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alejandroescamilla-bookNew Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 47, no. 3, Spring 2015) is out. Contents include:
Symposium: The Human Rights of Migrants: From Treaty to Reality
Susan Gzesh, The Human Rights of Migrants: From Treaty to Reality: Reflections on Hannah Arendt

Daniel Kanstroom & Jessica Chicco, The Forgotten Deported: A Declaration on the Rights of Expelled and Deported Persons
Jayne Huckerby, Same, but Different: Assessing the Interaction of the Migrant Workers’ Rights and Anti-Trafficking Regimes Under International Law.

irish-handsCall for Submissions: International Arbitration involving Commercial and Investment Disputes in Africa
Source: International Law Reporter 
Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for a TDM special issue on “International Arbitration involving Commercial and Investment Disputes in Africa.” Here’s the call:
TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Int’l Arbitration involving Commercial and Investment Disputes in Africa
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM special issue on international arbitration involving commercial and investment disputes in Africa.
Africa’s accelerating economic development is attracting a substantial increase in cross-border commerce, trade, and investment on the continent, and disputes arising from this increased economic activity are inevitably bound to follow. International arbitration will be the preferred method for resolving many of these disputes. Indeed, the growing focus on international arbitration to resolve commercial and investment disputes relating to Africa is reflected, among other ways, in the fact that the International Council on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) will be holding its 22nd Congress for the first time in Africa in May 2016 in Mauritius.
To a great extent, the issues that arise in international arbitration in or relating to Africa will be no different than those that arise in arbitrations around the globe. Converging international arbitration procedures and the predictability and stability afforded by the New York Convention and Washington Convention help to ensure that this is the case. Yet party autonomy remains a core value of the international arbitral system, and, as such, regional approaches and local culture will continue to shape African-related arbitrations to a degree, just as they do elsewhere. Africa’s rapid development is also likely to play a role in shaping international arbitration in this region.
This special issue will explore topics of particular interest and relevance to international arbitration in light of Africa’s unique and evolving situation. The issue will focus on sub-Saharan Africa and will address issues pertaining to both commercial and investment arbitration. It will also likely explore alternative methods for resolving disputes, including litigation, mediation, and local dispute-resolution mechanisms.
Possible topics for submission to the special issue might include:
The proliferation of international arbitral institutions in Africa and what the future holds for institutional arbitration on the African continent;
The attitudes of African states and state-owned enterprises towards international commercial arbitration;
Salient issues in the OHADA international arbitration framework;
The influence of China and other Asian countries on international arbitration in Africa;
Issues in enforcing arbitral awards in African states;
Evolving attitudes in Africa towards bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and the extent to which BITs are (or are not) helping African states attract foreign direct investment;
South Africa’s draft investment law and other notable country-specific developments in Africa;
Cultural issues impacting international arbitration in Africa;
Empirical studies relating to international arbitration in Africa;
Capacity building for arbitrators, judges, and practitioners in the region; and
Alternative methods of resolving cross-border commercial and investment disputes in Africa.
We invite all those with an interest in the subject to contribute articles or notes on one of the above topics or any other relevant issue.
This special issue will be edited by Thomas R. Snider (Greenberg Traurig LLP), Professor Won Kidane (Seattle University Law School and the Addis Transnational Law Group), and Perry S. Bechky (International Trade & Investment Law PLLC).
Please address all questions and proposals to the editors, contact details here, CC when you do.
Feel free to circulate this call for papers to friends, colleagues, and others who may have an interest in the topic.
Publication is expected in July-August 2016. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by January 31st, 2016.

IMG_0787Call for Papers: Nirma University’s Online Journal of Int’l Humanitarian & Human Rights Law: Submit by Dec 20
Source: Lawctopus 

The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, a research centre at Institute of Law, Nirma University is pleased to announce the launch of the first online “Journal of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law”.
International Humanitarian law deals with multi-disciplinary issues and with the aim to achieve its objectives, the Centre strives to provide a platform to academicians, practitioners, researchers, students and other stakeholders in the field to deliberate and generate a cross current of ideas on emerging matters and provide solutions to pertinent issues on this multifarious branch of law.
The “Journal of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law” is a bi-annual, peer reviewed online journal.
1. The applicability and ramifications for International humanitarian law in Syria and Iraq
2. Human rights violations in the Conflict in Iraq and Syria
3. Targeting cultural property as a specific method of warfare (for e.g. by IS in Syria and Iraq and by jihadist groups in Mali)
4. The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation: Interaction between State sovereignty, self-determination and IHL, in particular the rules on occupation.
5. Situation of Human Rights in Yemen
6. Syrian Crisis and European Refugee Crisis
7. Challenges in enforcement and accountability for violation of IHL and HR in South Asian Countries

For the First edition, genuine, original and unpublished submissions are invited under the following heads
1. Articles (5,000 – 7,000 words): The article must contain a comprehensive study of the existing law, indicating the lacunae therein, and an attempt to suggest possible changes to the lacunae.
2. Essays (3,000 – 5,000 words): The essay must be considerably more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization and deal with a specific issue with arguments for or/and against the existing scenario.
3. Case Comments/analysis (2,000 – 4,000 words): Case comments must contain an in-depth analysis of any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement or any recent legislation or bill before the Parliament or State Legislature relating to the above themes, with a discussion on the views expressed and the opinions of the author. (Kindly note that the word limits are exclusive of footnotes)
The soft copy of the contribution, as attachments in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), must be sent with the subject of the mail “Submission”.
20th December, 2015

Submission Guidelines
1. General format: Manuscripts should be in pt. 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 Line Spacing. The footnotes should be in pt. 10, Times New Roman, Single Line Spacing.
2. Citation Format: The citation should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.)
3. Abstract: Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 wordsdescribing the relevant conclusions drawn in the manuscript.
4. Cover Letter: A separate cover letter with biographical information of the authors must also be attached including the following details: Name, E mail address, university affiliation, contact details, title and theme of the submission.
5. Co-authorship: The maximum number of authors for Articles and Essays is two while for case comments/Analysis is one.
6. Contributions Evaluation / Review Process: The contributions submitted must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The contributions shall be evaluated on the basis of originality, innovativeness, conceptual clarity and technical correctness. Authors shall solely be responsible for the accuracy of statements in the article.
Any unacknowledged reference in the contribution shall amount to plagiarism and would lead to outright rejection.
Also, the contributions presented to and accepted for publication therein shall be the intellectual property of the Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Institute of Law, Nirma University.
Indemnification: Authors submitting their manuscripts warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright, infringement of proprietary right, invasion of privacy, or libel and will indemnify, defend, and hold the Journal or sponsor(s) harmless from any damages, expenses, and costs against any breach of such warranty.
The journal shall be published with ISSN No. and a soft copy of the journal as well as a certificate of publication shall be given to each selected author.
For further details, contact:
Ayushi Kalyan, Student Chairperson, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Ph- +91 8511318047

books-441866_1280Call for Papers: NLSIU’s Socio-Legal Review (SLR): Submit by Feb 1 october 21, 2015 
Source: Lawoctopus 
The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
SLR aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society.
The Journal thus features guest articles by eminent scholars as well as student essays, providing an interface for the two communities to interact. From 2012, SLR has become a biannual publication from an annual publication.
SLR has been listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and has been uploaded on Westlaw and HeinOnline. It was supported by the Modern Law Review for three years since its inception.
Theme for this issue
Ecological Justice and Development
Last date for submission
February 1, 2016
Guidelines for submission
All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.
Contributions should be mailed only in a soft copy to and, the subject of the mail being ‘Submission for 2016 Volume’. Biographical information is to be provided in a removable title page.
The Journal is accepting contributions for Articles and Short Articles.
With reference to Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 8000 words.
With reference to Short Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 5000 words.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.
The Journal also accepts Book Reviews and Notes from the Field. With reference to these, contributions should not exceed 3000 words.
All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx documents.
SLR follows the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (20th edn.) style of referencing. Contributors are requested to comply with the same.
For any clarifications, please contact us at or

commerce-acts-books-477966-mCall for Papers: Inter-American Human Rights Network Workshop [Jan 29-30, Belgium]: Submit by Nov 3 
Source: Lawoctopus
Workshop on ‘Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?’
The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN) is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day Workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?”
29 – 30 January 2016
Academics, judges, and practitioners from all regions of the world are invited to discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of decisions of international adjudicators.
The workshop will be held at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre.
How to Apply
If you are interested in participating, please send a half page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to and
Last day for submitting abstract: 3 November, 2015.



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