Recent LDRn member publications / publications of interest

Symposium
 
Richard Abel and David Trubek (eds), The Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization: From the Cold War to Comparative Legal Sociology and Critical Legal Studies, Revista de Estudos Institucionais / Journal of Institutional Studies (2021), Vol. 7, No. 2 
 
Member publications
 
Kinnari Bhatt & Gamze Erdem Türkelli, OECD National Contact Points as Sites of Effective Remedy: New Expressions of the Role and Rule of Law within Market Globalization?, Business and Human Rights Journal , FirstView, 26 July 2021, pp. 1 – 26
 
 
Daniel Bradlow & Kevin P. Gallagher, Opinion: Making $650B in SDRs work for lower-income countriesDevex, 17 August 2021
 
Stéphanie de Moerloose, Indigenous Peoples’ Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)and the World Bank Safeguards: Between Norm Emergence and Concept Appropriation, VRÜ Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, Vol. 53, Issue 3 (2021), 223 – 244 (related blog post at IACL-AIDC)
 
Siddharth Peter de Souza and Thomas Dollmaier, The teaching of Law and Development: towards inclusiveness and reflexivity across time zonesInternational Journal of Law in Context, online 19 August 2021
 
Gamze Erdem Türkelli, “Children’s rights when financing development through multilateral development banks:  mapping the field and looking forward”, International Journal of Children’s Rights (2021) 29(1): 199-238.
 
Rachel Hammonds, Protecting the right to health through inclusive and resilient health care for all, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 2021
 
Giedre Jokubauskaite & David Rossati, A tragedy of juridification in international development finance“. Canadian Journal of Development Studies = Revue canadienne d’études du développement, 2021 
 
Arpitha Kodiveri, Our land is banked: forest rights, consent and the invention of a legal exception as land banks, The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 25, Issue 7 (2021) 1148 – 1167
 
 
Olivia Lwabukuna, The Responsibility to Protect IDPs: African and Kenyan Encounters, European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, 8 September 2021.
 
Aleydis Nissen, ‘Business and human rights: the role of European Union member states in developing accountability mechanisms for corporations from developing and emerging states’ (PhD dissertation) -awarded the Andrés Bello Prize (Institut de Droit International)
 
Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr., Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia, University of Michigan Press, 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!

*UPDATED* Upcoming academic opportunities: September and later deadlines

Calls for Papers

Law & Development Research Network (LDRn) Annual Conference – Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development |  hosted online by Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law, South Africa, 24 – 26 November 2021 (abstract deadline: 15 September 2021)

Sanctions and Africa: an International Law and Politics Conference | Coventry University, The Graduate Institute Geneva & University of Pretoria | Coventry University London Campus & online, 9-10 December 2021 (abstract deadline: 15 September 2021)

Call for book chapters: Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repair, City University of New York (proposal deadline: 30 September 2021)

*NEW* Call for papers: Gendered Constitutionalism in the Global South, World Comparative Law / Verfassung und Recht in Übersee (abstract deadline: 30 October 2021)

*NEW* Call for submissions: Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age, Queen Mary Law Journal (submission deadline: 20 November 2021)

*NEW* Call for book chapters: Children’s Rights Under Siege: Dignity in the Era of Global Interdependence (abstract deadline: 15 December 2021)

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Assistant Professor of Law – Business Law, University of Oregon, USA (deadline: 1 September 2021)

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Position – Labor and Employment Law, Cornell University, USA (deadline: 1 September 2021)

SUSTJUSTICE postgraduate programme on Sustainable Development and Global Justice | University of Antwerp Law Faculty – Law & Development Research Group (*NEW* scholarship deadline: 19 September 2021 / application deadline: 30 November 2021)

Research Assistant – Climate Change Laws of the World, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (deadline: 6 September 2021)

Senior Researcher – Legal Tools Team, International Institute for Environment and Development, London / Edinburgh / sub-Saharan Africa (deadline: 12 September 2021)

Doctoral position – Global Health Law, Lund University Law Faculty, Sweden (deadline: 12 September 2021)

*NEW* Postdoctoral fellowship – Economic and Political Consequences of Sovereign Default, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy (deadline: 28 September 2021)

*NEW* Postdoc positions – Law & sustainability (SDG 16), University of Southern Denmark (deadline: 30  September 2021)

*NEW* Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Rhode Island, USA (deadline: 1 October 2021)

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 October 2021)

*NEW* International Climate Protection Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (deadline: 1 February 2022)

(Assistant) Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine, USA (rolling – next review 30 June 2022)

(Assistant) Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine, USA (rolling – next review 30 June 2022)

 

Call for papers: Sanctions and Africa: an International Law and Politics Conference | Coventry University, The Graduate Institute Geneva, and University of Pretoria | Coventry University London Campus & online, 9-10 December 2021 (abstract deadline: 15 September 2021)

The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity of Coventry University, together with The Graduate Institute Geneva and University of Pretoria, welcome submissions to an international law and politics conference on sanctions and Africa. The conference will take place online and at the Coventry University London Campus on 9-10 December 2021.

The aim of the conference is to investigate and reimagine Africa as an active voice and perspective in the global legal and political discourse on sanctions. Contributions will help develop a systematic understanding of the ways in which African actors (states and non-state) seek to shape, challenge, and advance the knowledge, rules and practice on sanctions.

The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2021.

See here for the full call for papers and further information.

 

*EXTENDED deadline*: SUSTJUSTICE postgraduate programme on Sustainable Development and Global Justice | University of Antwerp Law Faculty – Law & Development Research Group (NEW scholarship deadline: 19 September 2021 / application deadline: 30 November 2021)

*UPDATE* The scholarship deadline has been extended to 19 September!
 
The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp Law Faculty – an LDRN partner institution – is pleased to announce the call for applications for the sixth edition of its innovative postgraduate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 7th February to 29th April 2022.  
 
SUSTJUSTICE welcomes applications from lawyers, scholars, and practitioners of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from the Global South. Participants will join an intensive and comprehensive teaching programme rooted in the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. SUSTJUSTICE is generously supported by the Belgian development cooperation (VLIR-UOS) which allows the programme to offer scholarships for 12 participants from the Global South.
 
Deadlines:  19th September 2021 (for scholarship applicants – extended!)
                     30th November 2021 (for self-funded applicants)
 
Please consult the SUSTJUSTICE call for applications for further information. You may also visit the SUSTJUSTICE website or write to sustjustice [at] uantwerpen (dot) be
 
 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for papers: LDRN 5th annual conference – “Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development” | Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law, South Africa (hosted online) | 24 – 26 November 2021

UPDATE: The call for papers deadline has been extended to 22 September – there is still time to send in your abstracts and panel proposals!

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LDRN’s 5th annual conference – “Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development” – will be hosted online by the Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law, South Africa, on 24 – 26 November 2021.

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Download the call for papers here

The conference will be organized along two tracks:

  • A general track on the conceptual challenges in law and development scholarship, considering how law and development can respond to global challenges to ensure the field’s continuing viability and relevance.
  • A thematic track with seven sub-streams:  (1) governance, human rights, and the rule of law ; (2) global health and access to health care services; (3) environment, sustainable development and climate change; (4) the law of the sea and development; (5) land; (6) human mobility and social protection; (7) international economic law and development finance.

The deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is 15 September, and selection decisions will be communicated by 15 October.

Further information will be made available on the conference website as from mid-August. In the meantime, further questions can be addressed to the organizers at LDRNConference [at] mandela (dot) ac (dot) za

We look forward to seeing you there!

PhD scholarship – socio-economic human rights and equality, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group, Belgium (deadline: 9 August 2021)

The Law and Development Research Group in the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of human rights law.

Deadline: 9 August 2021

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of socio-economic human rights and equality. Human rights law may make a distinctive contribution to socio-economic distribution. Yet, it has thus far not shown as much interest in socio-economic inequality as in status inequality, and may also not be optimally equipped to tackle equality in socio-economic distribution. This project seeks to future-proof human rights law by making it more (pre-)distributive by design. In particular, it will focus on strengthening the equality principle in human rights law in order to address socio-economic inequality within countries.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Law and Development Research Group and the Faculty of Law.

Find out more and apply here!

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: June and later deadlines [UPDATED]

Calls for papers

The Future of Human Rights: 40th Anniversary Special Issue, Nordic Journal of Human Rights (abstract deadline: 25 June 2021)

Special Issue on Data, Law and Decolonization, Technology & Regulation journal (abstract deadline: 15 August 2021)

Vacancies / scholarships / fellowships

5 PhD scholarships – Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy (deadline: 3 June 2021)

Assistant Professor in Anti-Black Racism and Resistance, Sociology Department, UC Santa Barbara, USA (deadline: 28 June 2021)

Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic, University of California – Irvine School of Law, USA (deadline: 21 July 2021)

PhD Scholarship ERC Grant CURIAE VIRIDES – Sustainable development law and access to justice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline: 28 July 2021)

Two Postdoctoral Scholars – Information and Security, University of Calgary, Canada (deadline: 30 July 2021)

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Position – Labor and Employment Law, Cornell University, USA (deadline: 1 September 2021)

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 October 2021)

 

Online events

The relevance of perspectives from the global South for human rights law research – closing seminar with Prof. Thomas Spijkerboer, International Francqui Professor Chair / University of Ghent, 1 June 2021

Cooperation or Externalisation: online debate on the impact of the EU migration policy on countries in Africa, University of Ghent / 11.11.11, 4 June 2021

Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: The Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada / Liu Network for Africa, 21 – 24 June 2021

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: May and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

3 PhD positions – Legal connectivities and colonial cultures in Africa | Max Planck Institute for Legal History & Legal Theory, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (deadline: 1 May 2021)

2022/3 German Chancellor Fellowship – BRICS + US citizens | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / chosen host institution in Germany (deadline: 15 October 2021)

Calls for papers

Revista Derecho del Estado No. 54 – El reconocimiento de la naturaleza como sujeto de derechos / Rights of nature | Universidad Externado de Colombia (deadline: 31 August 2021 – ES / EN / PT / FR)

Online events

Protecting the Amazon Region: Governance Gaps | Brussels School of Governance VUB | 4 May 2021

International Law and Distribution – Sustainable Development, Security, and the Governance of Resources | Glasginburgh 2021 Conference | 13 – 14 May 2021

Watch: highlights of the Encyclopedia of Law & Development festive launch

On 12 March 2021, the Law & Development Research Network (LDRN) and the University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group held a festive online launch for the Encyclopedia of Law and Development, a collaborative creation of editors and authors from across and beyond LDRN.

Watch the highlights below or on the LDRN Youtube channel!

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: March and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

7 PhD / post-doc positions – Future-proofing human rights: developing thicker forms of accountability | UAntwerp / UGent / UHasselt / VUBrussels, Belgium (various deadlines: 14 March – 11 April 2021)

NIAS Individual Fellowships | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 March 2021)

15 PhD positions – Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals | European Joint Doctorate Consortium ADAPTED, various locations  (deadline: 31 March 2021)

Two DAAD doctoral scholarships – Integrative Research Institute Law & Society | Humboldt University Berlin (deadline: 30 April 2021)

Calls for papers

WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South | United Nations University (online), 6 – 8 September 2021 (abstract deadline: 15 April 2021)

Workshop: The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law | University of Exeter / University of Geneva (format tbc), 11 – 12 November 2021 (abstract deadline: 30 April 2021)

Online events

Greening human rights – the role of ecocentric courts | Curiae Virides – VUBrussels, Belgium (18 March 2021)

Empirical legal research sessions – reflexivity / survey research / indigenous epistemology / focus groups | Leiden Law School, The Netherlands (4 separate sessions: 25 March – 30 September 2021)