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office-594132_1280Write On! Call for Papers on Human Rights Protection, Human Rights Public Policies, Democracy and Governance
Source: IntLaw Grrls 
The International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies has issued a Call for Papers on various topics including Human Rights Protection, Human Rights Public Policies, Democracy and Governance.

IJHRCS initiates and fosters academic dialogue concerning the modern subjects of constitutional law and human rights protection from a global perspective. It provides novel and original material in the fields of current economic and political crises, globalised democratic governance, human rights public policies, the theory and philosophy of rights, comparative constitutional law and the methodology of law. The journal welcomes the submissions of every law researcher and would like to encourage young law researchers especially to submit their recent works on the following topics:

  • International constitutional law
  • International human rights protection
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Constitutional theory and policy
  • Theory of rights
  • Philosophy of rights
  • Globalisation and governance
  • Constitutional rights, constitutional freedoms
  • Methodology of law
  • Constitutional politics
  • EU constitutionalisation
  • Migration and multiculturalism
  • Democratic deficit theory
  • Political parties and electionsDigital participation, e-democracy, e-governance

Information on the IJHRCS as well as guidelines for authors and submissions can be found at:
For information and questions, contact Chief Editor Dr. Christina Akrivopoulou at

commerce-acts-books-477966-mColloquium: Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective
Source: International Law Reporter 
On September 17-18, 2015, the DIRPOLIS Institute at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna will host a colloquium on “Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective.” The program is here.

books-441866_1280Call for Papers: Settlement of Tax Disputes under International Law (Junior Scholars) 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg has issued a call for papers for junior scholars for a roundtable at a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law. Here’s the call:
On 12-13 November 2015, the Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg, with the support of the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, will be holding a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law, with the aim of analysing taxation issues through the lens of international law and its dispute settlement procedures, and bringing together international lawyers and tax lawyers to do so. Confirmed speakers already include Prof. Mads Andenas (University of Oslo), Prof. Ilias Bantekas (Brunel University), Dr N. Jansen Calamita (BIICL), Dr Abba Kolo (CEPMLP Dundee), Dr Sébastien Manciaux (Université de Bourgogne), Dr Luca Pantaleo (TMC Asser Instituut), Prof. Alexander Rust (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Epaminontas Triantafilou (Quinn Emanuel).
Part of the conference will be a roundtable discussion for junior scholars; giving them an opportunity to present their research on issues covered by the conference and to receive feedback from the conference speakers. Those selected will receive a bursary to fund their travel and accommodation expenses, and may also have the opportunity to contribute to the conference proceedings, which will be published. We are now calling for applications to present a paper at the roundtable, and invite junior scholars (PhD candidates, post-docs and fellows) with research interests in the field to apply by submitting an abstract (not exceeding 800 words) of their proposed paper, together with a copy of their CV, to Prof. Matthew Happold ( The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2015.

IMG_0736Call for Applications: Workshop on the European Court of Human Rights for Doctoral Students 

Source: International Law Reporter 
The University of Tampere Public Law Research Group has issued a call for applications for a workshop on the European Court of Human Rights for doctoral students. The deadline is September 11, 2015. The call is here.

file0001011985902Job Opening: Albany (SUNY) (Assistant/Associate Professor) 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany (SUNY) is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in the management of international organizations (IOs) and/or international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) to teach in a new professional international affairs Master’s degree program. The advertisement is here.

IMG_0649Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016
Source: Council of Europe 
Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements by a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation. The prize consisting of 10 000 € will be awarded at a ceremony to be held at the Council of Europe on 17 January – the date of Raoul Wallenberg’s arrest in Budapest in 1945.
The Secretary General launches the call for nominations for the Prize by sending a letter to the Ministers’ Deputies. The Jury consists of seven independent persons with recognised moral standing in the field of human rights and humanitarian work, appointed by: the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the municipality of Budapest, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Raoul Wallenberg family.
The deadline for submission of candidates for the “Raoul Wallenberg” prize 2016 is set for 30 September 2015.
The Secretary General encourages Delegates to disseminate this information concerning the “Raoul Wallenberg” Prize 2016 in their respective countries.
Application form
See also:
“Raoul Wallenberg Prize” file



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