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Read On! Protection of Refugees and Migrants against Xenophobia

Source: Int. Law Grrls

August 12, 2019

 In response to the terrorist attack against Mexicans and Mexican Americans on August 3, 2019, the UN Secretary General stressed “the need for all to work together to counter violence rooted in hatred, racism, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination.”[3] The transnational evolution of xenophobia requires a committed response by the international community. My article in the latest edition of the Brazilian Yearbook of International Law discusess the rise of nativism, populism, and authoritarianism in the world and the situation of foreigners and persons perceived to foreigners, including refugees and IDPs. There are currently three scenarios faced by refugees and IDPs: protracted camps/warehousing, urbanization, and detention. This article outlines the range of human rights violations and accountability gaps in each of the three scenarios faced by refugees, arguing that these are examples of structural xenophobia. It discusses normative gaps within international law and analyzes the role of compliance mechanisms in the UN Human Rights Treaty Body Regime and regional human rights bodies. The article underscores the risk of inaction by the international community in the face of discrimination against refugees, using the case study of Norway.  The conclusion suggests a way forward by supporting the proposal for a new Protocol to the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination addressing xenophobia.  The Yearbook is available here

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Chapman Law Review – Orange, CA     

Source: Legal Scholarship Blog

August 05, 2019

The Chapman Law Review at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University will hold its symposium on “1920-2020: The Effects of Women’s Suffrage 100 Years After Ratification of the 19th Amendment” on January 24, 2020.

Abstracts are due by by August 31, 2019 to Bethany Ring, espin165@mail.chapman.edu.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

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ACS Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Scholars Forum – Orlando, FL       

Source: Legal Scholarship Blog

August 06, 2019

 The student chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Law Review at Barry University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law are hosting the Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Scholars Forum in Orlando, FL on Friday, February 28, 2020.  The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2019.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

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ASCL Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law – Akron, OH              

Source: Legal Scholarship Blog

 August 8, 2019

he Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law to be held on February 7-8, 2020 at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, commercial law, economics, finance, and securities.

The deadline to submit proposals is October 25, 2019. For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

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AJIL Unbound Symposium: Daugirdas’s “Reputation as a Disciplinarian of International Organizations”            

Source: International Law Reporter

August 06, 2019

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on Kristina Daugirdas’s article “Reputation as a Disciplinarian of International Organizations.” The symposium includes an introduction by Karen J. Alter and contributions by Paul B. StephanSabrina M. KarimKristen BoonLorna McGregor, and Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider.

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BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding.       

Source: Ejil Talk

July 21, 2019

 The BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, with funding from the BISA Postgraduate Network, is organising an interdisciplinary PGR workshop entitled ‘Militarisation and the Local in Peacekeeping: Ambition, Pragmatism and Adaptability’ to be held at City, University of London on 20 September 2019. The workshop is the first of a four part series incorporating practitioners as well as academics and will explore challenges to peacekeeping through the lens of the local. Approaches to peacekeeping operations are increasingly in tension between pragmatic approaches which seek realistically achievable outcomes and ambitious approaches rooted in humanitarian commitments and human rights. We have seen increasingly complex mandates, robust and militarised missions which may negatively affect the local. Topics of interest include how best to pursue human rights and to incorporate local needs, the effect of militarisation and counter-terrorism in peacekeeping mandates, and how these challenges impact human security and building peace. Please send abstracts (of no more than 250 words) to Alexander.Gilder {at} city.ac(.)uk and ss17sw {at} leeds.ac(.)uk no later than 31 July 2019. Further information, including travel bursaries and attendance, can be found here.

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Call for Submissions: The Interaction Between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZs)  

Source: International Law Reporter

July 20, 2019

Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on “The Interaction Between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZs).” The call is here.