Announcements: 26 April 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:

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting (abstracts)
The Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA) is pleased to announce the conference theme and Call for Papers for the 2024 ALSA Annual Meeting, which will be held December 13-14, 2024 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. A Junior Scholars’ Workshop will be held on December 12, 2024. Both meetings will be held in person. Conference theme: ‘Whose Law, Whose Voices? Constructing Legal Stories in Asia.’ The theme invites reflection on how contestations of power influence legal discourse in the global contexts of environmental protection, digital technology, market forces, and social change. Abstract deadline: June 24, 2024. See more here.

The Crossroad of International Environmental Law Enforcement: The Instrumentalization of Other Legal Regimes and Discourses in the Era of Fragmentation and the Anthropocene (abstracts)
The conference will take place in Barcelona on December 2-3, 2024, and aims to delve into the complexities of enforcing international environmental law in the current legal landscape. We invite scholars to submit abstracts by July 1, 2024. Accepted papers will have publication opportunities in renowned peer-reviewed journals or book collections. For detailed submission guidelines and conference information, please refer to this Call for Papers.

Legal Imaginaries: A Law, Literature and Humanities; Association of Australasia Conference (papers/panels)
This Conference is an invitation to collectively examine, critique, and, for the more daring, transform the imaginaries that constellate our grasp of reality and sustain the authority of law – from the racialised and gendered representations that give form and force to the colonial and patriarchal imaginaries of both North and South; to the configurations of sovereignty that are held together by the sociotechnical and technoscientific imaginaries of the Anthropocene; to the confined and confining figures of justice that populate the modern imaginaries of the state. Papers, panels, or creative sessions must be submitted by July 15, 2024. Conference date: December 16-18, 2024 at The University of Hong Kong. See more here.

Calls for Input:

Consultations for the 2024 reports of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development
Covering: 1) Climate justice: Loss and damage; 2) Right to development of children and future generations.
You can register to select the most convenient the date and time out of the following options: First option: April 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CEST) Second option: May 8, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ICT) Third option: May 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

Call for input – Killing of LGBTIQ+ persons
Purpose: To inform the report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, to be presented at the 79th session of the General Assembly. Possible avenues to respond on the basis of environmental defenders. Deadline: May 10, 2024.

Please get in touch with the GNHRE Advocacy Committee if you are interested in collaborating on any of these calls for input. 


American Bar Association (Program Associate)
The American Bar Association Environment, Energy, and Resources Section is hiring a program associate in Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for an impactful role in the environmental non-profit/association space. The Associate will be accountable for the provision of specific operational oversight of the development and potential deployment of CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programming and other entity educational programming for an assigned section or entity. Find out more here.

World Green Building Council (Policy Researcher)
The WorldGBC is seeking a dedicated Advocacy and Engagement Manager to join our dynamic team. This role is critical in shaping and advancing our global advocacy efforts, influencing policy, and supporting our network of national Green Building Councils (GBCs) in their advocacy work. The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing policy positions, conducting research, and engaging with key stakeholders to promote sustainable building practices and policies worldwide. The Advocacy and Engagement Manager will report to and work closely with the Global Advocacy Director. The candidate may be based in London or wider Europe. Applications are examined on a rolling basis. See more here.

Utrecht University (Associate Professor)
Are you a legal scholar specialising in the interplay between law, sustainability, finance and business? Then the Utrecht University School of Law may be the place for you to be! As an Assistant Professor in the International and European Law department external link (part of the Utrecht School of Law), your activities will include both education and research. Application deadline: May 12, 2024. See more here.


The European Court’s Climate Change Judgment: What the Court Really Said and what it means for Climate Change Litigation (hybrid)
The KlimaSeniorinnen judgment is hailed as breaking new ground in climate change litigation by many but criticised as illegitimate judicial activism on the part of the European Court by some. UCL experts will analyse the reasoning of the Court and discuss what the judgment means for the future of climate change litigation and for European environmental policy. It will be followed by a Q & A session. This event will be hosted at UCL Faculty of Laws, London and online. Date: May 1, 2024 at 6:00PM BST. Register here.

From the Coast to Ocean Depths: Co-Developing Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development (in person)
This event brings together researchers from law, social sciences, and engineering to share knowledge acquired through research and engagement activities in the context of environmental sustainability, other sustainable development goals (gender, education, health), and ocean-climate nexus. The speakers will share their innovative and collaborative inter- and transdisciplinary research experiences and best practices from collaborations with non-academic partners in the Global South as well as within the UK. This is an in person event and will be held in the Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George St, Glasgow, University of Strathclyde. Date: May 7, 2024 at 11:15AM. See more and register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Unpacking the Burgeoning Challenge of Environmental Protection and the Right to Food in the Context of Armed Conflict, Julia Lim and Erica Harper; Geneva Academy. Read here.

Blog: Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic, Zerin Osho and Eoin Jackson; Observer Research Foundation. Read here.

News article: ‘Children won’t be able to survive’: inter-American court to hear from climate victims, Isabella Kaminski; The Guardian. Read here.

Press release: New research concludes that climate framework laws have had a positive impact on climate action in New Zealand, Germany, and Ireland; LSE Grantham Institute. Read here.

The Right to a Healthy Environment – A User’s Guide, by David R. Boyd, Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment. Read here.