Conference: 16th Annual WTO Conference
Source: International Law Reporter
On June 10-11, 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Institute of International Economic Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Society of International Economic Law will hold the 16th Annual WTO conference, in Geneva. The program is here.
Call for Papers: Contextualizing Social Justice in Transnational and International Law
Source: Intenational Law Reporter
A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on “Contextualizing Social Justice in Transnational and International Law,” to take place August 8, 2016, in Windsor. Here’s the call:
Call for Papers
As interdependence among economies and societies deepens with the growth of transnational business and social networks, so too does the ability of States and non-state actors to hinder or facilitate the pursuit of social justice beyond borders. The foundations of social justice are rooted in principles like equality or mutuality that aim to organize relationships between human beings, and between society and its members. As the cross-border dimensions of these relationships intensify and the borders of societies become more permeable, our understanding of social justice and its impact on how individuals, societies and States relate to each other deserves reexamination. Key issues include: the conceptualization of social justice in contemporary context; its corollary implications on the rules and institutions that govern cross-border economic and social transactions; and its impact on how the rights and responsibilities of States and non-state actors are recognized and applied in specific fields of international and transnational law.
The research initiative, Contextualizing social justice in transnational and international law, seeks to examine such issues in a series of research dialogues leading to scholarly published contributions, launched by means of a research workshop in Windsor on 8 August 2016. We invite contributions that seek to engage in these types of questions, for instance:
To what extent is the reach and content of the concept of social justice evolving as cross-border dimensions and experiences of “society” evolve?
How do political relations or institutional and legal practices of economic and social actors across borders influence ways in which the pursuit of social justice is expressed (e.g., conditions, processes, structures or outcomes defined in socio-economic or political terms)? What rights and duties of individuals, societies, or States give legal articulation to these qualities of social justice?
In what way(s) can a reconstructed social justice concept serve as an analytical or theoretical tool to assess the theory, rules and institutions of international economic and social law and transnational cooperation?
What legal rights and responsibilities relating to social justice are recognized in theory and practice in contemporary cross-border legal contexts (e.g. nonobstruction, facilitation, the precautionary principle)? How do they relate to States’ national effort or international cooperation, international organizations, or non-state actors like business, civil society groups, and local communities?
Areas of interest include the fields of international and transnational law concerning:
Trade, investment or financial regulation
Development, international cooperation and national capacity
Environmental justice, sustainability and displacement
Work, employment and industrial relations, and supply chains
Epidemics, markets and access to health care
Conflict and migration
States and markets – public/private governance from local to global
Intellectual property, development, and markets
We welcome dialogue across philosophical, political, socio-economic and legal disciplines as well as empirical, theoretical, and inter-disciplinary approaches.
Prospective participants are invited to submit their applications by 6 May 2016, by email to socialjusticeTLJN@uwindsor.ca Please include:
An abstract of 300 words maximum (in English or French)
Your name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information
A short biography
Research workshop: 8 August 2016, 9 am-5 pm, Faculty of Law Building, University of Windsor. Draft papers may be in English or French; the workshop will be held in English only. Hotel lodging for up to 2 nights with dinners, lunch and a reception are provided. Participants are kindly requested to make their own travel arrangements.
Outcomes are expected to include the publication of selected papers, including in the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, or the Canadian Yearbook of International Law (subject to acceptance).
Application deadline for workshop 6 May 2016
Notification of acceptance 20 May 2016
Draft papers 27 July 2016
Workshop date – Windsor Law 8 August 2016
Publication submissions to be confirmed with specific journal
Organizers: Janelle M. Diller, Paul Martin Sr. Professor of International Affairs and Law, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in coordination with the Transnational Law and Justice Network, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
Write On! Call for Papers: The Future of Women’s Engagement with International Law
Source: IntLaw Grrls
We are seeking expressions of interest from scholars to attend an international expert meeting at Griffith University in collaboration with the Australian National University Gender Institute and Law School for 23-24 June 2016.
We invite abstracts of 500 words outlining the contribution of an original and critical chapter of up to 8,000 words for publication in the resulting collection by Edward Elgar. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 2.
For accepted speakers, we will cover accommodation at the Stamford Plaza and all meals whilst in Brisbane, including a reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Brisbane was named the hippest city in Australia by Lonely Planet.) International economy airfares may be provided to ECR scholars upon application.
The aim of The Future of Women’s Engagement with International Law project is to bring a new network of scholars together from a diverse group of countries to produce a prestigious high-quality work of lasting significance. The project will attempt to define the research agenda for women’s engagement with international law over the next 50 years. We hope to follow this initial workshop with further meetings, ideally in Bellagio. We expect five international visitors as well as some leading Australian, New Zealand and Pacific scholars, such as Hilary Charlesworth, Andrew Byrne and Judith Gardam. The workshop is timed to coincide with ANZSIL at ANU.
Edward Elgar has commissioned this new Research Handbook in Women and International Law, to be part of its new International Handbooks on Gender, edited by Professor Sylvia Chant. Edward Elgar is a leading international publisher of scholarly legal titles, specializing in original Research Handbooks. The aim is to produce prestigious high-quality works of lasting significance.
Since a seminal article in 1991 (Hilary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin, & Shelly Wright, ‘Feminist Approaches to International Law’, 85 American Journal of International Law 613- 645 (No. 4, 1991), scholars and advocates have been exploring the interaction and potential between the rights and well-being of women and the promise of international law.
Research Questions to be explored at the Workshop include the following:
How can international law increase its relevance, beneficence and impact for women in the developed and developing world?
How can international law deal with a much wider range of issues relevant to women’s lives than it currently does?
What are the next frontiers for:
gender and international law making
gender and international law reform; and
gender and the beneficiaries of international law?
The plan is to bring both leading academics and emerging scholars from as many nations and areas of law as possible to tease out themes for the future research agenda. We have identified the following areas for further examination.
Where are the Women in International Law?
Women and International Law Making and Enforcement
Women as the Subjects of International Law
Women and International Law Theory
Women and Methodologies in International Law (both legal and academic methodologies)