Announcements: 3 May 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:

Cambridge International Law Journal (papers/articles)
The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 13(2), to be published in December 2024. This issue builds upon the 13th CILJ Annual Conference, held on 8-9 April 2024, but is open to submissions from all authors including those who are not presenting or participating in the Conference. Theme of Submission:  The intersection of peace and sustainability in international law. Submissions for Volume 13(2) must be received through the online Submittable platform. Please note that the system now closes by 11:59 pm (BST) on May 7, 2024.

American Branch of the ILA Blog Symposium (abstracts)
In honor of ILW 2024’s theme of ‘powerless law or law for the powerless?‘ ABILA is hosting a blogging symposium. The International Environmental and Energy Law Committee will sponsor the first symposium. To participate, kindly submit a 200-word abstract and a brief biography to Freya Doughty-Wagner at by May 19, 2024. Abstracts and biographies may be in Word or PDF format. Please ensure to include the phrase ‘blog symposium’ in the email subject line. Abstracts must address the ILW 2024 theme from an international environmental or energy law perspective. See more here.

Lisbon 2024 Climate Conference (abstracts)
The 2024 theme is ‘Human Rights and Climate Change: Where Next?’ – Interested practitioners and scholars (including early career researchers and Ph.D. candidates) are invited to submit an abstract of about 500 words, in English, by 31 July 2024. 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.


Stockholm University (Postdoctoral Fellow)
The postdoctoral position will be part of the 4-year research project ”Corporate Accountability in Global Supply Chains? The Effectiveness of Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Regulations”, funded by the Wallenberg Foundation. The project focuses on a new trend wherein mainly European states have adopted regulations building on a human rights and environmental due diligence (HREDD) approach. Application deadline: May 13, 2024. See more here.

Columbia University, Sabin Center (Postdoctoral Researcher)
The Sabin Center seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to contribute to its initiative on carbon management and negative emissions technologies.   The incumbent will work with the Center’s Executive Director and Deputy Director, as well as other staff, to conduct applied research on the international and domestic laws governing the use of negative emissions technologies and possible options for legal reform to advance safe, responsible, and just outcomes. Successful performance will require generating original research, communicating research findings clearly and through a variety of media and formats to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes impact. Deadline: May 30, 2024. See more here.

Canadian Environmental Law Association (Articling Student)
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a legal aid clinic dedicated to environmental equity, justice, and health. Founded in 1970, CELA is one of the oldest environmental advocates for environmental protection in the country. With funding from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), CELA provides free legal services relating to environmental justice in Ontario, including representing qualifying low- income and vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in litigation. CELA also works on environmental legal education and reform initiatives. CELA is accepting applications for a full-time Articling Student for a term of 1 year commencing in mid-July 2025. Application deadline: June 28, 2024. See more here.


University of Oslo (in person)
The Department of Energy and Resources Law of the University of Oslo (UiO), Norway, in collaboration with the Research Group in Natural Resources Law, is pleased to announce the first conference of the ELAWNET project on Energy Law in the light of the green transition towards NET zero emissions. The conference will take place over one and a half day, starting in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th of May and finishing at the end of the day on Thursday 15th of May 2024. The conference will be followed by a one-day PhD school on Thursday 16th of May 2024. All meetings will take place at the UiO Faculty of Law, in downtown Oslo. See more here.

International Climate Law Conference 2024, Czech Academy of Sciences (in person)
Theme – Shaping Climate Law: Dynamic Roles of State and Non-State Actors. The conference is organised by the Centre for Climate Law and Sustainability Studies (CLASS), Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Keynote speakers include Prof. Laurence Boisson De Chazournes, Prof. Annalisa Savaresi, and Dr. Moritz Reese. Event dates: 30-31 May, 2024 – register until 10 May, 2024. See more here.

Environmental Law Institute (webinar)
Join the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for the fourth part of UNEP-ELI series on the UNEP Environmental Rule of Law: Tracking Progress and Charting Future Directions report. The recent challenges and advancements of environmental rule of law can be categorized under four general themes: development and use of technology; COVID-19; climate change; and social and environmental justice. In this fourth installment of the series, we will discuss how climate change has affected the environmental rule of law. Date: June 12, 2024 at 10:00AM EST. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: It Is (Finally) Time for and Advisory Opinion on Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities on a Trio of Initiatives, Maria Antonia Tigre; Sabin Center. Read here.

ArticleThe Matter with Subjects of Justice, Joshua C. Gellers; Environmental Politics. Read here.

Brief: Loss and Damage Fund: A Participation Blueprint, CIEL, Columbia Climate School, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Ace Observatory, and L&DC. Read here.

Podcast: EcoAvengers Assemble! Comics & Environmental Justice with Rebecca Bratspies; Most Popular: A Pop Culture Podcast. Listen here.

Report: Advisory Opinion on Climate Change: Summary of Written Observations Submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Part 1). Read here.