Saturday, September 13, 2014

Call for Papers: Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice

The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice." The deadline is tomorrow, Sunday, September 14, 2014. Here's the call:


Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana invites abstract submissions for consideration for a second edition of a two day international interdisciplinary scientific conference entitled Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference. This is an opportunity for scholars in fields of law, political science, military and other fields to engage in an interdisciplinary academic debate on the concept of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). The conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on April 23 - 24, 2015.

Abstracts for papers must be no longer than 500 words in length and the abstracts for posters should be no longer than 300 words in length.

All abstracts should be submitted by Sunday, September 14, 2014 through email to The submission must include the name and title of the author, position, name and address of the current institution of employment, and a short biography of maximum of ten lines. Please write the abstracts in third person (e.g. “the author believes …” instead of “I believe …” and “the article discusses …” instead of “I will discuss …”).

Successful applicants will be informed by the end of September 2014. The presentation at the conference is subject to the receipt of the paper and panelist registration fee in the amount of 100 EUR. The authors selected for presentation of their papers at the conference will be expected to submit completed papers with maximum 8,000 words in length by Sunday, December 14, 2014. The selected papers will be included in a conference book, published ahead of the conference and available to all the conference participants on April 23, 2015.

Travel and accommodation costs will have to be carried by the authors of the selected papers and poster presentations themselves. Please address any further enquiries to

Conference Chair: Dr Vasilka Sancin, Director of the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana

Conference Coordinator: Maša Kovič Dine