Upcoming Deadlines for Opportunities, Calls for Papers & Events (January 2023)

Calls for Abstracts / Papers / Expressions of Interest

Human Rights Essay Award – Topic 2023: Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023)

Call for Papers: GLC-SPIL International Law Journal 2023 Volume III, Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai (Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2023)

Workshop for Young Researchers: Migrations, Rule of Law and European Values, University of Salerno IT (Deadline: 15 February 2023)

Call for Papers: Corporate Human Rights Responsibility in OECD Case Law: Actors, Issues, responsibilities and Remedies, the German Research Foundation and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Deadline for abstracts: 17 February 2023)

Call for Papers: Entanglements in Refugee and Migration Law: Celebrating forty years of the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, The Nordic Institute for Migration and the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center of Excellence for Global Mobility Law (Deadline: 28 February 2023)  

Summer Academy: Law and Political Economy in Europe, The Law and Political Economy (LPE) in Europe Network (Deadline for abstracts: 6 March 2023)

Call for Papers: NLUD-LDRN 6th General Conference at the National University Delhi, India (19-21 August 2023), LDRN and NLU Delhi (7 March 2023)

Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights (Deadline for applications: 20 March 2023)

Irish Yearbook of International Law Call for Submissions, Volume 15 (2021-2022), Irish Yearbook of International Law (31 March 2023)

Reparations in International Law: A Critical Reflection, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law Volume 53 (2022), Asser Institute – Centre for International & European Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023)

Call for Papers: Hague Yearbook of International Law, The Hague Yearbook of International Law (Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2023)

Vacancies / Fellowships / Scholarships

Call for Applications: Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program, New York University School of Law (15 February 2023)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Law at the University of Warwick, Coventry (26 February 2023)

Postdoctoral Researcher on Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL), Amsterdam Law School (28 February 2023)

Postdoctoral Researcher on Decoloniality and International Law, Amsterdam Law School (28 February 2023)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law/Clinical Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, the University of California (Final review date: 28 February 2023)

Lecturer Above The Bar in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Galway (9 March 2023)

Events

Book Launch: Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law by Bríd Ní Ghráinne (2 February 2023)

Book Launch: Armed Conflicts and the Environment by Anne Dienelt (2 February 2023)

Online Conference on the Relationship between the EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights and National Fundamental Rights: A Comparative Analysis of the Case Law of National Constitutional Courts, The Wilhelm Merton Center for European Integration and International Economic Order at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2 February 2023)

Universities as Sites of Activism and Protection & UNESCO Chair Launch, Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York (13 – 14 March 2023)

NLUD-LDRN 6th General Conference at the National Law University Delhi, India (19 – 21 August 2023)

 

About the Conference

The ever increasing interaction between global legal policy processes and institutions with the domestic ones have renewed the interest of governments, the legal community, policy makers and researchers to examine the role of law and possibilities of reform to meet the objectives of development challenges and inclusive growth. Research in the field of law and development, over about three quarters of a century, has unambiguously established that law plays an emphatic role in addressing the challenges related to economic development, growth and distributive equality in the countries of the Global South and elsewhere. Law and development research sits at the cross junction of disciplines as varied as economics, sociology, political science, cultural studies and many more, including law. Without doubt it is truly an interdisciplinary field of study.

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) and the Centre for Law, Justice and Development of the National Law University, Delhi, are proud to announce the NLUD-LDRN 6th General Conference at the National Law University Delhi, India, taking place between 19 – 21 August 2023. 

The Conference will present a unique opportunity for scholars from South Asia to share their ideas regarding the development challenges of the region with scholars from other parts of the Global South and North. The Conference will further serve as an opportunity to forge academic and research partnerships among the participating scholars and institutions.

The 6th Conference of LDRN, hosted by the National Law University, Delhi, is taking place in the context of pull and pressure of globalisation and localisation. While globalisation produces homogenisation and sameness, localisation produces uniqueness and differentiation. The simultaneous but paradoxical processes of globalisation and localisation have created deep ambivalences in the trajectories of law, justice and development in the countries of the Global South. They are often unpredictable, contradictory, plural and heterogeneous. Therefore, the real challenge before the academia and researchers engaged with the various facets of law and development is how to address and achieve justice for the people. Some of these issues will be discussed during the Conference. The Conference will take place in the blended mode to enable broad based participation.

Conference Theme: Locating Justice

The Conference will discuss a wide variety of themes and subjects relevant to law and development, including the following areas:

a. Law, development and beyond: theoretical considerations, mapping challenges and alternatives;

b. Development, justice and human rights: socio-economic rights including water and sanitation rights and the right to development;

c. Climate justice;

d. Gender justice;

e. Disability rights and justice;

f. Law and justice for indigenous people, including tribal people of India;

g. Globalisation , corporations, law and development;

h. Suffering, injustice and the dialectics of law and development;

i. Democracy, digitalisation, development and law;

j. International law, institutional governance and development.

The themes and subjects of the Conference are sufficiently broad to allow for as many submissions as possible. However, NLUD and LDRN reserve the right to select papers for final presentation at the Conference. The final papers will also be grouped in tracks (about 6-8 taking into account the selection process) besides the opening and valedictory sessions.

Call for Papers

There will be four (exceptionally five) papers per panel to give presenters and discussants adequate time to engage fruitfully. In preparing the abstracts of their proposed papers, we encourage prospective participants to engage with issues related to law and development as highlighted in the conference theme.

In addition to the general call for individual papers, we also encourage individuals to organise their own panels by coordinating with colleagues, preferably from other NLUD and LDRN institutions, and along the subject of the Conference. This will allow for more cohesive panels and will foster greater collaboration among academics, which is one of the key aims of the NLUD-LDRN conference. However, the organisers reserve the right to make changes to the panel allocation.

Selection Criteria

The papers will be selected on a competitive basis. The selection process will be carried out jointly by a group of senior academics involved with law and development. The application and selection criteria will be based on the following:

– Quality of the abstract;
– Relevance to law and development and the broad theme of the Conference;
– Geographic diversity of participants and presenters;
– Balance between senior and junior participants and presenters;
– Participants must be professors at a university, or Ph.D. holders or candidates. Exceptionally, we may consider excellent submissions by full-time researchers from LDRN partner institutions, which should hold at least an LL.M. Submissions from practitioners in the field of development who pursue research, are also welcome.

Guidelines for Submission

  • The deadline to submit individual abstracts is 7 March 2023. However, an extension of one week until 15 March will be given to abstract submissions. Abstracts received after the submission deadline may be declined.
  • Please submit your abstract online using this link: https://forms.gle/Nf9s3p8pLBgkwoSU7 
  • Participants will be notified in early April 2023 on the status of their submission. Accepted abstracts will be notified through email. It is important that you provide a valid email address with each abstract submission. Upon acceptance of abstracts, full papers must be submitted by 30 June 2023.

Abstracts Format

Abstracts shall not exceed 500 words. Abstracts should be submitted with particulars on the above link. The abstract should be in Times New Roman, font size 12, with 1.5 lines spacing, and footnotes (if any) in Times New Roman, font size 10, with single line spacing. The texts and footnotes must conform to OSCOLA 4th Edition, 2012.

Only one co-authorship is allowed. The abstract should be followed by an outline of the article with a brief discussion. The submission of the abstract must be in (.doc) or (.docx). The submission should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the piece is original and has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions are subject to a plagiarism check.

Paper Format

Upon selection, participants shall submit a full paper in the format prescribed. The length of the full paper, including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references, etc., shall not be less than 3000 words and shall not exceed 7000 words. The paper should be in (.doc) or (.docx) format. Font should be Times New Roman 12-point font with 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman 10 point font with single-line spacing. All citations should be placed in footnotes (and not endnotes) and shall conform to the OSCOLA 4thEdition, 2012. Only one co-authorship is allowed. The submission should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the piece is original and has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Venue, Accommodation and Costs

The National Law University, Delhi will be the main venue for the Conference. The University is located close to the international airport of Delhi and is well connected to the city centre by Delhi Metro Service. The National Law University has a small guest house with limited accommodation available for international participants. Professors travelling to Delhi for the Conference will be given priority. We regret our inability to provide accommodation and cover the travel costs of all participants.

Nearby hotels and accommodation: ITC Hotels, Radisson Blu Hotel, Southwest Inn. are some of the hotels in the vicinity of the University that the participants can book themselves for their stay in Delhi.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the Conference is $50 for international participants and Rs.3000/- for local participants. All international and local PhD candidates (and masters level students) will get to participate in the Conference at 50% of the conference fee. Only final paper presenters will be required to pay the conference participation fee. A link for online payment will be sent to the paper presenters at a later date.

Organising Committee

  • Prof.(Dr.) Harpreet Kaur, Vice Chancellor, NLU, Delhi, India;
  • Prof. (Dr.) Maheshwar Singh, NLU, Delhi, India (Conference Coordinator);
  • Prof (Dr.) Koen De Feyeter, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium;
  • Prof. Joanna Botha, Professor of Law, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa;
  • Prof. C. Ignacio de Casas, Academic Secretary, Faculty of Law, Universidad Austral, Argentina.

Contact: nlud.ldrn@nludelhi.ac.in  

* N.B: The program details as well as the panels will be published on the university web page well before the conference.

SAVE THE DATE! LDRN 6th General Conference at the National Law University Delhi, India (19 – 21 August 2023)

LDRN 6th General Conference at National Law University Delhi, India, 19 – 21 August 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the next LDRn General Conference will be hosted by LDRN partner National Law University Delhi, India, on 19 – 21 August 2023. We are grateful to our hosts and look forward to the first LDRN conference in Asia.

Ijon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The conference will be preceded by a research school for doctoral and master level students at the same location.

Further details will follow on our  website and on the LDRN Twitter account – in the meantime, save the date!

Upcoming Deadlines for Academic Opportunities, Calls for Papers & Events (December 2022)

Calls for Abstracts / Papers / Expressions of interest

The European Court of Human Rights Facing Populism and Authoritarianism: Time for System Change?, PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Role of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo (Deadline for abstracts: 26 December 2022)

Call for Papers: The “Global South” and Liberal Values in the Historiography of Human Rights, the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), Tobias Berger (Freie Universität Berlin), Anna Holzscheiter (Technische Universität Dresden), and Thomas Risse (Freie Universität Berlin) (Deadline for abstracts: 6 January 2023)

University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference, The University of Michigan Law School (Deadline to apply: 9 January 2023)

Call for Papers: International Workshop Developing Robust and Sustainable Ocean Regimes for Uncertain Futures, Yong Pung How School of Law – Singapore Management University (Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2023)

Human Rights Essay Award – Topic 2023: Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023)

Workshop for Young Researchers: Migrations, Rule of Law and European Values, University of Salerno IT (Deadline: 15 February 2023)

Call for Papers: Entanglements in Refugee and Migration Law: Celebrating forty years of the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, The Nordic Institute for Migration and the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center of Excellence for Global Mobility Law (Deadline: 28 February 2023)  

Reparations in International Law: A Critical Reflection, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law Volume 53 (2022), Asser Institute – Centre for International & European Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023)

Call for Papers: Hague Yearbook of International Law, The Hague Yearbook of International Law (Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2023)

Vacancies / Fellowships / Scholarships

Assistant Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University (5 January 2023)

Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois Chicago (13 January 2023)

Call for Applications: Emile Noël Fellowship Program, New York University School of Law (Deadline 15 January 2023)

Call for Applications: Global Fellows Program, New York University School of Law (Deadline 15 January 2023)

Two Doctoral Scholarship Holders in the field of Law, Sustainable Development and Global Justice, Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp (22 January 2023)

Open Call for Applications – Mobility Program in Human Rights, The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), Finland (Deadline 31 January 2023)

Call for Applications: Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program, New York University School of Law (15 February 2023)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law/Clinical Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, the University of California (Final review date: 28 February 2023)

LDRn Member Publications

Somadina Ibe-Ojiludu, Is the Common Law Human Rights System Still Relevant with the Coming into effect of the Fundamental Rights Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999?, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence (NAUJILJ), 1 October 2022 

Klaus D. Beiter, et al., Copyright Reform in South Africa: Two Joint Academic Opinions on the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B 2017], Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 4 November 2022

Klaus D. Beiter, Why neoliberal ideology, privatisation, and other challenges make a reframing of the right to education in international law necessary, The International Journal of Human Rights, 26 September 2022

Klaus D. Beiter, SDG 4: Quality Education. In: R. Michaels, V. Ruiz Abou-Nigm & H. Van Loon (Eds.), The Private Side of Transforming Our World: UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law, Intersentia & Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg, September 2021

Klaus D. Beiter, Strong Intellectual Property Protection, Weak Competition Rules: Or the Other Way Around to Accelerate Technology Transfer to the Global South? Ten Considerations for a “Prodevelopment” IP-Related Competition Law, Policy Brief (South Centre), September 2021

Klaus D. Beiter, Translation Rights and Exceptions under Berne, Ius Cogens, and Linguistic Genocide, GRUR International, August 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!

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines for Opportunities, Calls for Papers & Events (November 2022)

Calls for abstracts / papers / expressions of interest

The IEL Collective Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme, International Economic Law (IEL) (Deadline to fill out expression of interest form: 4 December 2022)

Symposium: Colonisation in, of and through Business & Human Rights, University of Tilburg & Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the Netherlands Network of Human Rights (NNHRR) (Deadline for abstracts: 10 December 2022)

South Asian University Conference on International Law and the SAARC Region in Times of Crisis,South Asian University (Deadline for abstracts: 12 December 2022)

Call for Papers: European Yearbook on Human Rights (Deadline for abstracts: 18 December 2022)

Call for Papers: Dystopian Visions of the Law – 8th General Conference, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Deadline for proposals: 20 December 2022)

Call for Papers: 7th Conference of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association, The Human Rights and Business Institute of the University of Monterrey and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association (20 December 2022)

The European Court of Human Rights Facing Populism and Authoritarianism: Time for System Change?, PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Role of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo (Deadline for abstracts: 26 December 2022)

University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference, The University of Michigan Law School (Deadline to apply: 9 January 2023)

Call for Papers: International Workshop Developing Robust and Sustainable Ocean Regimes for Uncertain Futures, Yong Pung How School of Law – Singapore Management University (Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2023)

Human Rights Essay Award – Topic 2023: Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023)

Reparations in International Law: A Critical Reflection, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law Volume 53 (2022), Asser Institute – Centre for International & European Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023)

Call for Papers: Hague Yearbook of International Law, The Hague Yearbook of International Law (Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2023)

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Assistant/Associate Professor – Global Studies, School of Politics and Global Studies –Arizona State University (7 December 2022)

Assistant professor – Law and Society, University of Toronto, Canada (10 December 2022)

Associate Professor, Criminology, Law and Society, the University of California, Irvine (Next review date: 15 December 2022)

Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, Kennesaw State University (19 December 2022)

Assistant Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University (5 January 2023)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law/Clinical Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, the University of California (Final review date: 28 February 2023)

Events

40th anniversary of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Conference, The Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association (30 November – 1 December 2022)

International Order & Justice Lecture Series, The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) and the Free University Brussels

The Practice of Interpretation in International Law, The TRICI-Law project and the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the University of Groningen (1-2 December 2022)

Justice for Atrocities: Dialogues and Encounters between Latin America and Europe, Westminster Law School (United Kingdom) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) (6-7 December 2022)

4th Annual Stockton Center Law of Armed Conflict Conference – Russia-Ukraine: Full-Spectrum Conflict and International Law, Stockton Center for International Law (13-15 December 2022)

The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World, Anu Bradford Discussion, University of York Faculty of Law and the Globalization and Law Network (GLAW-Net) at Maastricht University (15 December 2022)

CCCL Lecture Series: China and the Turn to the National Histories of International Law, Prof. Ingacio de La Rasilla, Wuhan University (16 December 2022)

Oceans, Justice & Human Rights Conference, 3 – 5 November 2022 (hybrid), LDRN / NMU Public Law / Warwick Law School / SARChI Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa / SA International Maritime Institute / Coastal and Marine Research Institute

On 3 – 5 November, LDRN partner institutions Nelson Mandela University Department of Public Law and Warwick University School of Law will host the Oceans, Justice and Human Rights Conference in a hybrid format – in conjunction with LDRN, as well as the SARChI Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa, the South African International Maritime Institute and the Coastal and Marine Research Institute. The physical event will take place at the NMU Ocean Sciences Campus in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

The conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions about the relationship between the oceans, justice and human rights, and will cover a wide range of issues related to ocean governance, including sustainability, development, climate change, the human rights of people living in close proximity to the ocean and impacted upon by environmental violations, and climate and environmental justice.

Keynote addresses

Prof. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment (3 November)

Prof Erik Franckx, Chair of the International and European Law Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (4 November)

The conference will otherwise be comprised of  90-minute sessions combining presentations and panel discussions on 3 – 4 November, followed by a stakeholder/community engagement session on Saturday 5 November.

We hope many members of the LDRN community will be able to join us for this exciting event, whether in person or online!

Further programme details

To join online via Zoom:

3 November

4 November

5 November

Meeting ID: 449 307 2424

Passcode: Justice

 

LDRN partner University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group launches resource page on the duty to cooperate in international law

In light of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development (EMRTD)’s ongoing study on the duty to cooperate in international law, the University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group – an LDRN partner institution – has launched a resource page which highlights key documents and recent research on this theme. Prof. Dr. Koen De Feyter, spokesperson of the University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group and a member of the LDRN steering committee, is one of the five independent experts elected to the EMRTD by the UN Human Rights Council.

Visit the resource page on the duty to cooperate in international law.

Besides links to relevant official documents (including of the EMRTD) and open-access academic publications, the site also includes the following new material and resources on the duty to cooperate in international law:

        • Case studies on the duty to cooperate in the context of foreign investment in mining in Peru (Victor Saco, Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) and in agriculture in Ethiopia (Tefera Addis, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group).
        • Bibliographies on the duty to cooperate (Deborah Casalin & Giulia Contes, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group).

The site also includes a link where readers can send their suggestions for further resources to include or highlight.

Visit the resource page on the duty to cooperate in international law.

The University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group thanks student assistant Giulia.

Upcoming Deadlines for Opportunities, Calls for Papers & Events

Calls for abstracts / papers / expressions of interest

International Law in Times of Crisis, International Law Blog (Deadline for abstracts: 30 October 2022)

7th Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration 2022, Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law & Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, National Law University, Jodhpur (essay deadline: 30 October 2022)

Making International Law Relevant – Promises and Challenges for India, The Jindal Forum for International and Economic Laws (Deadline for abstracts: 12 November 2022)

Second Doctoral Seminar in the fields of International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, The International Siracusa International Institute (Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2022)

Legitimate International Authority and Institutional Diversity Workshop, Maynooth University in association with PluriCourts University of Oslo and University of Graz Institute of Philosophy (Deadline for abstracts: 25 November 2022)

Yearbook of International Disaster Law Issue No.5 (2022) (Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2022)

The IEL Collective Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme, International Economic Law (IEL) (Deadline to fill out expression of interest form: 4 December 2022)

The European Court of Human Rights Facing Populism and Authoritarianism: Time for System Change?, PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Role of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo (Deadline for abstracts: 26 December 2022)

Human Rights Essay Award – Topic 2023: Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023)

Reparations in International Law: A Critical Reflection, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law Volume 53 (2022), Asser Institute – Centre for International & European Law (Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023)

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Assistant Professor Positions in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University (Review begins 1 November 2022)

Applications for Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley (18 November 2022)

Assistant professor – Law and Society, University of Toronto, Canada (10 December 2022)

Associate Professor, Criminology, Law and Society, the University of California, Irvine (Next review date: 15 December 2022)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law/Clinical Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, the University of California (Final review date: 28 February 2023)