Conference: Human Rights Beyond Territory and State

Conference: Human Rights Beyond Territory and State (27 – 29 May 2024), Brussels (BE)

This interdisciplinary conference examines cutting-edge issues regarding the human rights responsibilities of states and other actors (such as corporations, financial institutions, international organisations and other non-state actors) – beyond or independent of states’ territorial boundaries – in the areas of climate change, migration, and natural resource extraction. This conference is organised by a network of expert researchers who have been exploring for many years questions such as “What kind of relationship creates a human rights duty?” Who can have a human rights duty?” and “How are human rights responsibilities divided between actors?”.

This is the closing conference of the scientific research network “Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in Practice” (, aiming on the one hand to share and critically examine the latest answers to these questions, and on the other, to identify the current most relevant conceptual and legal needs on the ground and in practice, in holding states (and others) accountable across borders.    

What to Expect:

Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of participants from academia, civil society and advocacy groups to map the current state-of-the-art but primarily to identify key issues on which we need to work to pave the way forward for human rights accountability beyond territorial boundaries and state-centrism. We envisage a mixed conference, with opening and closing sessions that target a broader and non-specialist audience (also web-streamed), and a closed nuclear conference in between with experts from different backgrounds.

More information is available on the official web-page of the Conference: 

Register for the conference:

We kindly invite individuals from various backgrounds and types of expertise — academia, legal practice, public policy, civil society, advocacy— to join us. Whether you specialise in these areas or have other direct experiences, your perspective is invaluable.

Join us in taking stock and identifying the new steps for Human Rights beyond borders of territory and state.

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In-person registration is due by the 15th of May, 2024.

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

Calls for Abstracts / Papers / Expressions of Interest

Call for Papers: Law & Related Disciplines, LawFoyer International Journal of Doctrinal Legal Research (LIJDLR) (deadline to submit: 5 November 2023)

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Belonging Denied: Citizenship Revocation and Statelessness as Human Rights Deprivation, edited by Salvador Santino F. Regilme, Jr. – Associate Professor of International Relations, Leiden University (deadline to submit abstracts: 15 December 2023)

Call for Papers: Special Issue: The evolving role of international judicial advisory opinions, Guest Editors: Dr. Kathryn Allinson and Beril Sogut, International Community Law Review (deadline to submit abstracts: December 2023)

Call for Blogs, Society for Constitutional Law and Human Rights (on a rolling basis until December 2023)

Vacancies / Fellowships / Scholarships

CERES PhD Programme for 2023-24, Research School for International Development (CERES)

Open Call for Applications: Mobility Program in Human Rights (Sept 2022 – Aug 2024), The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), Finland (Deadline: 7 November 2023)

Call for Applications: post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) 12 Feb – 10 May 2024, the Law and Development Research Group at the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp (Deadline to apply: 23 December 2023)


Workshop on Protest Movements and International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2-3 November 2023)

Conference: Law and Development Post the Pandemic, The Law and Development Institute and the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS) (8-9 December 2023)

SAVE THE DATE! LDRN 7th General Conference at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil – July 2025

LDRN 7th General Conference at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil – July 2025

We are thrilled to announce that the next LDRn General Conference will be hosted by LDRN partner the Faculty of Law at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, in July 2025.

We are grateful to our hosts and look forward to the first LDRN conference in South America.

Further details will follow on our website and on the LDRN Twitter account. In the meantime, we cordially invite you to save the date!