Write On! Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law


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

►The Hamburg Workshop will be held from 15 – 16 September 2017 at the University of Hamburg to discuss research projects in international law among peers (e.g. a chapter of a dissertation, a draft of an article, case comments). The workshop brings together promising doctoral students and postdocs with a background in international law and neighboring disciplines. All participants ought to exchange ideas and arguments to inspire each other and advance their research. Public international law and common sense will serve as a shared basis that will result in discovering parallel developments and similar issues in different fields of international law. For more details click here.

International Law Weekend 2017

International Law Weekend 2017 will take place from October 19-21 in New York City, at the Association of the Bar of New York City and at Fordham Law School.  This conference is jointly organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students’ Association.  Panel proposals are due on April 30th, and the conference theme and call for papers are available here.

Write On! AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts

asiansil-ig-ildc-logoThe Asian Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts has issued a call for papers for a workshop to be held on 24 August 2017 at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

The workshop will be held on the occasion of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (which takes place on 25-26 August). The Interest Group will organize a half-day workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret and apply international law. For decades, judiciaries across Asia have turned to international treaties, and customary international law, to resolve disputes between private actors on the one hand, and between individuals and the states on the other. Despite this widespread practice, insufficient attention has been paid to the Asian countries’ reception of international law. We hope to use this opportunity to spur scholarly reflection on state practice from any Asian jurisdiction.

Participants may wish to address the following topics:
interpretive methods used by courts to enforce obligations under international human rights treaties;
why courts enforce (or refuse) arbitral awards under the New York Convention;
direct and indirect applications of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods;
the rights of prisoners of war under the Geneva and Hague Conventions, or other sources of international humanitarian law;
courts’ citation to reports, recommendations and comments issued by treaty-monitoring bodies and international organizations; and
invocation of unincorporated treaties.
This is by no means an exhaustive list; interested participants are encouraged to reflect on these, and other, topics that would fall within this general category.

Interested researchers and practitioners should send a 500-word abstract and a short bio to the convenors of the IG-ILDC: m.kanetake@uu.nl (Machiko Kanetake) and tjw71@case.edu (Tim Webster). The deadline is 23 April 2017.

Selected participants will be informed by 15 May 2017. Preference will be given to current members of the Asian Society of International Law. Each participant must submit a short paper (5-10 pages) by 15 August 2017 for distribution to the other participants. Panelists will be expected to cover their own travel and lodging costs.

Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”

Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military perspectives.  International law is sometimes set aside in these discussions.   This workshop, now in its second year, aims to draw the international legal aspects of armed conflicts to the forefront of national security discussions.

The workshop – co-organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Delegation in Washington, and faculty at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Stanford Law School, and Cardozo School of Law – is for public international law scholars and practitioners.  It aims to drive discussions of public international law, including international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law, into conversations, in the U.S. in particular, on national security issues and situations of armed conflict.

The workshop will provide time to discuss scholarly articles that are in process, and provide a networking opportunity for participants.  The organizers are particularly interested in discussing scholarship and ideas that seeks to bridge partisan political divides while addressing both the law and national interests.

The organizers invite you to submit an abstract or draft of an article for discussion.  A small number of papers will be selected for discussion at the workshop.  The article does not need to be in final form – the hope is that participants will receive substantive feedback on works-in-progress.

When:  May 18th, 2017 (full day)

Where:  Cardozo Law School, New York City

Submissions:  Please send your name, current affiliation, and paper proposal to Tracey Begley, trbegley@icrc.org.

Deadline for submissions:  Monday, March 20, 2017   

A limited amount of travel funds may be available.

Co-organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation for the United States and Canada, and faculty at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Stanford Law School and Cardozo Law School.

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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Call for Papers: Gender and the Political Academy

Convenors: Maha Rafi Atal and Kaitlin Ball

The University of Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies is pleased to invite submissions to its 2017 conference on Gender and the Political Academy. This conference will engage in and help to advance the dialogue surrounding gender issues in politics.  From the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister to the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the past year has witnessed renewed debate about opportunities for and remaining barriers to women’s advancement in political careers in and outside of higher education. New research has highlighted how gender affects the different ways individuals may experience a range of political issues from welfare provision to health care. Ventures such as  IntLawGrrls, Women Also Know Stuff and Foreign Policy Interrupted have drawn attention to the need for better mentorship and support for women in academic political science.

We particularly welcome papers that address the following topics:

  • Making and Surviving an Academic Career: Women pursuing an academic career face a diverse range of challenges, from implicit bias in grading at the undergraduate level, to the challenges of mentorship during postgraduate degrees and postdoctoral fellowships, to parental leave and the burdens of academic care labour.
  • Gender and Political Epistemology: What role does gender play in our understanding of what the discipline of Politics is, both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint? Papers might consider the design of curricular, including the way core undergraduate and masters readings are selected, and the ways in which gender may colour a doctoral or postdoctoral researcher’s fieldwork experience.
  • Will Women Save the World? Assessing the Role of Female Politicians in a Time of Political Upheaval: 2016 saw unprecedented populist upheaval, which has rightly earned the focus on many political commentators. Unfortunately, this focus has overshadowed another important development: the growing numbers of women in leadership positions globally. Nevertheless, the United Nations failed to elect its first female leader, as did the United States. At a moment of global crisis with unprecedented mistrust in politics, we welcome papers that explore opportunities and obstacles for female politicians.

Please submit a title and abstract of 300 words, as well as a CV, to kb558@cam.ac.uk by 1 March 2017. The Department is particularly eager to receive submissions from doctoral candidates and early career researchers.

Write On! Global Migration Law, Women in International Security Canada

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the American Society of Internaitonal Law’s Annual Meeting, as follows: 

  • The Migration Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law will host a works-in-progress session, to be held from April 12-15, 2017 at Washington DC. The theme is dedicated to original and on-going research on global migration law. Deadline is February 15, 2017. At least three papers will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, and must be submitted to the following email address: jayarn@temple.edu.  In addition to the abstract, each submission should contain the author’s name and affiliation and a brief cv. The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is February 15, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified by March 1, 2017. Authors of selected papers are requested to submit drafts of their works-in-progress by March 15, 2017.
    Please note that you must be a member of the American Society of International Law, and join the Migration Law Interest Group, in order to participate in the workshop.  You must also register for the ASIL Annual Meeting to participate; the early-bird registration discount period for the Annual Meeting ends January 31.
  • Women in International Security Canada Annual Workshop, to be held 17-19 May, 2017 at the Centre for Sustainable Development, Montreal, Quebec. The theme is “Next generation of women leaders”. Deadline is 28 February 2017.