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IMG_0900Write On! Call for papers: ‘The Rule of Law in addressing Violence against Children: Success or Failure?’ (deadline 15 March)
Source: IntLaw Grrls
A38 Online Law Journal and A CONTRARIO will be hosting a joint online legal symposium in April 2015 titled “The Rule of Law in addressing Violence against Children: Success or Failure?”
Violence against children has become an unfortunate trend worldwide. Despite the growth of international instruments, national laws, and political pledges to protect children from harm, violence towards children continues to increase. Recent examples include attacks by the Boko Haram against children, gun violence in schools, institutional child sex abuse, and the continued use of child soldiers in conflicts. Given the severity of these kinds of situations, has the rule of law succeeded or failed in protecting children against violence? Is there a necessity for more legal regimes to protect children from violence or are the current laws enough? Are there examples of successful legal regimes in protecting children from violence?


Inspired by the recent people’s movement in the United Kingdom to end the impunity of perpetrators of child sex abuse, this online symposium seeks law articles which address these questions through the lens of either national or international law. The symposium also seeks to increase relevant and practical legal discourse on this important issue with a global audience.
Submission Details:
Authors are to submit a short bio and their articles by March 15, 2015.
Articles which are 1,500 words (including footnotes) or less should be submitted to A CONTRARIO ICL at acontrarioicl@gmail.com with subject line “Symposium.” (http://acontrarioicl.com)
Articles which are 3,000 -10,000 words (including footnotes) should be submitted to A38 Online Law Journal at submissions@athirtyeight.com with subject line “Symposium.” (www.athirtyeight.com)

9643A99C-48A8-41E0-AB29-70BA878E574AWrite On! Call for Papers: Palestine Yearbook of International Law (deadline 15 February)
Source: IntLaw Grrls
The Palestine Yearbook of International Law is now inviting submissions of scholarly articles for publication for its next volume, XVIII (2015). Unlike recent years, this upcoming volume will not be based on a specific theme. Therefore, the editors encourage the submission of scholarly pieces of relevance to public international law and Palestine. The Yearbook is edited at Birzeit University’s Institute of Law (Birzeit, Palestine), and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, The Netherlands). The Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook is Mr. Ardi Imseis.
At this stage, the Institute of Law will be accepting abstracts for review. Abstracts should include a working title, with a preliminary outline of the author’s legal arguments, along with a CV.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:
• Comparative legal analyses of human rights and freedom struggles of relevance to Palestine (e.g. East Timor, Northern Ireland, South Africa, United States, etc.);
• Non-State actors, national liberation movements and international law;
• Contemporary developments and gaps in the international humanitarian and human rights law framework;
• The role and utility of continuing to use the United Nations (the General Assembly, Security Council, International Court of Justice, etc.) in advancing the cause of peace, justice and freedom in Palestine;
• The statehood of Palestine and its implications in law and policy, both in the region and beyond;
• The responsibility of States (including third States) international organizations, corporations and/or individuals in international law;
• The continued relevance of the Oslo Accords under international law, and in light of Palestine’s accession to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties;
• The Gaza Strip and international law;
• Litigating the Palestine issue, at the domestic and international levels;
• Apartheid and colonialism in international law;
• Natural resources in international law;
• Self-determination of peoples in international law;
• Humanitarian intervention;
• The Syria crisis in international law (international refugee law, international humanitarian law, etc…);
• Palestine’s accessions to international treaties and the possibility of future accessions and the joining of international organizations.
Important dates and contact information:
Prospective authors should express interest by e-mailing the Assistant Editor of the Yearbook, Ms. Reem Al-Botmeh and sending an abstract of the suggested paper as indicated above, along with the prospective author’s CV.
The abstract of under 750 words should be submitted by 15 February 2015.
Notification of decisions will be provided 1 March 2015.
Contact Information:
For more information, please contact Ms. Reem Al-Botmeh, the Assistant Editor of the Yearbook, at rbotmeh@gmail.com or alternatively, you may communicate directly with Mr. Ardi Imseis at ai295@cam.ac.uk.

23b632c4_l_2Call for papers: Transnational Law and Social Justice

Source: International Law Reporter

The Transnational Law & Social Justice project has issued a call for papers a conference to take place June 26-27, 2015, at the LSE. Here’s the call:
CfP: TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
International Conference, LSE, June 26-27 2015
The Transnational Law & Social Justice project seeks to study how transnational law shapes, facilitates and challenges economic, political and cultural exclusion in a fragmented legal and political landscape. Our aim is to bring together lawyers and non-lawyers, early career scholars and PhD researchers whose work examines pervasive inequalities in the transnational context.
Our first event, hosted by the London School of Economics on June 26/27 2015, will feature roundtable discussions and thematic panels exploring the methodological challenges raised by the study of transnational law and its distributional effects.
The event will focus more specifically on the normative dimensions of family, marketplace and workplace regulations. In choosing these three themes our aim is to examine the effects of transnational law on individuals’ everyday life while also analyzing themes that are often neglected in the global or transnational governance debates because labelled as ‘private’.
Speakers include Graínne de Búrca (NYU School of Law), Priya S. Gupta (Southwestern Law School), Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School), Aukje van Hoek (Amsterdam Law School) and Peer Zumbansen (KCL).
You can find more information on the event including the full call for papers here.

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