Call for Papers
The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis
On the occasion of the 12th ESIL Conference in Riga, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a half day workshop on ‘The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis on 7 September 2016 in Riga.
The 2016 Riga Conference asks whether international law is up to the task of dealing with particular crises. In our call, we ask for papers focused on this question from the perspective of international human rights law. In what types of crises does international human rights law operate? How well does it address the crises it faces, ranging from governing conflict, to migration, to climate change, to the use and application of new technologies? Is international human rights law central and effective in crisis management or is it relegated to the margins? Is international human rights law exist in a perpetual in crisis-management mode? Has it managed to adapt and evolve to new types of crises? How does it co-exist with other international law regimes applicable during crisis? Are models of co-regulation emerging? How are these models assessed and analysed?
Whilst we are open on how the authors would like to frame the ‘crises’ that international human rights law addresses or encounters, we welcome papers that focus on the challenges posed by various crises on the discipline of international human rights law as such and how crises impact the making, interpretation, modification, expansion, displacement or demise of international human rights law. We also welcome papers that offer inter-disciplinary perspectives.
The selection panel will give priority to paper submissions that focus on issues that are not covered by the fora and agorae of the main conference (please see conference website for more information) and to those who do not have a speaking slot at the main conference.
The Application Process
We invite submissions of abstracts of no more than 300 words. Selection will be based on how closely tied the abstract is to the theme of the workshop; scholarly merit; and with regard to producing an engaging workshop. All submissions are expected to have a clear working definition of ‘crisis’.
Each submission should include the following in the same document:
(a) short bio containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information and e-mail address;
(b) an abstract of no more than 300 words; and
Applications should be submitted by 15 April 2016 to ESIL-IHRL2016@ku.edu.tr
Abstracts will be reviewed by the co-chairs of the Interest Group (Başak Çalı, Lorna McGregor and Ivana Radačić).
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by 15 May 2016. Accepted full papers are due by 15 August 2016.
Please note that the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law is unable to provide funds to cover the conference registration fee or related transport and accommodation costs.
For further information about the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law, please visit: http://esil-ihrl.tumblr.com
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Call for Papers: ESIL International Human Rights Law Interest Group Workshop
The Interest Group on International Human Rights of the European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a half-day workshop on September 7, 2016, immediately preceding the 12th Annual ESIL Conference, in Riga. The theme is: "The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis." Here's the call: