Write On! Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes the following from the Irish Yearbook of International Law:
► The Editors the Irish Yearbook of International Law are currently welcoming book review proposals and paper submissions pertaining to any area of international law. An annual, peer reviewed publication, the Irish Yearbook of International Law is committed to the publication of articles of general interest in international law as well as articles that have a particular connection to, or relevance for, Ireland. The Yearbook is edited by Richard Collins (QUB), James Gallen (DCU), and Bríd Ní Ghráinne (Maynooth University), is published by Hart-Bloomsbury and is also available on HEIN Online. The IYBIL Student Prize will be awarded to the best paper submission written by an individual enrolled in a degree programme at the time of submission. Papers are due on March 31, 2023 and review proposals are due by February 21, 2023.

►For more information go here.

Write On! Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

Write On! All calls for papers to present/submit to publication, for conferences, workshops, essay collections, etc.

► The editorial board of the Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC) invites authors to submit papers on “Gender identity and sexual orientation” to be published in the 1st issue of 2023. They invite submissions of articles focusing on the following topics:

· Women* and feminist perspectives in international humanitarian law;

· Identity-based violence and conflict-related discrimination;

· The protection of gender and sexual minorities during armed conflict;

· International criminal law and gender perspectives;

· Modern law of non-discrimination;

· Gender-sensitive approaches to international law.

Articles focusing on other topics are equally welcome. Contributions can be submitted in English or German. All articles are subject to a double-blind peer-review process by the editorial and advisory board. The deadline for submissions is the 15th of February 2023. For any questions, contactlisa.cohen@rub.de. See the full CfP here.

Go On! Summer Human Rights Institute Program

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

► The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2023 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI), a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, June 12-23, 2023. The program is hybrid, and can be completed in-person or in an online-only format.
Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in live daily lectures with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by additional materials, asynchronous lectures to be accessible at any time, and opportunities for discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. Students will have opportunities for immersion into focus areas including (but not limited to): civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; business and human rights; international justice; rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups; women’s and children’s rights. Additionally, off-campus learning opportunities will take place through program field trips.

For students interested in participating in-person that require a visa, the Summer Human Rights Institute satisfies the F-1 visa/status requirements, and Fordham is able to issue I-20s to support F-1 visa applications for this program. More information can be found here. Limited scholarships are available. The deadline for scholarship requests is April 14th. 
More info via their website. Register here. Please email shri@fordham.edu with any questions!

Go On! Book Launch Event: Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law

Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events.
►  Maynooth University is delighted to launch Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law (OUP 2022) by Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Associate Professor at the School of Law and Criminology. The event will take place at 16:30 (in person) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 in Renehan Hall, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University. The launch is organized as part of the Maynooth LawCrim Research Seminars Series.

►More details about the event as well as registration are available here.

On the Job! Assistant Professor in International Law at University of Southern Denmark

►  The University of Southern Denmark is accepting applications for the position of an Assistant Professor in International Law at the Department of Law in Odense, Denmark.  The holder of this position works full time and teaches in English in the interdisciplinary MSc in International Security and Law. Starting date is Spring 2023 and the application deadline is January 16, 2023.
 For more details, click here.

Write On! Call for Abstract for Ius Commune Workshop “The Ukrainian Conflict in the Global Legal Contexts: Tracing the Past in the Present”

The Ius Commune research programme Constitutional Processes in the Global Legal Order has issued a call for abstracts for the workshop, which will take place on May 11, 2023 in Maastricht in the Netherlands, as part of the Ius Commune conference 2023.

The theme is: “The Ukrainian Conflict in the Global Legal Contexts: Tracing the Past in the Present”. On the basis of ongoing debates, the Ius Commune workshop invites abstracts that shed light on how the past is relevant in understanding or addressing international law surrounding the Russian-Ukrainian war. By tracing the past projects, practices, debates, and/or ideologies in the present shape of international law, the workshop aims to facilitate forward-looking discussions.

Applications are due on February 15, 2023. For details, click here.

On the Job! Guggenheim Scholars Program

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:
►The Law Library Congress invites applications from research scholars for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Scholars Program. The holder of this position will conduct research that draws upon the Law Library’s world-class collections, target new acquisitions, and leverage the Law Library’s staff expertise. The focus of the program is to create new research at the intersection of demography, technology, and criminal justice.
► Deadline is January 31, 2023. For more details, click here.

On the Job! Vacancies at T.M.C. Asser Instituut

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

►Applications are welcome from candidates for two positions: a Joint Research Fellow, who will focus on researching legal responses to violent extremism and terrorism (start date April 1, 2023) and a Communications and PR Intern, who will assist with communications and social media strategies for a wide variety of events and publications (start date February 1, 2023).
► Please click here for more details, application requirements, and deadlines.

International Law and International Human Rights Law Programming at the 2023 AALS

For those attending the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, here is a list of all International Law and International Human Rights Law-related programming.

  1. Conflict in Ukraine: Can Prosecuting Atrocity Crimes Make a Difference? (organizer/moderator Leila Sadat)

Cosponsors: Section on Comparative Law, Section on International Human Rights, Section on Global Engagement

Friday, January 6, 2023, 10:00 – 11:40 AM 

This program will focus on the atrocities committed during the conflict in Ukraine, from 2013 to the present time, as well as state responses to those actions. We will explore the actions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other justice mechanisms, including national systems, and the steps needed to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes, as well as the political and diplomatic challenges to those prosecutions. We will also explore the reluctance of the United States to embrace the ICC as a global institution and the implications of that hesitancy for the legal academy and the Court. Finally, the panel will ask whether and how prosecuting atrocity crimes can make a difference either in Ukraine or elsewhere.

  • Second Program: Global War and Conflict in Ukraine and Beyond:  An Effective and Balanced Response? (Organizers/Moderators Craig Martin & Sahar Aziz)

Cosponsored by the Section on Comparative Law, the Section on Global Engagement, the Section on Litigation, and the Section on International Human Rights

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 8:30 – 10:10 AM 

The conflict in Ukraine, almost more than any other, has brought a host of international institutions and mechanisms to the fore and sparked litigation all over the globe. The United Nations Security Council, General Assembly, International Court of Justice, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Human Rights Council, European Court of Human Rights, World Trade Organization, and International Criminal Court are among the institutions that have acted or been engaged in addition to national courts.  Have national and international institutions been effective?  And why has the response in Ukraine seemingly been so different than the response in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Israel/Palestine and a host of other “hot spots” around the world? This panel will take a look back at the events of 2022 and take stock of how well our international institutions have handled (or weathered) the events that unfolded.

  • Pedagogy Program: How Can Students and Faculty Make a Difference via Teaching and Clinical Work in Times of Crisis? (Organizers/Moderators Cindy Buys, Charlotte Ku & Milena Sterio)

Cosponsored by the Section on Global Engagement, Section on International Human Rights, and Section on Comparative Law. (Also cosponsored by teaching international law committee of ABILA.)

Friday, January 6, 2023, 3:00 – 4:40 PM

In light of conflicts around the globe, refugee flows, and human rights crises, this discussion will explore creative ways for faculty and students to make a positive difference and contribute to the development of international law through clinics, pro bono work, internships, externships, and other activities.

  • Discussion Group: Russia v. Ukraine: Implications for a New Global Order (organizer/moderator: Milena Sterio)

Thursday, January 5, 8:00 – 9:40 AM

This program will be a discussion group composed of experts who have studied the role of international law and international institutions in world affairs. The overall goal of this program will be to assess whether the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has the potential to disrupt the existing global order and our understanding of the role which international institutions play in global affairs. In addition, the panelists will focus on what role law schools will be able to play in terms of shaping such a possible new world order.

  • New Voices in International Human Rights (organizer/moderator: Milena Sterio)

Saturday, January 7, 1:00- 2:40 PM

This program will feature presentations by emerging scholars in the field of International Human Rights.

  • (organizer Tom McDonnell) 

Co-sponsored by the International Law Section.  

Friday, January 6, 1-2:40 PM

This Program covers the following: (a) To recognize that sanctions may advance the right to life; condemn Russia’s aggression, war crimes, and gross human rights violations against Ukraine; and may deter other states from violating international humanitarian law and human rights, and (b) To examine the intended and unintended consequences of general rather than smart sanctions; to acknowledge that few civilians bear responsibility for Russia’s aggressive war, war crimes, or gross human rights violations; and to analyze whether general sanctions violate the economic, social and cultural rights of the most vulnerable of the Russian civilian population.

On the Job! Assistant Professor in Human Rights

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

Central European University is accepting applications from candidates with a law degree and a PhD focused on human rights for the position of Assistant Professor in Human Rights, Department of Legal Studies in Vienna.  The holder of this position works full time and provides advanced legal education in human rights, comparative
constitutional law and global business law and regulation
. Starting date is September 2023 and application deadline is January 15, 2023.
For more information, see document below or visit here.