Announcements: 16 February 2024

If you would like to have something included in next week’s announcements, please email and include ‘Announcements’ in the email title. We are especially interested in submissions outside of Europe and North America.

Call for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

2024 Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference, Bristol, England (abstract or panel idea)
The theme of the 2024 SLS Conference is Learning from Others: Lessons for Legal Scholars? As scholars, we interact with others – students; fellow academics; legal practitioners; the wider public – and the 2024 conference will reflect on the gains we can achieve from such interaction in a global academic environment. Those wishing to present a paper should submit a title and abstract of around 300 words. Those wishing to propose a panel should submit a document outlining the theme and rationale for the panel and the names of the proposed speakers (who must have agreed to participate) and their abstracts. Application deadline: 22 March, 2024. Conference dates: 3-5 September, 2024. See more here.

Common Good Foundation, Jersey, UK – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Conference (papers)
The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Jersey Law Commission will be hosting a 1-day conference dedicated to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This inter-disciplinary conference welcomes scholars, practitioners, and activists who work in areas of protection, fulfillment, and realization of these rights from around the world. Abstracts are due Monday 15 April, 2024. This conference will be held in person, in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands on Friday, 12 July, 2024. See more here.


University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Postdoctoral Researcher)
You will be conducting innovative research and actively contributing to a research project entitled Translating climate science for international law, led by Dr. Nataša Nedeski. The project is embedded within the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). The aim of this project is to enhance our understanding of how (climate) science has been used, and can be used, in the development, interpretation and application of international legal rights, obligations and procedures (including litigation) that are relevant to climate change. Application deadline: 25 February, 2024. See more here.

Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark (Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Sustainable Development)
We are looking for a new colleague with professional experience in working with human rights and sustainable development. You will contribute to our work to promote just and equitable sustainable development, through analysis, agenda-setting work, and cooperation with partners. You will have a strong background in human rights and an excellent understanding of human rights mechanisms and the interface between human rights and development. You are used to working with international, regional, and national processes and partners, and you have experience with promoting equality and non-discrimination and a human rights-based approach to development. Application deadline: 3 March, 2024. See more here.

Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, Oxford, England (Programme Manager)
The Oxford Sustainable Law Programme (SLP) is looking for a talented, collaborative, and entrepreneurial Programme Manager to join the team. It is an exciting role at the centre of a rapidly growing, high-achieving team that operates at the intersection of global legal and sustainability issues. This new role sits at the heart of the programme. It is designed to help the team reach its full potential and to help foster a collaborative, constructive, enabling, and effective working environment. Application deadline: 8 March, 2024. See more here.


Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Building Capacity Through E-learning (online)
Dr. Robert Oakes will join UN University Senior Vice-Rector Sawako Shirahase for a presentation that will cover a UNU the e-learning course’s diverse set of interactive elements that engage learners through short videos, animations, interactive graphics, personal stories and quizzes to test learners’ progress. The talk will show that through engaging with students, practitioners and policymakers in a user-friendly way, UNU research can inform them of the nuances, risks and opportunities HMCCC presents and build capacity for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond. Date: 27 February, 2024 at 6:00PM JST. See more here.

Fair Fishing and Sustainability: European Results and Perspectives on Environmental Impacts (in person, Brussels, Belgium)
Three events: Seminar by Smarter Together: Creative Advocacy for the Oceans Learn how to develop innovative strategies for sustainable fishing with the IdeaShaker; Conference on the social-ecological transition of fisheries, the case of tropical tuna : European results and perspectives; and a Musical performance Déambulations aquatiques by Les Hybrides. Registration is free. Date: 29 February, 2024 3:00PM-9:00PM. See more and register here.

J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium (in person, Washington DC)
Please join The George Washington University Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program on 27 and 28 March, 2024 for the annual Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium in Washington, DC. This year’s symposium, “Environmental Justice Solutions Summit: Strategic Litigation, Resilience, and Hope,” will explore environmental justice with a cross-sectional and interdisciplinary lens and feature youth climate activism, climate migration, strategic litigation, and community engagement perspectives. Read more here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Adapting Hydropower to European Union Water Law: Flexible Governance versus Legal Effectiveness in Sweden and Finland, Suvi-Tuuli Puharinen, Antti Belinskij, and Niko Soininen; Transnational Environmental Law. Read here.

Blog: Like a Good Neighbor, the Supreme Court is there (Ohio v EPA), Richard Lazarus and Jeff Neal; Harvard Law Today. Read here.

Blog: One Ocean Hub’s Reflections on the Dubai Climate Change Conference (COP28), Mitchell Lennan. Read here.

Book: The Unmaking of Special Rights – Differential Treatment of Developing Countries in Times of Global Power Shifts, Klaus Dingwerth, Clara Weinhardt, Julian Eckl, Till Schöfer, and Simon Herr; Edward Elgar Publishing, Open Access. Read here.

News Article: Climatologist Michael Mann wins defamation case: what it means for scientists, Jeff Tollefsen, Nature. Read here.

Report: Australia and US Corporate Climate Litigation Reports, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Read here.