Go On! Launch of the Nuremberg Academy Lectures

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► The International Nuremberg Principles Academy announced open registration for the Nuremberg Academy Lectures, which will be held as a Zoom webinar on November 24, 2020, at 7 p.m. CET. Professor Philippe Sands, British-French human rights lawyer, Professor of Law at University College London and author of seventeen books on international law, will deliver the inaugural lecture, where he will will discuss the origins of international criminal law in light of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg and address contemporary developments of international criminal law. The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy. Prior registration is required. Click here for details.

Go On! International Online Conference: Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights

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►  Tampere University and the ALL-YOUTH research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council under the Academy of Finland, and in collaboration with the Finnish Human Rights Centre, announced open registration for Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights, which will be held on virtually, on Friday, November 27, 2020, 14:00-17:00 (EET). The conference will reflect on and debate current topics in the field of environmental human rights and youth climate litigation. The goal is to contribute to the dialogue between the academic community and civil society, especially the youth of environmental activists who want to hold States responsible for their failure in protecting the environment, an omission that has been threatening human rights.  Speakers will include:

  • The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, David R. Boyd 
  • The President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, Kari Kuusiniemi 
  • Professor Daphina Misiedjan, International Institute of Social Studies from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam 
  • Professor of Law, Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law 
  • Gerry Liston, Legal Officer at Global Legal Action Network 

The event is free of charge, but all participants are required to register by 20 November 2020 via the conference website. Click here for details.

Go on! 2020/21 CELI Peace Talks “International Law OUTSIDE THE BOX”

Reading and Reimagining Equality, 20 November 2020

2020/21 CELI Peace Talks “International Law OUTSIDE THE BOX”

Reading and Reimagining Inequality is the first seminar of International Law Outside the Box, the 2020/2021 CELI Peace Talks, the Annual Series of Leicester Law School’s Centre for European Law and Internationalisation. The seminar features a stellar panel of speakers: Professor Gerry Simpson (LSE), Professor Vasuki Nesiah(NYU), Dr Francesca Haig (University of Chester) and Dr Loveday Hodson (University of Leicester). The panel shall discuss the value of literary approaches to international law and social justice, looking at how literature and literary approaches to the world can offer insight into in/equality, including poverty of the (international legal) imagination.

About the CELI Peace Talks:

What is the role of public international law and public international lawyers in contemporary society and across the globe? Is international law “fit for purpose” to address the contemporary challenges to its capacities, authority, ambit, relevance and vision in the 21st century? To many of the worlds’ inhabitants, human and non-human, it seems as if “the “world is on fire” – whether the cause of this impression be inter alia the pandemic, climate change, war, persecution, poverty, fascism, displacement or occupation. In light of the ubiquity of oppression and suffering on the planet, do traditional positivist or black-letter approaches to international law need to be revisited, rethought or refashioned, and if so, to what extent, and to what end(s)? 

This Annual Speakers Series hosted by Centre of European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) at Leicester Law School (UK) explores answers to these pressing questions by thinking about international law “outside the box”. Throughout 2020-2021, we will hold a series of panels of leading scholars and practitioners offering “Outside the Box” thinking about international law. The “Outside The Box” theme will offer innovative ways to rethink and reimagine international law in light of contemporary challenges, including re-examining the actors, practices, sources, institutions, purposes, effectiveness and enforcement of international law. 

The series will host six panels the following salient themes of international legal scholarship and practice: 

1) food, the right to sustenance, and the distribution of resources; 

2) racism, postcolonialism, and the inherent whiteness of mainstream international law; 

3) “inclusion”, “diversity” and the quest for representation; 

4) literature and literary approaches to international law-making; 

5) international relations its interplay with international law; 

6) assassination and the role of violence in the development and maintenance of international law. 

Each panel will be carefully curated and open to questions from the audience. By offering non- orthodox readings and understandings of international legal subjects, issues and approaches based on their experience and scholarship, our speakers will lead the audience outside the often hidden boxes in the field and practice of international law.

Date and time: Friday, 20 November 2020, 18:00-19:30 (GMT)

Venue: Online on Microsoft Teams

The event is free of charge and open to all, but prior registration is required. You will be sent a link to join the event upon registration.

To Book: Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-and-reimagining-equality-tickets-127030338161

Contact: For further information please email the convenors, Dr Vidya Kumar and Dr Paolo Vargiu.

Go On! Climate Change and Cultural Extinction: A Human Rights Crisis

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The negative impacts of climate change on the enjoyment of cultural rights — along with the positive potential of cultures to serve as critical tools in responding to the climate emergency — must be placed on the international agenda. A cultural rights perspective is a critical component of the holistic approach needed to respond to catastrophic climate change.

To address these issues, an inter-disciplinary panel will convene in a side event / webinar via Zoom on 21 October co-hosted by UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune and the Human Rights Program of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. The following day, the Special Rapporteur will present her pathbreaking new report on climate change and cultural rights to the UN General Assembly.

Date: 21 October 2020 Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm EDT / 5:15pm – 6:45pm GMT

Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Panelists:

Mary Robinson, Chief of The Elders; Former President of Ireland, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Former Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Climate Change

Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Joshua Castellino, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International

Noa Petueli Tapumanaia, Chief Librarian & Archivist, Tuvalu National Library and Archives Department; Tuvalu national librarian

Mohamed Hizyam, youth activist, Maldives (video message)

Moderated by Stephanie Farrior, Distinguished Lecturer, Human Rights Program, Hunter College

Go On! Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law

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►  NOVA School of Law, Jurisnova and NOVA Law Green Lab announced open registration for a Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law, which will be held from September 28th to October 6th, online, in English. The five-day course will conclude with a Roundtable/Conference open to the public on the following Tuesday, October 6. Click here for details https://novalaw.unl.pt/formacao-especializada/short-course-on-renewable-energy-law/?fbclid=IwAR14HUbAUxCBzfR2Nx44_AjpUyQ783CX95jK1Py0JphPw8F0QDgoDH94hSc

Go On! Environmental Crimes Conference 2020

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►  Common Good Foundation announced open registration for Environmental Crimes Conference 2020, which will be held on October 1st and 2nd, both virtually and in St. Helier, Jersey, UK. This year’s conference will cover a wide range of topics from climate justice, wildlife trafficking, and enforcement issues. Registration closes September 29th. Click here for details http://www.actwithus.org/environmental-crimes-2020/.

Go On! Climate: Red Summit

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► International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced open registration for a Climate: Red Summit event, titled “Using Law and Policy to Reduce Risk, Enhance Coherence and Protect People”, which will be virtually held on September 9 at 17:00-18:30 Geneva time (11:00-13:30 Eastern). See the flyer below for more information and access the session (259) here: https://climate.red/atrium

New Women in International Law Scholarship Prize

The Inaugural Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) Scholarship Prize Committee (Lori Damrosch, Adrien Wing, Viviana Krsticevic, Nienke Grossman and Milena Sterio) is excited to create the inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize.

The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. Although scholars have utilized gender and feminist analyses in international law for at least a quarter of a century, such approaches frequently fail to permeate the mainstream of international legal scholarship and practice. This prize, awarded every two years, recognizes innovative contributions to international law scholarship that theorize or utilize a feminist lens or lenses, highlight and seek to address topics disproportionately affecting women and girls, or consider the impact of international law or policy on gender more broadly.

WILIG’s Scholarship Prize Committee invites all ASIL members to submit a single article, chapter, or book published in the last three years, for consideration. Self-nomination is welcome, as is nomination of others. The Committee will consider the following criteria in granting the award, and encourages nominators to include a brief cover letter describing how the submitted work meets these criteria:

(1) Appropriate Substance. The work utilizes a feminist lens or lenses, addresses a topic that disproportionately affects women and girls, or considers the impact of international law or policy on gender more broadly.

(2) Innovative. The work addresses topics not covered by previous scholars, highlights diverse perspectives on law and policy, uses new theoretical or methodological approaches, or applies theoretical or methodological approaches to topics in new ways.

(3) Learned. The work demonstrates in-depth knowledge and expertise concerning a topic.

(4) Impactful. The work has affected or has the potential to affect the way scholars and policy-makers view or address a particular topic or issue going forward.

Please email your cover letter and scholarly work to lschnitzer@ubalt.edu with subject line “WILIG Scholarship Prize Submission” by June 15, 2020. Questions about the prize can be emailed to wilig@asil.org.

The WILIG Scholarship Prize will be awarded at the WILIG Luncheon at the 2021 ASIL Annual Meeting.

CFP: American Society of International Law International Criminal Law Interest Group Workshop

The ASIL International Criminal Law Interest Group invites proposals for its annual Works-in-Progress workshop, which will be held on January 31, 2020 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.  All interested participants should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) by December 20, 2019, via email to ASIL International Criminal Law Interest Group Co-Chairs, Andrew Boyle (jandrewboyle@gmail.com) and Milena Sterio (m.sterio@csuohio.edu).  Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in January (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.).  The workshop will include both works-in-progress as well as full drafts.  Papers may address any international criminal law topic, and this Call for Proposals is open to everyone in the international criminal law community.  Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-International Criminal Law Interest Group.  Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is still in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than January 20, 2020.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs, Andrew Boyle and Milena Sterio, by December 15, 2020.  Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one of the papers. Those interested in presenting should let it be known if they are willing to serve as commentators as well. All Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or Cleveland State University affiliates will be required to pay a $40 registration fee (includes workshop and meals) for the conference. All meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses.

For any questions, please contact Co-Chairs, Andrew Boyle (jandrewboyle@gmail.com) or Milena Sterio (m.sterio@csuohio.edu).

Go on! International Law Association Regional Conference in Slovenia 2019

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The International Law Association (ILA) – Slovene Branch announced open registration for the ILA Regional Conference in Slovenia, which will be held on June 27-30, 2019, in Portorož at a beautiful seaside resort 1.5 hours away from Ljubljana. The theme of the conference is “Migration / International Law Regulation” and will address both Public International and Private International Law concerns. Please note the the Super Early Bird Registration deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.

Click on the following links for details.

Conference Website: http://www.ilaslovenia2019.com/

Conference Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/605858956514177/