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The following conferences, seminars, lectures, call for nominations, competitions and call for papers are advertised: 


Call for Papers: The responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender-based violence

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa are pleased to announce a one-day conference on the responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender-based violence and hereby invite proposals for papers. The conference will be held as part of the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. There will be an opportunity to present the papers either in-person or online, as the Conference will be held as a hybrid event. 

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 14 May 2021


Alternative Voices - Short Essay Competition

The notion of alternative narratives and alternative perspectives is important for the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and will be central to this year’s Mixed Migration Review (MMR), our flagship annual report. We are inviting young researchers and writers on migration to enter a short essay competition – the 5 winners will have their essays published in a section of the MMR2021 dedicated to “Alternativevoices” and receive a prize of USD 1,500 each.

Download Call for Essays

To enter the competition applicants should send a short abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the content of their intended essay before 17 May 2021 (CET).


Invitation to Webinar: 15th Annual Human Rights Lecture

Prof Nicola Smit, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University cordially invite you to the 15th Annual Human Rights Lecture to celebrate the Centenary of the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty presented virtually by Judge Navi Pillay Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the topic of South Africa’s Engagement with International Human Rights Law

Thursday, 20 May 2021 | 18:30 – 20:30

Download Invitation


Call for Papers:  Social Partnerships and Regional Integration 

The RISC-RISE Consortium calls for papers for its 2021 conference on 29 - 30 November 2021. The aim of the event is to examine how transnational social partnerships are established in order to address problems or promote sustainability across national borders within a region or between different regions. For example, "Luxembourg’s Greater Region" assembles various associations and public institutions to address questions related to mobility, cross-border labour markets, environmental issues, etc. This call for papers engages transnational partnerships led by citizens, civil society, unions, businesses, or public institutions aimed at cooperative problem solving (i.e. management of shared natural resources, climate change mitigation, crime, etc.), promotion of sustainability or improvement of quality of democracy. 

Conference format:
Health restrictions permitting, the conference will be held in hybrid form with both in-person and remote presentations. The conference will include panels organised by the RISC-RISE consortium’s working groups (4 speakers per panel) and keynote speakers. 

Paper proposals:
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is planned for 20 May 2021. All proposals, including 1) Proposed paper title, 2) Author name(s) and contact information, 3) Author affiliation(s) and position(s), 3) A 100-200 word abstract and 4) The name of the panel for which the paper is being proposed should be submitted by email to: riscrise2021@gmail.com. 

Download Call for Papers


Call for Papers - Memory Studies Association Africa Regional Chapter Annual Conference 2021 

On the occasion of the Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association Africa Chapter, the conveners (Atabongwoung Gallous & Bridget Modema and Hanna Tiechler) of the conference invite submission for papers that discuss African memory discourses, context and practices that highlight African perspectives on memory studies as a scholarly field. Scholars and practitioners who are engaged in research focusing on African memory dynamics with a focus on transitional, transregional and transcultural dynamics are encouraged to submit abstracts of 350 words to memoryinafricaconference@gmail.com 

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 July 2021


Call for Papers: Strathmore Law Review -  Announcing the Second Yash and Jill Cottrell Ghai Writing Prize

The Strathmore Law Review welcomes submissions for its Seventh Volume to be published in the 2021-2022 academic year under the theme ‘Law Towards a Better African Society’

SLR invites submissions focusing on the African context either as a continent or any part of the African society—that is, at the national or sub-national level. The invited submissions may focus on a broad range of issues in any field of law or law-related interdisciplinary academic scholarship. Examples of the submissions include but are not limited to, law and social change, legal history, commercial law, housing law, labour law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, gender and the law, law and decolonisation, law and globalisation, law and policy or governance, employment law, public international law, law and religion, and human rights law.

Download Call for Papers

pdfSLR Declaration and Information form
pdfSLR Editorial Policy and Style Guide- 2018

Deadline for submissions: 27 August 2021


Call for Articles: Revista de Direito Brasileira (Brazilian Journal Of Law)

The Brazilian Journal of Law, ISSN 2237-583X (Qualis A1), invites authors of the legal community to submit scientific papers and/or critical reviews for its next edition, to be published in December/2020. The Journal receives permanently articles, opinions, jurisprudence, and comments on legislation, with the theme constitutional justice as its theoretical approach, both domestically and abroad, for publication in its editions. 

Submission information

Deadline: Submissions accepted on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: Inter Gentes - Mcgill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism 

The Mcgill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism is currently welcoming thoughtful, argument-driven full-length pieces from scholars, jurists, judges, professionals, and students. Articles should offer original, innovative, and critical outlooks on international law and legal pluralism. We also welcome case comments, book reviews and op-eds on a rolling basis. Inter Gentes is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal and accepts submissions in English, French and Spanish

Download Call for Papers

Deadline: Submissions accepted on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP), Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria is currently calling for high-quality articles.

Download Call for Papers

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: De Jure Law Journal

De Jure Law Journal is currently making a call for papers from legal academics, practitioners and scholars within a broad legal spectrum.

Download Call for Papers

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis


Call for Papers:  The inaugural issue of Southern African Law Teachers’ Journal (SALTJ)

The Southern African Law Teachers’ Journal (SALTJ) calls for submissions of manuscripts to be considered for publication in its inaugural issue.  

The theme of the SALTJ’s inaugural issue is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the teaching and learning, including researching of law at institutions of higher education. SALTJ invites law researchers, legal practitioners, judicial officers and law teachers to submit their manuscripts in one or more of the following themes:

  1. The practical challenges of COVID-19 as it relates to virtual teaching and learning.
  2. Blended learning
  3. Pedagogy of law in a virtual teaching and learning environment.
  4. Innovative ways to overcome the impact of inequitable access to technologies and online resources.
  5. Overcoming research, writing, post-graduate supervision challenges.
  6. COVID-19 as an instigator for change and decolonisation of the teaching of law.
  7. Creative ways of delivering the legal academic project during the enforcement of lock-down regulations.
  8. Law and Technology.
  9. The role of the private sector and government in relation to funding that could play an important role in learning and teaching at institutions of higher learning.

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission: 31 October 2021


Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation 2021 Essay Competition

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students in the U.S. and abroad judged to have written the best answers to the following question: Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it? 

  1. There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
  2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).
  3. Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. 
  4. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research./
  5. Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.” 

Download Call for Essays

Deadline for Submission: 10 December 2021 

 

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The following conferences, seminars, lectures, call for nominations, competitions and call for papers are advertised: 


Call for Papers: The responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender-based violence

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa are pleased to announce a one-day conference on the responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender-based violence and hereby invite proposals for papers. The conference will be held as part of the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. There will be an opportunity to present the papers either in-person or online, as the Conference will be held as a hybrid event. 

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 14 May 2021


Alternative Voices - Short Essay Competition

The notion of alternative narratives and alternative perspectives is important for the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and will be central to this year’s Mixed Migration Review (MMR), our flagship annual report. We are inviting young researchers and writers on migration to enter a short essay competition – the 5 winners will have their essays published in a section of the MMR2021 dedicated to “Alternativevoices” and receive a prize of USD 1,500 each.

Download Call for Essays

To enter the competition applicants should send a short abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the content of their intended essay before 17 May 2021 (CET).


Invitation to Webinar: 15th Annual Human Rights Lecture

Prof Nicola Smit, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University cordially invite you to the 15th Annual Human Rights Lecture to celebrate the Centenary of the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty presented virtually by Judge Navi Pillay Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the topic of South Africa’s Engagement with International Human Rights Law

Thursday, 20 May 2021 | 18:30 – 20:30

Download Invitation


Call for Papers:  Social Partnerships and Regional Integration 

The RISC-RISE Consortium calls for papers for its 2021 conference on 29 - 30 November 2021. The aim of the event is to examine how transnational social partnerships are established in order to address problems or promote sustainability across national borders within a region or between different regions. For example, "Luxembourg’s Greater Region" assembles various associations and public institutions to address questions related to mobility, cross-border labour markets, environmental issues, etc. This call for papers engages transnational partnerships led by citizens, civil society, unions, businesses, or public institutions aimed at cooperative problem solving (i.e. management of shared natural resources, climate change mitigation, crime, etc.), promotion of sustainability or improvement of quality of democracy. 

Conference format:
Health restrictions permitting, the conference will be held in hybrid form with both in-person and remote presentations. The conference will include panels organised by the RISC-RISE consortium’s working groups (4 speakers per panel) and keynote speakers. 

Paper proposals:
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is planned for 20 May 2021. All proposals, including 1) Proposed paper title, 2) Author name(s) and contact information, 3) Author affiliation(s) and position(s), 3) A 100-200 word abstract and 4) The name of the panel for which the paper is being proposed should be submitted by email to: riscrise2021@gmail.com. 

Download Call for Papers


Call for Papers - Memory Studies Association Africa Regional Chapter Annual Conference 2021 

On the occasion of the Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association Africa Chapter, the conveners (Atabongwoung Gallous & Bridget Modema and Hanna Tiechler) of the conference invite submission for papers that discuss African memory discourses, context and practices that highlight African perspectives on memory studies as a scholarly field. Scholars and practitioners who are engaged in research focusing on African memory dynamics with a focus on transitional, transregional and transcultural dynamics are encouraged to submit abstracts of 350 words to memoryinafricaconference@gmail.com 

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 July 2021


Call for Papers: Strathmore Law Review -  Announcing the Second Yash and Jill Cottrell Ghai Writing Prize

The Strathmore Law Review welcomes submissions for its Seventh Volume to be published in the 2021-2022 academic year under the theme ‘Law Towards a Better African Society’

SLR invites submissions focusing on the African context either as a continent or any part of the African society—that is, at the national or sub-national level. The invited submissions may focus on a broad range of issues in any field of law or law-related interdisciplinary academic scholarship. Examples of the submissions include but are not limited to, law and social change, legal history, commercial law, housing law, labour law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, gender and the law, law and decolonisation, law and globalisation, law and policy or governance, employment law, public international law, law and religion, and human rights law.

Download Call for Papers

pdfSLR Declaration and Information form
pdfSLR Editorial Policy and Style Guide- 2018

Deadline for submissions: 27 August 2021


Call for Articles: Revista de Direito Brasileira (Brazilian Journal Of Law)

The Brazilian Journal of Law, ISSN 2237-583X (Qualis A1), invites authors of the legal community to submit scientific papers and/or critical reviews for its next edition, to be published in December/2020. The Journal receives permanently articles, opinions, jurisprudence, and comments on legislation, with the theme constitutional justice as its theoretical approach, both domestically and abroad, for publication in its editions. 

Submission information

Deadline: Submissions accepted on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: Inter Gentes - Mcgill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism 

The Mcgill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism is currently welcoming thoughtful, argument-driven full-length pieces from scholars, jurists, judges, professionals, and students. Articles should offer original, innovative, and critical outlooks on international law and legal pluralism. We also welcome case comments, book reviews and op-eds on a rolling basis. Inter Gentes is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal and accepts submissions in English, French and Spanish

Download Call for Papers

Deadline: Submissions accepted on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP), Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria is currently calling for high-quality articles.

Download Call for Papers

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis


Call for Papers: De Jure Law Journal

De Jure Law Journal is currently making a call for papers from legal academics, practitioners and scholars within a broad legal spectrum.

Download Call for Papers

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis


Call for Papers:  The inaugural issue of Southern African Law Teachers’ Journal (SALTJ)

The Southern African Law Teachers’ Journal (SALTJ) calls for submissions of manuscripts to be considered for publication in its inaugural issue.  

The theme of the SALTJ’s inaugural issue is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the teaching and learning, including researching of law at institutions of higher education. SALTJ invites law researchers, legal practitioners, judicial officers and law teachers to submit their manuscripts in one or more of the following themes:

  1. The practical challenges of COVID-19 as it relates to virtual teaching and learning.
  2. Blended learning
  3. Pedagogy of law in a virtual teaching and learning environment.
  4. Innovative ways to overcome the impact of inequitable access to technologies and online resources.
  5. Overcoming research, writing, post-graduate supervision challenges.
  6. COVID-19 as an instigator for change and decolonisation of the teaching of law.
  7. Creative ways of delivering the legal academic project during the enforcement of lock-down regulations.
  8. Law and Technology.
  9. The role of the private sector and government in relation to funding that could play an important role in learning and teaching at institutions of higher learning.

Download Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission: 31 October 2021


Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation 2021 Essay Competition

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students in the U.S. and abroad judged to have written the best answers to the following question: Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it? 

  1. There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
  2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).
  3. Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. 
  4. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research./
  5. Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.” 

Download Call for Essays

Deadline for Submission: 10 December 2021