Announcements: 14 June 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:

Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Africa (chapter proposals)
See the full call for chapter proposals here. Considering the continental scope of the book, chapters are encouraged from a wide range of regions and countries as well as those adopting comparative approaches across the continent. An abstract of 350 words covering specific issues and research themes as outlined above including key words (maximum of 5 words), the research problem, research methods/approach, and preliminary findings/arguments; short author(s) bio, affiliation and contact details should be submitted to: Dr Rosemary Mwanza via, copying Dr Michael Addaney, Dr Chairman Okoloise and Dr Caroline Lichuma Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2024.

Water Security and Environmental Law in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region (abstracts)
The 6th Scientific Conference of the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in Middle East and North African Universities (ASSELLMU) is proposed to be held on February 24-25, 2025  at the Faculty of Arab East Colleges, Saudi Arabia, with a view to exploring the role of comprehensive and effective environmental laws in advancing water security in arid and water stressed countries in the MENA region. Environmental law teachers, scholars and legal practitioners, and other persons interested in the discipline of environmental law and policy from the MENA region, are invited to submit an abstract on any of the above four main substantive topics. The proposals should be of no more than 600 words. The closing date for submission of abstracts is August 30, 2024. Any questions on this call for abstracts should be directed to See more here.

7th Annual Conference of the International Law Association, Nigerian Branch (abstracts)
The Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentation at its 7th Annual Conference scheduled to hold in Nigeria on April 9-10, 2025. Theme: Fostering Trade and Investment Integration for Sustainable Development: The Role of International Law.  We are specifically interested in papers that cover business and human rights, investment arbitration, sustainable trade, human rights and environment in the context of trade, and intellectual property regulation. Abstract deadline: August 31, 2024. Submission information: Abstracts should be sent via email with the subject line “ILA 2025 Conference Submission” with a copy (cc) sent to


International Lawyers Project (Legal Fellow)
We are recruiting a legal fellow for a 12 month fixed term starting on 2 September 2024, to work with us on client cases, projects, and research. A Legal Fellowship at ILP provides a great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience in the NGO sector, knowledge and awareness of the issues facing our partners, developing their research and client skills, and getting exposed to how lawyers can engage in international pro bono work. We are looking to recruit a law graduate (1-3 years post-graduation) with experience in environmental law, economic justice and/or international development to join our small but dynamic team. Location: Flexible within England. Application deadline: July 14, 2024. See more here.

University of Leeds – Net Zero Strategy and Engagement Lead
The University of Leeds has committed to an ambitious Climate Plan in response to the climate crisis. The plan, which has an approved investment of £174m, includes the commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The University has developed a plan to achieve this target and is now seeking to build a dedicated team to deliver it. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to play a leading role in the delivery of the behavioural and enabling changes that will underpin the transition to net zero. You will be responsible for coordinating a team delivering changes to areas of operation including the University supply chain, sustainable laboratories, the University Farm, and ongoing behavioural change initiatives. Application deadline: June 17, 2024. See more here.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/OECD (Modeller)
The EEI Division is looking for a Modeller to contribute to the Environment Directorate (ENV) work based on the modelling tools operated by the team and the databases underlying the analysis (such input-output data and satellite accounts). The selected candidate will report to the Team Lead and is expected to work closely together with the other team members. This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than midnight July 7, 2024 (CET). See more here.


Strategic climate litigation in practice: The Klimaatzaak (Belgium) – Guest lecture by Prof. Carole Billiet (in person, Brussels)
We are very happy to welcome Prof. Carole Billiet who will navigate us to the backstage of the Klimaatzaak, as she will introduce the litigation strategy and the legal procedure from a practitioner’s perspective. The guest lecture will be held in the framework of the BSoG-Vesalius College Summer Programme: Strategic Climate Change Litigation – Exploring social and legal dimensions (led by Kata Dozsa). The event is free to attend (only in-person) but registration is mandatory. The guest lecture will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come first served basis. Date: June 18, 2024 at 11:00AM. Register here.

South Africa’s Climate Change Act: Opportunities for advocacy-based pressure and litigation (online)
The Climate Change Act is South Africa’s first overarching statute dedicated to managing the country’s climate change response. This framework law manages institutional arrangements, mitigation and adaptation measures by establishing principles and assigning duties to a range of roleplayers, including organs of state and emitters. This presentation will highlight some of these duties, and discusses how the Act’s provisions may pave the way for bringing pressure for effective action to bear on emitters and the state. It also explores the prospects for climate litigation that may, directly or indirectly, be enabled by the Act. Date: June 19, 2024 at 13:00 SAST. Register here.

Law, Science and Indigenous Knowledge (in person and online)
The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, the Cape Town Science Centre, the University of Southampton Law School and the University of Witwatersrand School of Law are co-hosting a conference, workshop and exhibition on Law, Science and Indigenous Knowledge which will take place at the Cape Town Science Centre from July 4-6, 2024. Participants can register to attend in person or online here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Military Climate Emissions, Nadia B. Ahmad; Nevada Law Journal. Read here.

Blog: Youth activists are now real agents of change at global climate summits, Susan Ann Samuel and Maria Antonieta Nestor; The Conversation. Read here.

BookResearch Handbook on Climate Change Litigation, Francesco Sindico, Kate McKenzie, Gastón Medici-Colombo and Lennart Wegener (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing. Purchase here

News: Nearly half of journalists covering climate crisis globally received threats for their work, Nina Lakhani; The Guardian. Read here.

Report: The truth about climate action in the UK: dispelling common myths to underline the importance of acting on net zero; LSE Grantham Research Institute. Read here.