in the name of identity, such as ethnicity, religion, tribal, rather than for geopolitical goals, and fear and terror are spread via civilian casualties and forced displacement. While old wars tend to be extreme in the sense of maximising and totalising violence, new wars tend to be persistent and difficult to end. Continue reading



  • On the Job! International Law Position at Centre for War Studies in Denmark: The Centre for War Studies (CWS) at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is currently advertising a post as Assistant Professor with starting date 1 November 2016 or soon thereafter. CWS is an interdisciplinary research centre rooted in the Departments of Political Science, Law and Cultural Studies. The successful applicant will be skilled at organizing policy and public outreach activities, including workshops, partner networks and various communication platforms. The teaching load will include contributions to the interdisciplinary master degree in “International Security and Law”. The successful candidate can be trained either in international law or international relations, but should research issues of relevance to both communities. This position has been created to advance both interdisciplinary research collaboration and outreach, and if after three years the initiative proves successful, the Departments of Political Science and Law will fund a tenured position, budgets allowing. For more information and the application form see the official job advert. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016.

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  • Two positions are available at Physicians for Human Rights in their Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones.
  • The University of Dayton School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of adjunct professor of law for its collaboration with the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.  As a leader in the global human rights community, the Center searches for transformative solutions to systemic patterns of global injustice.

    This adjunct position affords a unique opportunity for attorneys with an interest and expertise in promoting human rights to teach, train and oversee law students working with the Center to research and analyze the legal aspects of real-world human rights projects.   For example, students may be asked to research the legal issues involved in a peace and reconciliation process or forced labor and produce memoranda outlining their findings and recommendations. The position requires intensive individual instruction and supervision of students and coordination with the Center. If the ideal candidate is not in the Dayton area, that person could work with students using distance learning technology.    If interested, please contact Associate Dean Lori Shaw (


  • Free Screening in the Global Women, War & Peace Series followed by a panel discussion at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, 19 August 2016

    Southern Cross University (Australia) is hosting a free public event in the Women, War & Peace series on Friday 19 August 2016. The free screening of ‘Peace Unveiled’ (by PBS) tells a story of three women in Afghanistan who get engaged in peace-talks to ensure that women’s rights did not get traded away in the deal. As with other films in theWomen, War & Peace series, ‘Peace Unveiled’ explores and exposes the changing and powerful roles of women in peace buildingand in conflict. Come along and see and hear about the momentous courage and stories of these inspiring women.

    Please see attached poster with further details, including about the Panellists taking part in the discussion following the film screening. For further details please contact Dr Natalia Szablewska on .

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