Write On! The Hague Yearbook of International Law

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This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for contribution to the Hague Yearbook of International Law, as follows:

The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming volume. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognized journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field of international law. In addition, it devotes attention to developments in the international law institutions based in the international City of Peace and Justice, The Hague. Submissions on any issues of public or private international law in either English or French language are welcomed. The Editorial Board will select articles based on their quality and relevance. Selected papers will be subject to peer-review before publication. Most published papers are around 15,000 words, but shorter and longer pieces may also be accepted. Submissions should follow the OSCOLA style guide and should be sent to hagueyearbook@gmail.com before midnight on 1 May 2021  For more information, please click here.

Go On! Centre for Applied Human Rights Event

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

►  The Centre for Applied Human Rights announced open registration for The Istanbul Convention in Turkey, past, present and future in action, which will be held on online on March 31, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:30 PDT . The event will consist of three presentations and a Q & A. The past impact and uncertain future of the Istanbul Convention will be at the heart of the legal analyses provided by three Turkish experts, from the point of view of victim-support activities, gender-based lawyering and of constitutional law. Click here for details and registration.

ICC Ongwen Case Event

For our readers interested in the International Criminal Court, I am posting information about an upcoming event on the ICC Ongwen case, on Wednesday, March 24, from noon – 1:00 p.m. EST.  The event will be co-hosted by Dr. Julie Fraser (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and yours truly, and it will feature Sarah Kihika Kasande, International Centre for Transitional Justice, Kjell Anderson, University of Manitoba, Grace Acan, Co-Founder of Women’s Survivors’ Group in Northern Uganda, Adina Nistor, University of Groningen, and Dov Jacobs, Leiden University.  

The event will be formally hosted by the Public International Law and Policy Group and Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges.Event information and the registration link are available here:

Write On! Call for Papers – Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call for papers to present at the Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, as follows:

► The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law,, to be held December 13-15, 2021, at  the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria. The tenth Forum will have a strong Africa focus: it will be open to junior faculty affiliated with an institution based on the African continent and to those junior faculty based elsewhere whose research specifically relates to the continent.  Deadline is May 7, 2021.

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Write On!

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call to submit papers at the Call for papers “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law”at the University of Exeter, as follows:

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► As there is growing interest in using international courts in the public interest, this project, funded by the University of Exeter and the University of Geneva, aims at analyzing what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them.  In order to tackle these questions, the organizers invite abstract submissions that address the potential of public interest litigation in international law. All selected authors will be invited to present their paper at a two-day workshop to be held at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom on the 11 and 12 November 2021. We are delighted to announce that a keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva) at the opening of the workshop. The desired output is the publication of an edited collection of the best papers presented at the workshop. to be held [on November 11 and 12th 2021, at [the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Theme is “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law.” Deadline is April 30th, 2021.

Further details and the full call for papers can be found here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at pilitigation.genex@gmail.com,

Write On! iCourts Virtual Conference

Call for papers – Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials

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

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iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, have announced a call for papers for a virtual conference focusing on fact-finding and proof in international criminal trials, to be held on April 22nd – 23rd, 2021 at Copenhagen University, Denmark. The theme of the event is “Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials.” Deadline to submit an abstract is March 29, 2021. For more information, please click here.

Interested authors should send an abstract (300 words), and a brief author biography (150 words) to karen.richmond@jur.ku.dk by the 29th March 2021. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by the 5th of April.

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Go On! Transitional Justice in the USA Web Series: Panel 2

The Center for International Law and Policy’s Transitional Justice in the USA announces its second webinar entitled How Do We Build Collaborative Models for Transitional Justice Process? on March 24, 2021 at 4:30PM (EST). This panel explores how human rights and academic institutions, and their affiliates, can best support an existing grassroots network of racial justice advocates working on themes related to Transitional Justice in the United States in ways that do not replicate the same predominant power structures these movements seek to dismantle. 

For more information and to register, click here.

Write On! Irish Yearbook of International Law Call for Papers

The Irish Yearbook of International Law invites submissions on any area of public or private international law for publication as an article. The IYBIL Student Prize – consisting of €250, sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs – will be awarded to the best submission written by an individual enrolled in a degree program at the time of submission. Submissions (typically 10,000-12,000 words), comprising a 100-word abstract, article referenced in OSCOLA style, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent to James Gallen (james.gallen@dcu.ie) by July 31, 2021.

The editors are also happy to consider book reviews written by authors from anywhere in the world on any topic loosely connected with international law. Book review suggestions should be sent to Bríd Ní Ghráinne (brid.nighrainne@mu.ie) and will be considered on a rolling basis.

For more information, click here.

Write On! Goettingen Journal of International Law Call for Student Papers

The Goettingen Journal of International Law is accepting submissions for its 11th Annual Student Essay Competition. This year’s topic is “International Law in Times of a Pandemic.” The journal is seeking student contributions that explore such questions from novel and interesting perspectives. The submission may consider the following themes: the global institutional landscape, the tension between human rights and containment of the virus, global distribution of the vaccine, the global economy, state responsibility, European integration, or the prevention of future pandemics.

The deadline is August 1, 2021 and the maximum word count is 5,000 words. Click here for more information.

Introducing Pantea Javidan

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Pantea Javidan. Pantea Javidan, JD, PhD, is Program Faculty and Research Fellow at Stanford University, Center for Human Rights and International Justice. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of sociology and law with expertise in the subject areas of social inequalities and human trafficking, and a professional background as a civil rights attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to her legal practice, she served as a residential mental health counselor to youth at risk of incarceration in San Francisco. As an attorney Pantea provided direct legal assistance and systemic advocacy for the wellbeing of vulnerable populations, including children & youth, refugees and domestic violence survivors. She simultaneously served as the civil advocacy representative of a multidisciplinary team for diversionary court in the juvenile justice system in Oakland. From 2014-2020 she Chaired the Board of Directors at Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, a community mental health clinic in East Oakland that serves survivors of state crimes and severe forms of trauma such as torture and genocide.

Pantea earned her PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics. Her scholarly publications focus on multidimensional inequalities, sexual and gender-based violence, human trafficking, criminal law, civil and human rights, and theories of justice. Pantea has pioneered research on historical and contemporary domestic child trafficking laws using an intersectional approach and human rights framework of international children’s rights. Considered key literature on the subject, her research informs advocacy efforts for legislative and judicial shifts away from the criminalization of survivors of sex trafficking and towards legal protection and socio-economic support. Pantea has also published leading research on race and law regarding changes in the modern conceptualization of discrimination. 

As Faculty of the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program, Pantea conducts interdisciplinary research concerning the impacts of trauma across time and generation on survivors of human rights abuses and their families and communities, with a view towards informing transitional justice and judicial processes, particularly relating to US immigration policy. Her current research project investigates emergent forms of criminalization and incarceration in response to human trafficking and children & youth seeking refuge in the United States.

Heartfelt welcome!