Announcements: 8 December 2023

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Call for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

The Jean Monnet Network GreenDeal-NET is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a workshop to be held on July 1-2, 2024, in Maastricht (with online participation possible). This workshop aims to explore the multifaceted aspects of the European Green Deal specifically from the perspective of the Rule of Law. This analysis will be carried out by identifying the opportunities and limits of the legal power by the EU to implement the European Green Deal, and by examining how the increased use of this power is controlled. The workshop is expected to result in the publication of an edited volume. 500 word abstracts should be sent by 15 December, 2023. See more here.

Contributions should explicitly address the intersection of human rights and migration. We are particularly interested in empirical and doctrinal case studies that analyze how human rights are made relevant in different contexts (from grassroots activism to the UN level), but also welcome theoretical reflections on the contested role of human rights in migration societies. Regarding the regional focus, we are particularly interested in contributions that analyze processes in Europe as well as in comparative studies that concern the MENA region or North and South America. The conference will be held at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 18-20 September, 2024. 300 word abstracts should be sent by 31 January, 2024. See more here.

Theme: ‘Invoking Global Standards: How International Law Works in Japan and in Other Asian Countries?’ The 2024 Annual Conference in Tokyo will address research findings from diverse fields of international law, spanning historical to current issues, encompassing both, private and public international law, as well as substantive law and the dynamics of law, in the hope of cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration. Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent by 29 February, 2024. See more here.


International Institute for Environment and Development (Director of Strategic Impact)
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is seeking an experienced and well connected global environmental and social policy expert, who wants to help shape its world class research and evidence generation program, take that evidence to the audiences who need to be influenced by it, and get the positive outcomes that the planet and its people urgently need to see. The position is hybrid, within or outside the UK, with occasional travel to the UK offices. Application deadline: 20 December, 2023. See more here.

George Washington University (Graduate Fellowship)
This Fellowship is unique nationwide in that the Fellow will have the title of Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Environmental Law Program Fellow. Fellows assist in all aspects of program management, including coordinating program events and new program initiatives; preparing environmental law scholarship and delivering presentations on works-in-progress on environmental law topics; teaching or co-teaching environmental law courses; serving as editor of the program’s blog, and engaging in other program-related projects as needed. Application deadline: January 12, 2024. See more here.

University of Amsterdam (Professor)
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is seeking to appoint a Professor of Public International Law. The Chair of Public International Law (PIL) is a structural chair (kernleerstoel) at the heart of the department of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law. The Chair contributes to the teaching of PIL in the bachelor as well as graduate (LLM) programmes and partakes, in collaboration with the Programme Directors, in the further development of the teaching programmes. Application date: 17 January, 2024. See more here.


The ‘Imbroglio’ of Ecocide: A Political Economic Analysis (online)
The Abolition Feminism for Ending Sexual Violence Collective is hosting an online seminar by Eliana Cusato and Emily Jones on ‘The ‘Imbroglio’ of Ecocide: A Political Economic Analysis’, at 1-2pm GMT, 11 December 2023, chaired by Christine Schwöbel-Patel. After the presentation there will be time for Q&As and a general discussion of abolition feminism and ecocide. Register here.

UDHR 75: Revitalising the Universal Commitment to Children’s Rights, with and for Children (in person and online)
On the margins of the UDHR75 high-level event, this side event will provide a space for an intergenerational dialogue between States, UN, civil society, and children themselves. It will look into upcoming key opportunities to elevate child rights mainstreaming at local, national, regional and international levels. This event will be hosted in Room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva on 12 December, 2023 at 12:30pm CET and online. Register here.

Climate Litigation in 2023 (online)
Climate litigation has continued to expand in 2023. On 19 December, 2023 at 9am EST, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will host an end-of-year webinar on global climate change litigation. The webinar promises a comprehensive exploration of the key themes that have emerged in 2023. With a variety of speakers from the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Change Litigation, the webinar will dissect pivotal court decisions from around the world, shedding light on the legal landscape’s evolving response to climate challenges. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: A coordination failure between EU climate policies exemplified by the North Sea energy island, Peter K. Kruse-Andersen and Marc S. Jacobsen; Climate Policy. Read here.

Article: Competing Perspectives and Dialogue in Climate Change Advisory Opinions, Maria Antonia Tigre and Armando Rocha; AJIL Unbound. Read here.

Article: The Rising Tides of Rights: Addressing Climate loss and Damage through Rights-Based Litigation, Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh; Transnational Environmental Law. Read here.

Book: The Routledge Handbook of Environmental History, edited by Emily O’Gorman, William San Martín, Mark Carey, Sandra Swart; Routledge. Access here.

Draft Report: First Draft on Matters Relating to the Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement. Read here.

Podcast: Climate Litigation: A Distraction or a Solution to the Climate Crisis? Climate Game Changers, featuring Tibisay Morgandi, Carolina Arlota, and Aref Shams. Listen here.

Report: Human Rights in Climate Action, an analysis of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and EU national energy and climate plans (NECPS), The Danish Institute for Human Rights. Read here.