Announcements: 3 November 2023

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Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights through its Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights in Africa (WGEI) have issued a call for all stakeholders to forward their inputs and comments on the ‘Study on the Impact of Climate Change on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa’. Deadline: 30 November 2023. Read more about the call here.

Call for papers for the second issue of the Environmental Rights Review. We are looking for articles, opinions, case notes, and book reviews on the issue of animal rights. Deadline: 28 December 2023. Contact See more about the ERR here.

The NQHR is currently accepting submissions. Articles should be around 10,000 words including citations and be in British English. See more here.

Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene (CitA), a collaborative research project based at Tilburg Law School’s Department of Public Law and Governance, exploring the manifold ways that law is (or could be) challenged by the Anthropocene. This group is calling for abstracts of up to 1,500 words by 2 January 2024. Additionally, a one-day event will be hosted by Tilburg University in April 2024. Example areas of interest may include conceptual explorations, fundamental rights and constitutional framings: future prospects, technology in the Anthropocene: intergenerational and interspecies justice, AI and data-driven systems in the Anthropocene, technology design and deployment as an economic freedom in the Anthropocene, and emerging legal frameworks under the European Green Deal. See more here.

ECR Opportunities:

The University of Manchester is looking for 5 lecturers in law, including in environmental law, human rights law, and international law. Deadline: 17 November 2023. See more here.

HERTIE SCHOOL IN BERLIN (postdoctoral researcher)
The Hertie School in Berlin is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in UN Human Rights Law, under Professor Başak Çalı. Deadline: 19 November 2023. See more here.

QUB is looking to fill a PhD position funded by the Marine Institute. The chosen researcher will examine the project “Cohesive and Ecologically Coherent EU-UK Fisheries Management after Brexit.” Deadline: 23 November 2023. See more here.

Two Project Researcher positions are open for applications. The positions will be hosted by the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) based at the UEF Law School and the UEF Law School on the Joensuu campus and will start on 1 January 2024, or as agreed. Two project researcher positions are open in energy law and law & sustainability. Deadline: 30 November 2023. See more here.

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (postdoctoral researchers)
Utrecht University has opened two postdoctoral positions in Earth System Governance. The project is funded by the European Research Council. Backgrounds may include global governance, world politics, international relations, international law, environmental studies, sustainability science, earth system science, environmental science, interdisciplinary social science, computational social science, data science, statistics, systems analysis, and complexity science. Deadline: 8 December 2023. See more here.


On 27-28 November 2023, a Workshop on “Current Issues of International Environmental Law” will take place at the Law Department of the University of Siena. The workshop is organized by the Italian Yearbook of International Law, in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Module on European and International Environmental Law. Registration is free, but compulsory. See more here.

New Publications/Releases:

A Code of Conduct for Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Research – Aspen Institute for Energy and the Environment
See the report here.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Environmental Law – Carmen Gonzalez and Rebecca Bratspies
Center for Progressive Reform, read here.

Environmental Law Before the Courts, A US-EU Narrative (book) – Giovanni Antonelli, Michael Gerrard, Sara Colangelo, Giancarlo Montedoro, Maurizio Santise, Luc Lavrysen, and Maria Vittoria Ferroni
Published by Springer, see here.

The Role of Fundamental Rights in the Environmental Case Law of the CJEU – Jasper Krommendijk and Dirk Sanderink
European Law Open, read here.

Proud Fathers and Fossil Fuels: Gendered Identities and Climate Obstruction – A. Letourneau, D. Davidson, C. Karsgaard, and D. Ivanova
Environmental Politics, read here.

Protect the ‘right to science’ for people and the planet – Volker Türk
Nature, read here.

Mary Robinson: ‘Business needs to be bold and push for a phase-out of fossil fuels at COP28’ – Oliver Balch
Reuters, read here.