Write On! Call for Papers –PALESTINE YEARBOOK of INTERNATIONAL LAW

PALESTINE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: Call for Papers (Volume XXII)

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the Palestine Yearbook of International Law, as follows:

► The PALESTINE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for submissions for Volume XXIII. The PYBIL is particularly interested in critical approaches to public international law, and welcomes submissions in relation to Palestine. 
In addition, the PYBIL welcomes articles on critical legal studies, in particular, those emanating from Third World Approaches of International Law (TWAIL) as well as Critical Race Theory (CRT). With respect to CRT, the PYBIL is interested in articles that explore the relationship between power, race, and international law in theory and practice. Articles employing CRT would be welcome in all areas of international law. This peer-reviewed volume will include articles, case commentaries, and book reviews. 

Submissions are due by January 15, 2021. For more information, click here.

The Black and White Campaign in Turkey and its Repercussions Amidst Rising Femicides and an Increasing Hostility Towards the Istanbul Convention

Pinar Gültekin a 27-year-old University student was brutally beaten and burned to a crisp by her ex-boyfriend on 21stJuly 2020 in Turkey adding to the country’s long list of femicides. The victim was reported missing for six days before being found dumped in a bin strangled to death by her former partner for disagreeing to reconcile with him. 

While the news of Gültekin’s death ignited demonstrations all across the country and women and men alike took to the street’s, the death of Pinar and similar atrocities against women in Turkey inevitably raises a few questions. What should happen when a 27-year-old girl is strangled to death and burned to a crisp by her ex-partner? What are the repercussions of a mother being stabbed to death by her husband in a café in front of her child? What happens when a girl is stabbed and burned to her death because she resists rape? What happens when the mysterious death of an eleven-year-old girl is deemed “suicide” by the judiciary. Maybe the answer to the above-mentioned questions lies not in what happens but how it happened or who/what perpetrated the incidents. While the atrocities may be perceived by some as interpersonal their prevalence only against a particular section of the community indicates towards an institutionalisation of violence abetted by a chauvinist patriarchal society. 

Violence against women existed long before the expression “femicide” was devised in 1976 by Diana E. Russell at the first “International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women in Brussels, Belgium”. While the term is defined by the “United Nations Office in Drugs and Crime”as the gender-based homicide of women it not just refers to the killing of women but condones an entire system of Judicial administration that fails to safeguard the women and prosecute the perpetrators. The concept is similar to “rape culture” except applying only in cases of murder concerning a women’s sexual orientation, indigenous identity, dowry-related issues. However, contrary to majority perception the acts under no circumstances are unrelated and spasmodic but is abetted by a chauvinistic society exhibiting unequal power structures and conventionally defined gender roles where women often find themselves pushed to the margins. Encouraged by Right-Wing Populist Parties the above-mentioned manifestations of violence against women in Turkey has increased exponentially over the decades.

The misogynistic heteronormative dogmas embedded in the social fabric of Turkey gets exemplified by the Global Study on Homicide, 2018 conducted by the “United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime” which reportedly delineated the death of 89,000 women in Turkey in 2017. Turkey has been ranked114 of 167 countries in the “Women, Peace and Security Index, 2019” and 130thof 149 countriesin “WEF’s the Global Gender Gap Index, 2020”. The data is at face value enough to glean the status and treatment of women in the country. 

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Write On! Call for Papers: Human Rights Essay Award Competition

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call for submissions to the upcoming Human Rights Essay Award Competition, as follows:

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The topic of the 2021 competition is as follows: Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crisis and New Challenges. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject that directly relates to this topic, including international human rights law topics related to international humanitarian law and international criminal law.  The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is February 1, 2021. Please note that ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. 

The Human Rights Essay Award will be awarded to two winners—one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish—with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2021 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 31 to June 18, 2021.

If you would like additional information or have any questions, please contact humanrightsessay@wcl.american.edu

Write On! Call For Papers


This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call to submit papers
to the Transnational Legal Theory Journal as follows:

► The Transnational Legal Theory Journal is publishing a special issue of articles on transnational legal feminism. They invite you to submit an abstract (due 15 December 2020) for consideration for the journal.  Selected authors will be invited to submit papers (subject to peer review) that will be published in the Transnational Legal Theory Journal and presented in a virtual conference to be held on March 25th and 26th, 2021 in collaboration with the London South Bank University and the Cornell Law School. 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, a short bio (max. 200 words), and your institutional affiliation to transnational_feminism@cornell.edu by 15 December 2020. Draft papers will be due to at the end of February 2021 with the final papers having to be submitted by the end of April 2021, after the Symposium.

► The virtual Transnational Legal Feminism Symposium, organized by London South Bank University and Cornell Law School’s India Law Center, will be held on March 25th and 26th, 2021, with Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Syracuse University) as the keynote speaker.

The Symposium aims at bringing together scholars and activists working on the intersection of international law, particularly those working on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), transnational law, and feminist legal theories to exchange notes from both research and practice.In this context, the Symposium will particularly focus on the following themes:

  • Power struggles between the Global South and Global North regarding gender equality issue and international law, including critiques of dominant perspectives
  • Non-hegemonic feminist theories and activism
  • Contextualised approaches to cross-border feminist praxis that challenge notions of universality
  • The effects of increased transnational neoliberal policies on gender-related and feminist issues
  • The potential (risks) of transnational feminist solidarity movement
  • How does transnational legal feminism intersect with the body of literature called “transnational law”?
  • What could a new transnational legal feminist approach entail?

Contributions are invited from scholars and activists in the field of law, gender studies, feminist theory, international relations and other disciplines that consider the kinds of questions listed above.

Write On! Call for Papers

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at Department of Law of the University of Naples, as follows:

The EULab — Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union intends to analyze in a collective volume the diverse difficulties posed to migrant workers by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and to explore the complex role played by international and EU law in this context. The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2020.

The editors welcome submissions from scholars with an interest in migration studies from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to law, international relations and social sciences. Submissions that adopt an interdisciplinary perspective are particularly encouraged.

Write On! Trade, Law and Development Journal

 

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This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers on international economic law, with Trade, Law and Development Journal as follows:

► This journal invites submissions, in the form of articles, notes, comments, and book reviews on the topic of international economic law to Trade, Law and Development Journal, due by August, 15, 2020, and submitted to here. The theme is “legal and policy issues of relevance to world trade, cross-border investment, environment, and development, broadly defined. The Journal is particularly committed to publishing perspectives from and for the developing world.” Deadline is August 15, 2020.

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).

Call for Papers!

Submit Your Work to the 2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition: The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2019 competition is as follows: The Protection of Migrants Under International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic or it will be disqualified. In addition, we would like to note we believe that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners—one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish—with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 27 to June 14, 2019. The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is February 1, 2019. Please note that ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. We look forward to receiving your submission!

If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to contact us via email at hracademy@wcl.american.edu and via phone at (202) 274-4295.

Write On! California Western Law Review and International Law Journal

The California Western Law Review and International Law Journal are currently accepting final manuscripts for publication in their Spring 2019 issues.
Law Review publishes articles having an emphasis on domestic law issues. International Law Review publishes articles having an emphasis on international law issues and comparative analyses.
Authors should submit:
(1) Final manuscript (between 4,000 and 30,000 words); and
a. In Word format with at least one-inch margin
b. Citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Twentieth
Edition)
c. Title page should include the author’s full name, his or her academic/professional
affiliations, author’s vanity, and complete contact information where
correspondence can be made
(2) The curriculum vitae of the author
Manuscripts are due by December 15, 2018 and should be submitted to lawreview@cwsl.edu with
“Spring 2019 Issue Submission” in the subject line. Please indicate in the body of the email your journal preference (Law Review or International Law Journal).