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Announcements: CfA International Humanitarian Law Competition & Summer School; Chatham House Countermeasures in Cyberspace; Summer School in EU Extern

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1. Call for Applications: 4th Kırımlı Dr. Aziz Bey International Humanitarian Law Competition & Advanced Summer School. This summer school and competition will take place between 9 – 14 September 2024 in Heybeliada, İstanbul, Türkiye. The Competition & the Advanced Summer School are organized by the Istanbul Center for International Law (ICIL) and Türk Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent), with the contribution of the ICRC. The competition’s main theme for this edition will be the law of occupation. The early bird application deadline is 30 June 2024. The admissions are on a rolling basis. The registration fee covers food and accommodation. For further information, visit the website or contact the team via e-mail (azizbeyihl {at} icil.org(.)tr).

2. Chatham House Countermeasures in Cyberspace. With malicious cyber operations increasingly launched from one country to another, states are looking for effective ways to respond consistently with international law. International law also allows states to take ‘countermeasures’ in response to wrongful acts in cyberspace and beyond. This discussion will explore the application of the international law on countermeasures in the cyber context, and its implications for response options to malicious cyber operations. It will also launch a research paper on ‘Countermeasures in cyberspace’ by Chatham House’s International Law Programme. This event will be hosted on 23 May 2024 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm UK time at Chatham House and online. To register attendance, register online or email [email protected].

3. Summer School in EU External Relations Law. CLEER and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut are hosting their 9th summer school in EU External Relations Law, from 24 – 26 June 2024 at the campus of VUB University in Brussels. The programme will comprise interactive lectures delivered by academic experts and discussion led by experienced practitioners. Find more information here.

4. Call for Papers: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict. The Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict is welcoming articles for its second issue of 2024. This issue focuses on “Businesses in International Humanitarian Law”. Articles focusing on other topics are equally welcome. Contributions can be in English or German and should be approx. 6,000 words (including footnotes). Submissions, including a brief abstract and statement of affiliation should be sent by 15 July 2024 to the Managing Editor of the JILPAC via e-mail: [email protected]. See the full Call for Papers here and the instructions for contributors here.

5. The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Recent developments at the ICJ Event. On 15 May 2024; 14:30 – 18:00 (BST), the University of Nottingham’s Human Rights Law Centre will be hosting an event exploring recent developments at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict. During this event, convened over two panels, international legal scholars and human rights lawyers will address: (1) the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem; (2) the South Africa v. Israel case before the ICJ; and (3) Nicaragua v. Germany. They will discuss what we might expect from the ICJ, and other international and domestic courts, going forward. The event will be held in person, and streamed online. Full details and free registration available here.

6. Call for Papers: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 27 (2024). The theme of this year’s Call for Papers is “International Humanitarian Law Under Pressure”. Interested authors should send an abstract of a maximum of 500 words to the Managing Editor of the Yearbook, James Patrick Sexton (J.Sexton {at} asser(.)nl), by 19 June 2024. More information can be found here.

7. The Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in partnership with the Ukrainian Embassy in The Hague, is hosting the lecture “The Register of Damage for Ukraine: Towards reparation for victims?” at 19:00 CET on 29 May 2024 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Register here.

8. Through Challenges and Disruptions: Evolution of the Lex Olympica Conference. On 20 September 2024, the Inland Norway University will organise a workshop, ‘Through Challenges and Disruptions: Evolution of the Lex Olympica’ in Lillehammer. The workshop aims to gather scholars and practitioners interested in reflecting on how the lex olympica developed within the last 128 years through the prism of challenges and disruptions to the Olympic Games and the sharp and incremental changes they provoked. Large analytical overviews, as well as specific case studies, are both welcomed. Workshop is open to lawyers (public international law, sports law, comparative law, transnational law, etc.), legal historians and historians. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 June 2024. Contact person is Yuliya Chernykh, yuliya.chernykh {at} inn(.)no. Further details are available here.

9. Global Conference on AI and Human Rights. This event aims to place the debate on artificial intelligence and its interrelation with different questions of international human rights law into context, especially given the recent developments at the European and global level in the light of the discussions and adoption of draft legal acts on artificial intelligence within the European Union and the Council of Europe. This event shall convene around 300 guests, including professors, researchers from various universities, representatives of international organisations and the European Union, the diplomatic corps, ministry staff, representatives of NGOs, practitioners and students. The event is organized under the patronage of UNESCO. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 13 – 14 June 2024. The official program is accessible here, with the registration form already open here (registrations close on 6 June). For more information, see here or reach out to the organizers, who will assist you with any questions you may have.​
 
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