Upcoming academic opportunities: May & later deadlines

Calls for abstracts / papers / chapters / book proposals
 
 
Making the Multilateral Investment Court Beneficial for Sub-Saharan Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 24 – 25 November 2022 (abstract deadline: 27 May 2022) 
 

The Law and Political Economy of Business and Human Rights: A Turn to Root Causes?, Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam, The Netherlands (hybrid), 10 – 11 November 2022 (abstract deadline: 17 June 2022) 

Jurisprudence of the Future: Science Fiction and the Legal Imaginary, Alex Green, Mitchell Travis and Kieran Tranter (eds), Routledge TechNomos series (abstract deadline: 19 August 2022) 
 
Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos (English), Universidad Austral (rolling deadline)
 
Routledge Law, Language & Communication series, Anne Wagner & Vijay Kumar Batia (eds) (rolling deadline)
 
 
Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships
 
Two post-doctoral fellowships – census questions on race and ethnicity, Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, Division for Equity and Inclusion, University of New Mexico, USA (deadline: 1 June 2022) 
 
Assistant professorship – Criminal law / criminology, Tilburg University Law School, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 June 2022) 
 
Assistant professorship – Global Challenges in the Anthropocene, Tilburg University Law School, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 June 2022) 
 
Assistant professorship – Jurisprudence, Tilburg University Law School, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 June 2022) 
 
Assistant professorship – Public administration / governance, Tilburg University Law School, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 June 2022) 
 
Assistant professorship – Public international law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 18 June 2022) 
 
Postdoctoral position – ENERGIZE: Re-Shaping International Investment Law for the Green Transition, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (deadline: 24 June 2022) 
 
2022-2023 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (deadline: 30 June 2022) 
 
 
 
Online events
Workshop: Building a transnational research agenda on biodiversity litigation, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group (online), 3 June 2022 (registration required)
 
Winter School: Bayesian reasoning for process tracing, comparative case studies, and qualitative research, FGV EAESP Sao Paulo (online), 11 – 15 July 2022 (registration deadline: 30 June 2022)

Recent LDRN member publications

 
Donatella Alessandrini, Johanna del Pilar Cortes-Nieto, Luis Eslava & Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, The Dream of Formality: Racialisation Otherwise and International Economic Law, Journal of International Economic Law, 2022
 
Vincent Bellinkx, Deborah Casalin, Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Werner Scholtz & Wouter Vandenhole, Addressing Climate Change through International Human Rights Law: From (Extra)Territoriality to Common Concern of Humankind, Transnational Environmental Law, 2022
 
Danny Bradlow & Magalie Masamba, Three priorities Africa’s newbie on the World Bank board should focus on, The Conversation, 20 April 2022
 
Deborah Casalin, ‘Development-Oriented’ Durable Solutions: (Re-)Entry Point for a Human Rights-Based Approach?, Researching Internal Displacement, 25 April 2022
 
 
Cristiano d’Orsi & Gino J. Naldi, Climate-induced displacement in the Sahel: A question of classification, International Review of the Red Cross, 2022
 
Viljam Engström, Mikaela Heikkilä, Maija Mustaniemi-Laakso, Vulnerabilisation: Between mainstreaming and human rights overreach, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 2022
 
 
Giedre Jokubauskaite & Catherine Turner, Mediation and development-related conflict, International Institute for Environment & Development, 2022
 
Iagê Z. Miola, Gabriela de Oliveira Junqueira, Diogo R. Coutinho, Flávio M. Prol, Marcela Vecchione-Gonçalves, Tomaso Ferrando, Finanças Verdes no Brasil: Perspectivas Multidisciplinares Sobre o Financiamento da Transição Verde (Green Finance in Brazil: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Financing the Green Transition), Blucher Open Access, 2022
 
Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr. & Irene Hadiprayitno (eds) Human Rights at Risk: Global Governance, American Power & the Future of Dignity, Rutgers University Press, 2022
 
 
Markus Marselinus Soge, Digital Supervision of Assimilated Inmates in the Covid-19 Pandemic Period, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020)
 
Markus Marselinus Soge & Denny Nazaria Rifani, Implementation of National Instrument and Bangkok Rules During the Pandemic Period Through Hydroponics Skills Training by Bandung Women’s Penitentiary,  Proceedings of the 1st International Conference Of Education, Social And Humanities (INCESH 2021)
 
 
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This regular feature on the website of the Law & Development Research Network (LDRn) primarily aims to highlight the recent publications of our members.
 
Other recent publications of interest to our readers, e.g. special journal issues or symposia on law & development, may also be included.
 
If you are an LDRn member and would like to have your recent publication included in the next round-up, please send references and links to the editor and/or tag LDRn on Twitter when you announce it there!

LDRN online affiliate event on national development banks (22 April) – registration open!

 

On 22 April (10h -12h CET), LDRN partner University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group will co-host an LDRN online affiliate event on the role of national development banks in development finance, featuring a panel of experts including researchers from LDRN partner institutions Celine Tan (University of Warwick) and Daniel Bradlow (University of Pretoria), as well as LDRN member Daria Davitti (University of Lund). The event will be chaired by Gamze Erdem Türkelli (University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group).

This discussion will mark the launch of the report “The Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) as a sustainable development actor“, authored by Tomaso Ferrando (UAntwerp), Giedre Jokubauskaite (UGlasgow), David Rossati (VU Amsterdam) & Koen De Feyter (UAntwerp).

Register here & join us for this debate!

 

Upcoming LDRN partner events (April/ April deadlines): Leiden VVI lecture / ISS Development Dialogues

Van Vollenhoven Institute lecture: “Difference and empire, or on the importance of thinking otherwise” by Dr. Luis Eslava (14 April, online)
 
The Van Vollenhoven Institute is excited to announce the final talk of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s 2021-2022 Lecture Series, Reconsidering the Socio-Legal Gaze by Dr. Luis Eslava. Dr. Eslava’s lecture, entitled “Difference and empire, or on the importance of thinking otherwise,” will focus broadly on law and development. The lecture will take place next Thursday, 14 April from 15:30 – 17:00 over Zoom.
 
Dr. Eslava is a Reader in International Law at University of Kent in the UK. A cutting-edge socio-legal scholar, his research has explored questions of law and everyday life in Colombia, decolonial histories of law, and the politics of international law.. Register for the lecture here.

 

Call for abstracts: ISS Development Dialogues (deadline: 17 April 2022) 

The call for abstracts for the 18th ISS Development Dialogues conference “Doing Development Differently” is open. The conference will take place on 17 – 18 October 2022. It is aimed at PhD candidates and will focus on four themes:

  • Theme 1: Politics of development: governance, institutions, and citizen participation
  • Theme 2: Researching development differently: transformative, participatory, collaborative, and digital research
  • Theme 3: Multi-disciplinary approaches to development
  • Theme 4: Decolonizing development: knowledge, ethics & accountability, and power relations.

Interested PhD candidates can fill in this online application and submit their abstracts by Sunday, April 17th, 2022.

See here for more info.

Convocatoria para presentar candidaturas a convertirse en nuevas instituciones asociadas a LDRN

La Red de Investigación sobre Derecho y Desarrollo (LDRN), actualmente integrada por más de 200 miembros individuales en todo el mundo y 17 instituciones académicas asociadas que trabajan en el ámbito del Derecho y el Desarrollo en Argentina, Bélgica, Brasil, Finlandia, India, Países Bajos, Sudáfrica y el Reino Unido, está ampliar su base de socios institucionales a alrededor de 25, a fin de apoyar y fortalecer su alcance y sus actividades globales.

La institución que presente su candidatura para asociarse, deberá tener al menos tres miembros del personal que se dediquen a la investigación en temas de Derecho y Desarrollo. A su vez, será necesario su compromiso de contribuir con las actividades auspiciadas por la LDRN, como por ejemplo: el congreso general o los eventos de formación para los investigadores que inician su carrera. Estas actividades, podrán ser realizadas de forma online, híbrida y/o presencial, según lo permitan las circunstancias. Una institución asociada puede consistir en un centro, un instituto, un grupo de investigación o, incluso, una facultad con la experiencia pertinente en Derecho y Desarrollo.

Por medio de la presente, se invita a los representantes de las instituciones interesadas a que envíen una expresión de interés. La misma deberá ser presentada en un máximo de 2 páginas vía mail a editor [at] lawdev.org, antes del 1 de mayo de 2022 e  indicando como asunto “LDRN partnership – expression of interest”.

La candidatura será evaluada conforme los siguientes criterios:

  1.  compromiso de la institución de contribuir activamente a las actividades de la LDRN: lo cual implicaría a modo de ejemplo, la organización de un congreso general o de una escuela de doctoral, o incluso de otras maneras, como tareas de apoyo en la organización de estos eventos a distancia; asumir funciones de organización como parte de la secretaría de la LDRN; la participación activa de miembros del profesorado y de estudiantes en las actividades de la LDRN; la inscripción a talleres de trabajo, seminarios y otras actividades de la LDRN.
  2. Mantener un equilibrio razonable en la red entre las instituciones asociadas pertenecientes al Sur y el Norte Globales (las instituciones que sean candidatas del Norte Global están invitadas a explicar sus vínculos con instituciones del Sur).
  3. Promover la representación de las instituciones de los países menos desarrollados.

A su vez, la misma deberá contener información general sobre la institución candidata, sus actividades de investigación en el campo del Derecho y el Desarrollo y al menos un miembro del personal que funcione como punto de contacto con la LDRN y garantice la participación de la institución.

Una vez concluido el plazo para presentar las expresiones de interés, el Comité Ejecutivo de la LDRN examinará las candidaturas recibidas y propondrá un conjunto de nuevas instituciones asociadas para que sean aprobadas por los socios ya existentes. Los candidatos serán informados del resultado a la mayor brevedad posible.

Ante cualquier duda o pregunta, puede dirigirse al Comité Ejecutivo a través del correo editor [at] lawdev.org

¡Aguardamos sus postulaciones! 

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La Red de Investigación sobre Derecho y Desarrollo (LDRN) pretende mejorar el conocimiento y la comprensión del rol del derecho, tanto nacional como internacional, en relación con el desarrollo y la gobernanza, tal y como se percibe a nivel global y local, por lo que se ocupa del funcionamiento social de los sistemas jurídicos principalmente en el contexto de los países del Sur Global. Los esfuerzos se encaminan a que la comunidad de la LDRN participe en debates fructíferos con diversas perspectivas, tanto ortodoxas como críticas. En definitiva, su función principal es comprender el rol del derecho en el desarrollo. 

New book: Beyond Law and Development – Resistance, Empowerment and Social Injustice (Sam Adelman & Abdul Paliwala, eds – Routledge 2022)

Beyond Law and Development – Resistance, Empowerment and Social Injustice (Sam Adelman & Abdul Paliwala, eds – Routledge 2022)

This book, which follows the 2021 volume “The Limits of Law and Development – Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice“, highlights new imaginaries required to transcend traditional approaches to law and development.

The authors – including researchers from LDRN partner institutions such as Cardiff Law and Global Justice, the University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group, and the University of Warwick School of Law – focus on injustices and harms to people and the environment, and confront global injustices involving impoverishment, patriarchy, forced migration, global pandemics and intellectual rights in traditional medicine resulting from maldevelopment, bad governance and aftermaths of colonialism.

New imaginaries emphasise deconstruction of fashionable myths of law, development, human rights, governance and post-coloniality to focus on communal and feminist relationality, non-western legal systems, personal responsibility for justice and forms of resistance to injustices.

Beyond Law and Development – Resistance, Empowerment and Social Injustice will be available from Routledge as from 28 April 2022.

The editors of this volume, Dr. Sam Adelman and Prof. Abdul Paliwala, are respectively Reader and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Warwick (an LDRN partner institution). Sam Adelman is currently a member of the LDRN steering committee.

Call for expressions of interest: new LDRN partner institutions

Call for expressions of interest: new LDRN partner institutions

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) – currently composed of over 200 individual members worldwide, as well as 17 academic partner institutions working on Law and Development in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK  – is seeking to extend its base of institutional partners to approximately 25, in order to support and strengthen its global reach and activities.

A partner institution preferably has no less than three staff members who are involved in research on law and development, and commits to contributing to activities under the auspices of LDRN, e.g. the general conference or training events for early career researchers. (These activities may take place online, in hybrid format and/or in person, as the situation permits). A partner institution could be a center, an institute, a research group, a department or perhaps even a faculty with the relevant expertise in law and development.

Representatives of interested institutions are invited to submit an expression of interest (max. 2 pages) to editor [at] lawdev.org by 1 May 2022 (subject line: LDRN partnership – expression of interest).

The following criteria will be prioritized, and should be addressed in the expression of interest:

  • The institution’s commitment to contributing actively to LDRN’s activities (this could entail organizing a general conference or PhD school, but could also take other forms, e.g. supporting organization of these events remotely; taking up organizational roles as part of an LDRN secretariat; active participation of staff members and students in LDRN activities; affiliating workshops, seminars, and other activities to LDRN; etc…)
  • Maintaining an approximate balance between partner institutions from the Global South and North in the network (Global North candidate institutions are invited to elaborate on their links to the Global South)
  • Promoting representation of institutions in least-developed countries

The expression of interest should also contain general information about the candidate partner institution, its research activities in the field of law and development, and any staff member(s) who would serve as contact points with LDRN and ensure the institution’s participation.

After the closing date, the LDRN steering committee will consider the expressions of interest received, and propose a set of new partner institutions for endorsement by existing partners. Candidates will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.

Any preliminary questions can be addressed to the Steering Committee via editor [at] lawdev.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of the role of law, both domestic and international, in relation to development and governance, as perceived globally and locally, and is therefore concerned with the social functioning of legal systems primarily in the context of countries in the Global South. It envisages that the LDRN community will engage in fruitful discussions from both orthodox and critical perspectives on the role of law in development.

Upcoming academic opportunities: February & later deadlines [UPDATED]

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Doctoral scholarship – International economic law, sustainable development and human rights: accountability of development finance institutions, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group, Belgium (deadline: 14 February 2022) – EXTENDED: 7 MARCH!

Next Generation Law Doctoral Scholarships, Kent Law School, UK (deadline: 14 February 2022)

Early Career Fellow in International Law – Human Rights and Environment, University of Edinburgh, UK (deadline: 15 February 2022)

Researcher – Protracted Displacement in an Urban World, International Institute for Environment & Development, UK (deadline: 18 February 2022)

PhD scholarship – Digital Health & Human Rights, Warwick School of Law, UK (deadline: 7 March 2022)

United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs – Codification Division, The Hague, Netherlands (deadline: 15 March 2022)

Doctoral scholarship in public international law – Screening for Sustainability: Implementing the European Green Deal through the EU Taxonomy Regulation, Lund University, Sweden (deadline: 16 March 2022)

Newton International Fellowships, The British Academy & Royal Society, UK (deadline: 16 March 2022)

PhD scholarships – sociodigital / social justice / environment / health / policy /migration, University of Bristol Faculty of Social Sciences & Law, UK (deadline: 28 March 2022)

Caroline von Humboldt Award 2022, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (deadline: 30 April 2022)

 

Calls for papers

Call for book chapters: Multidisciplinary Futures of United Nations Peace Operations – Alexander Gilder, David Curran & Georgina Holmes (eds) (abstract deadline: 28 February 2022)

Call for papers: Health and Internal Displacement, Journal of Migration & Health (paper deadline: 28 February 2022)

Call for papers: Opening Access, Closing the Knowledge Gap? International Legal Scholarship Going Online, Völkerrechtsblog (abstract deadline: 1 March 2022)

Call for book chapters: Taxation, Human Rights and Sustainable Developments: Global South Perspectives – Eghosa Ekhator, Newman U. Richards & Chisa Onyejekwe (eds) (abstract deadline: 30 March 2022)

Call for papers: General Issue December 2022, Australian Feminist Law Journal (deadline: 6 May 2022)

Recent LDRn member publications – January 2022 [UPDATED]

Edited volumes / special issues
 
Canadian Journal of Development Studies: Special Issue – Critical and Heterodox Perspectives on Law and the Governance of Development (open access), featuring:
 
Journal of African Law: Special issue – COVID-19 and the Law in Africa, (open access), featuring:
– Ebenezer Durojaye, Olivia Lwabukuna, Lutz Oette & Sope Williams-Elegbe, Introduction: COVID-19 and the Law in Africa
– Carolien Jacobs, Patrick Milabyo Kyamusugulwa, Rachel Sifa Katembera & Henri Kintuntu, Containing COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Government Measures and Women’s Compliance 
 
Mark Gibney, Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Markus Krajewski, Wouter Vandenhole (eds), The Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations (Routledge, 2021) (open access), featuring:
– Gamze Erdem Türkelli & Stéphanie de Moerloose & Joshua Curtis, Extraterritorial human rights obligations and international financial institutions
 
Individual chapters / articles
Radha D’Souza, Transcending Disciplinary Fetishisms: Marxism, Neocolonialism, and International Law, in Elgar Handbook on Law and Marxism, edited by Paul O’Connell and Umut Ozsu (Edward Elgar, 2021) 335-355. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788119863
 
Maryna Rabinovych & Anne Pintsch, EU differentiated integration as a tangible: internal and external dimensions, in Thomas Hoerber, Gabriel Weber Ignazio Cabras (eds), The Routledge Handbook of European Integrations (Routledge 2021)
 
Salvador Santino Jr. Regilme, United States Foreign Aid and Multilateralism Under the Trump Presidency, New Global Studies, January 2022 (open access) 
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This regular feature on the website of the Law & Development Research Network (LDRn) primarily aims to highlight the recent publications of our members.
 
Other recent publications of interest to our readers, e.g. special journal issues or symposia on law & development, may also be included.
 
If you are an LDRn member and would like to have your recent publication included in the next round-up, please send references and links to the editor and/or tag LDRn on Twitter when you announce it there!

Upcoming academic opportunities: January and later deadlines

Calls for papers

Call for Contributions: Framing Business and Human Rights?: A Deep Dive into a New Regulatory Proposal, Völkerrechtsblog (abstract deadline: 15 January 2022)

Special issue on international climate litigation, RECIEL – Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (abstract deadline: 31 January 2022)

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

SeNSS PhD scholarship – socio-legal topics, University of Kent, UK (deadline: 2 January 2022)

Research Fellow – Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick, UK (deadline: 9 January 2022)

Assistant Professor – Justice Studies: Green Criminology and Justice, Law and Policy, San Jose State University, USA (deadline: 10 January 2022)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 14 January 2022)

Postdoctoral researcher – Technology, Digital Transformation and Human Rights, Lund University, Sweden (deadline: 17 January 2022)

Postdoctoral, mid-career & senior fellowships – Legal Studies, The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, University at Buffalo, USA (deadline: 2 February 2022)