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For the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme conditions upcoming events - see here 

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Call for proposals: Symposium on Institutional Structures for Governance Before-During-After a National Emergency

 

Istanbul Security Conference 2017: “New Security Ecosystem and Multilateral Cost”, 01 - 03 November 2017. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 02.08.2017

The International Review of the Red Cross call for papers  on "Digital technology and war". Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2018

International Conference on Constitutional Dilemmas, The Israeli Association of Public Law (IAPL) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, June 28-29-2017, Jerusalem

Applying IHL in Cyberspace and Outer Space: Intersecting Critical Challenges- The 2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Cybersecurity Roundtable, hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University (in Cyber week). June 27th, 2017, from 9:30-12:30, Tel Aviv University

Call for papers: Cyber Challenges to International Human Rights conference. The CyberLaw Program, International Cybersecurity Research Center, Hebrew University and The Cyber, Law and Policy Center Haifa University, 11-12.12.2017 (Jerusalem and Haifa)

Law in the Era of Technological Change - conference in September 21-22, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Law and Criminology in Cyberspace Workshop at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, September-December 2017

Beyond the Horizon: Advancements in Law in the 21st Century’ Call for abstracts for the 2017 Lancaster Law School Iredell Conference for Postgraduate Students, 7th July 2017

Call for papers: Knowledge Exchange Symposium: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding. Wednesday 5th July 2017, Lancaster University, UK

Call for papers - Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium, Co-sponsored by the University of Reading (School of Law and Walker Institute) and the American Society of International Law (Disaster Law Interest Group). University of Reading, UK - 29 June to 1 July 2017. Deadline:17 February 2017

IHL Legal round table in Cyber week, Tel Aviv, June 27 2017: Application of International Humanitarian Law to Cyber operations used as a means of warfare during armed conflicts.

The Military Law and the Law of War Review Call for Papers on: military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict). The deadline for submission is 15 June 2017. 

50 Years after 1967:Evaluating the Past, Present and Future of the Law of Belligerent Occupation. Tel Aviv University, May 22-23, 2017

The Global Refugee Crisis: What is at Stake​? Joint block seminar: Haifa Center for German and European Studies and CGES Berkeley. May 12-28 2017. 

Law and War in the 21st Century. BISA-ILAW workshop at The University of Edinburgh, 6 September 2017. Abstracts and short bios should be sent to Dr Andrea Birdsall ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Transitional Justice: International, Comparative and Jurisprudential PerspectivesThe Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Fried-Gal Colloquium, Sun, 21.05.2017

Prof. Samantha Besson: "Comparative Law and Human Rights: Why Compare Human Rights?" Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 14:30

Activities at the Theodor Herzl Distinguished Chair at Masaryk University: Scholarships for individual academics/researchers; Israel 1947-1967 Conference; Seminar for a group of doctoral students; Keynote Lecture.

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, CfP for March 2017 issue on "crisis and law" (deadline: 5 May, 2017)

The Brazilian Academy of International Law call for presentations and publication of papers (deadline: May 15, 2017)

Prof. Philippe Sands – On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes against Humanity" – Special Event on the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Event at Mishkenot Sha’ananim with the Minerva Center of Human Rights, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sun, 23.04.2017 at 18:00


Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, held 20–21 April 2018 at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. Deadline: April 20, 2017

50 Years after 1967: Evaluating the Past, Present and Future of the Law of Belligerent Occupation. International conference, the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights at the College of Management Academic Studies, and the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the Occupied Territories, 22-23 May 2017

Prof. James Anaya (Dean, University of Colorado Law School,Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples): The Power of Ideas:The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Hebrew University, 28.3.2017

efugee Law Call for Papers: The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Deadline: 31 July 2017

Human Insecurity, State Fragility, and Complex Humanitarian Crises in the Mediterranean: Re-Thinking International Responses- Call for Submission for a special issue of the Journal of Levantine Studies, The Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute. Deadline: April 15.

Catastrophe: Critical Legal Conference Call for Papers & Panels. University of Warwick. Deadline: 31st of May.

"Natural Disasters and Demographic Dynamics" Sara Curran, March 14, 2017 at 16:00, Mount Scopus Campus, Hebrew University

Call for papers: "Democracy and the State of Exception". the German Historical Institute in Paris, November 13th and 14th 2017. PDF of call here

UCL Journal of Law AND Jurisprudence call for submissions for the second issue of 2017 on the theme of ‘Crisis and the Law’. The deadline for submissions is 14th April 2017

Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law Symposium, School of Law, University of Reading, July 1, 2017

Workshop on Modeling Urban Resilience in the Aftermath of the Haifa Fire. Thursday, 2nd February in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt Scopus, Jerusalem

Prof. Mark Goodale- "Living Well Through Law:Legal Pluralism in a Plurinational State". The "Human Rights under Pressure" Doctoral Research Program, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. January 2, 2017

Call for papers from Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln: Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing ConflictDeadline:13th January 2017

Conference Call for Papers: 50 Years after 1967: Evaluating the Past, Present and Future of the Law of Belligerent Occupation.  The Minerva Center for Human Rights, Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights College of Management Academic Studies and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Israel and the Occupied Territories.  Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, 22-23 May 2017, Deadline: 15 January 2017

 Global Constitutionalism and Human Rights. The 12th international Human Rights Researchers' Workshop, December 1-2, 2016, College of Law and Business

Call for papers: "War and the Urban Context”. Deadline- December 15, 2016 

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich: “Unsettled: A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territory”. The upcoming session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum - ALMA (Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law) and the Radzyner Law School of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), November 30, 2016.

Call for Papers: UCL Post Graduate and Early Careers Conference 2017 - The Art of Balancing: The Role of Law in Reconciling Competing Interests . Deadline: 25 December 2016.

Call for papers: Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law: Its Intellectual Roots, Related Limits and Potential. New Delhi, 25-26 August 2017. Deadline: 21 March 2017

Book Symposium on Prof. Patrick Macklem's "The Sovereignty of Human Rights". Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Law, The Minerva Center for Human Rights. Monday, 7 November 2016 at 14:30-18:00, Beit Maiersdorf, Hall 503 (5th floor), Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

International Symposium at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute: The Sykes-Picot Moment in the Middle East - Border Making, International Intervention and the Uncertain Legacy of WWI Diplomacy in the Middle East. Monday, 7 November, 2016 18:00-19:30

Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisis - Call for Papers by the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Deadline: September 15, 2016

Operational Earthquakes ForecastingUniversity of Haifa, June 20 - 22, 2016

International and Comparative Disaster Law essay competition, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), and the International Disaster Law Project (IDL) of the Universities of Bologna, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno. April 1, 2016.

International Workshop on Social Aspects of Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Security. June 21- 22, University of Haifa. 

The Academic Perspective on Cybersecurity Challenges. June 19, 2016, Tel Aviv University (pre-registrations required)

Legal Roundtable on The Intersection of IHL and Cyberspace: The 'Grand Challenges' of the Next Decade. Wednesday, June 22 (during Cyber week) 09:30-12:30, Tel Aviv University (pre-registrations required)

Regional War and Peace: Europe vs Middle East. June-6-2016

Call for Proposals: Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL) 45th Annual Conference - "The Promise of International Law: Solutions for the World’s Crises." Conference will take place November 3-5, 2016, in Ottawa. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2016.  

Prof. Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor for Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University: The Voice of a Jewish Skeptic:Legalism - A Reconstruction and Critique of Judith Shklar's Concept. Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 18:00.

The third IDL (International Disaster Law) course will be held at International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Villa Ormond in Sanremo, Italy from 13th to 17th June 2016.

Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the Occupied Territories- Call for Papers: 11th Annual Minerva-ICRC International Conference on Contemporary Challenges in International Humanitarian Law. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 28-29 November 2016. Dead line for submissions: July 1, 2016

The Changing Face of Migration: Future Challenges for Societies. The 4th Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration. Ruppin Academic Center, Israel,  May 23- May 24, 2016

Roundtable Discussion: Germany and the Refugee-Crisis - Opportunities and Risks. Center for German Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 16th, 2016

 Fried-Gal Colloquium,  Transitional Justice: International, Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. The Minerva Center for Human Rights, Mount Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 15-23, 2016. 

The Global Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 Panel. Wednesday June 22 (during the 6th annual Israel’s International Cyber Week between June 19th -23rd, 2016). Tel Aviv University.

The Rule of Crisis: Crisis Legislation, Emergencies and the Rule of Law. Friday 29th April 2016, Maison Française d'Oxford, Oxford, OX2 6SE

Rights Under Pressure: practising constitutional law in turbulent times -London School of Economics Law Matters public lecture, May 10, 2016

Call for Papers: Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? Could we? Should we? The Hugo Valentin Centre at the Uppsala University and the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice, October 6-8, 2016. Deadline: May 30th, 2016

International Disaster Law Course, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, 13-17 June 2016.

Call for papers - The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law – Expert round table at Exeter, 22-23 September, 2016. Deadline: 20 may, 2016.

Call for Submissions: IJRL (The International Journal of Refugee Law) Special Issue on "1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees: 50th Anniversary". Deadline - 31 August 2016.

Prof. Yishai Beer (IDC) will present his article: Humanity Considerations Cannot Reduce War’s Hazards Alone: Revitalizing the Concept of Military Necessity. Upcoming session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Herzliya.

Call for Panel Proposals: International Law Weekend 2016. Deadlin: April 9, 2016. International Law Weekend (ILW)  will be held 27-29 October 2016 in New York City.

Call for Papers: International Law and Human Rights in Crisis (Postgraduate Conference). The International Law and Human Rights Unit, part of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. Deadline for submission: 1st April 2016.  conference will take place on June 14-15, 2016  

Challenges to the Effectiveness of EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies - FRAME Workshop - University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) - 11-12/04/2016

Call for papers: The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field 21–23 June 2016, Exeter, United Kingdom

Upcoming session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum: Autonomous Systems and Autonomous Weapons. The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, March 30, 2016.

Prof. Ariela Gross - The “New Abolitionism, International Law, and the Memory of Slavery”, the opening event in the lecture series: Human Rights, International Law, and the Limits of Sovereignty. Tel Aviv University, 29 February 2016.

The Minerva Center for the Study of the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions invites proposals for research activities, aimed at analyzing the various aspects of legal regulation of emergencies. Deadline: February 20, 2016. For details see here.

Greece in the Eye of the Cyclone: An Inside Perspective – a series of lectures at the Van Leer Institute, January – June 2016

Call for Abstracts –  Refugees, Migrants and Cosmopolitics conference, New Europe College, Bucharest, 3-4 June, 2016. Deadline: March 15, 2016

Call for Papers– Symposium on Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions, The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa with University of Hamburg and Boston College Law School, under the auspices of Israeli Association of Public Law, 18 July 2016. Submission deadline - February 1, 2016. 

Call for Applications: Human Rights Under Pressure, Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Apply by February 21, 2016 

Crisis, Emergency and Risk Communications in the 21st Century: An Interdisciplinary Seminar. Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, Wagner College in Staten Island, New York and the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, Jerusalem, Hadassah College Campus, 10-11 January 2016

Documentation, Interrogation and Criminalization of Torture in Israel.  Hebrew University, December 27, 2015(Hebrew). 

Open Call: Human Insecurity, State Fragility and Complex Humanitarian Crises in the Mediterranean. Re-Thinking International Responses working group. Dr. Benedetta Berti, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Submit by December 31, 2015.

Economics and Conflict. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Department of Economics, Room 4212, January 13-14, 2016.

How International Law Works in Times of Crisis -Call for Papers: 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law. Riga, Latvia,  8 - 10 September 2016.

Call for papers - The United Nations Security Council: Contemporary Threats to Its Legitimacy and Performance. Published Dec. 7, 2015, Deadline: May 22-25, 2016.

Luis Moreno Ocampo, Former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC): Learning from Reality: International and Foreign Courts’ Interventions in the Israel/Palestine Conflict. Monday, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 14th, 2015.

Cyber Challenges to Democracy and Civil Rights. December 10-11, 2015, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law​​, ​Aviva & Sammy Ofer Observatory, Eshkol Tower, 30th floor.​

Adv. Tom Gal will present her article: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy. The Joint International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Forum, Monday, November 30, 2015, 18:30 

Emergency and Normality in the Twentieth Century. The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. November 22-23, 2015, Jerusalem

The 10th Annual Minerva Center for Human Rights / ICRC International Conference on International Humanitarian Law:Reassessing Developments in the Laws of Armed Conflict, Jerusalem, 15-17 November 2015

ALMA (Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law), and  the Radzyner Law School of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum: Adv. Eitan Diamond talk on: Separating Land, Separating People: Legal Analysis of Access Restrictions between Gaza and the West Bank. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 18:30.

 The Nuremberg Academy 2015 Annual Forum entitled “The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges”,November 20-21, 2015. 

Call for papers: The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Annual Workshop 2016: Accountability for Transnational Counter-Terrorism Operations. 10-11 March 2016. Proposals deadline: 15 October 2015.

'Europe in Crisis': new essay series hosted by Reluctant Internationalist research group, Birkbeck, University of London,  by Jessica Reinisch. Published: October 2, 2015.

Fifth Global Conference of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) Jerusalem 26-29 June 2016 - Call for Papers and link to site

The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges. November 20 and 21, 2015, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

 INSCT & NATO CCDCOE  Workshop on Human Rights in Cyberspace, Tallinn, Estonia Oct. 1 and 2, 2015.

The Polio Vaccination Campaign of Summer 2013 in Israel - Critical Assessments. The Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel-Aviv University,July 13, 2015. 

Call For Papers:  Open Journal of Social Sciences, Special Issue on Understanding and Combating Violence and Terrorism in Global Society.  Manuscripts Due: July 23rd, 2015.

Call for papers: NEEDS - The First Conference in North European Emergency and Disaster Studies. University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 9-11 December 2015. Deadline for Abstract submission: 15 August 2015.

Call for proposals: Workshop on “International Organisations and the Rule of Law: Perils and Promise”, to be held in Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, Wellington, New Zealand, 7–8 December 2015. Deadline for submissions: 15 July, 2015 

Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandate in International Law. June 21-22, 2015, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Global Rule of Law Exchange Call for Think Pieces & Practice Notes “Development and the Rule of Law: from Research to Practice".Abstracts submission: by 30 June 2015. 

Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandate in International Law, Jerusalem, 21-22 June 2015.

The 5th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference, Tel Aviv University, June 23rd and 24th, 2015, followed by Roundtables on the 25th.

Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni: Reflections on Peace: But Where is Justice and Reconciliation? The Minerva Center for Human Rights, Jerusalem. Colloquium on Transitional Justice, May 25, 2015

Constitutional Agendas – fifth annual international symposium, Radzyner Law School at IDC Herzliya. Sunday, May 31st 2015.

Israel and International Criminal Law: Local and Global Issues. Inaugural conference at the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic at Radzyner Law School, Herzliya. Thursday, May 21st 2015.

Conference: Urgency and Human Rights.  Addressing urgent human rights situations pending litigation. 29 & 30 May 2015. Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The International Law Programme at Chatham House and Doughty Street are hosting an event on Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes 19 May 2015 

Call for Proposals:Expert workshop on Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific, to be held at UNSW on Friday 24 July 2015 (by 25 May 2015)

 Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, Arizona State University, May 8, 2015

Towards a New Law of War - Shurat HaDin Conference in Jerusalem. May 4-5, Dan Jerusalem Hotel

Jewish Rights, Minority Rights, Human Rights: Towards a Historical Genealogy of the Human Rights Discourse in the 20th Century - The Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel Aviv University, 18-19/ 03/2015 

Call for Paper Proposals: Environmental Regulation: Experimenting Across Scales. International Research Workshop, 29 Nov.- 1 Dec. Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan and Open Universities

Crisis in Ukraine Symposium: Between the Law, Power and Principle Self-Determination, Constitution Making and the Crisis in Ukraine. Friday, February 13, 2015 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law, University of California, Berkeleyץ

Symposium: This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Friday, February 13, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN

Call For Papers Oxford Journals : Special Issue 2016, Theme : Reconsidering Appropriate Responses to Victims of Conflict. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2015.

Call for papers: International Conference on 'Solidarity in Hard Times. Solidarity and the European Social Model in times of economic crisis' Madrid, Spain, 11-12 June 2015

Call for Papers:International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes. University of Basel, Law Faculty, 4 September 2015

IFRC (International Federation of the Red Cross) First Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest (deadline Jan. 30)

Dreaming of the International Rule of Law – A History of International Courts and Tribunals. European Society of International Law (ESIL)'s  Interest Group "History of International Law" invites submissions for aworkshop on the annual ESIL conference. For 2015, Oslo has been chosen as venue, around the theme "The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing? Call for proposals deadline- 15 February 2015.

Unamendability and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments Video Interviewwith Yaniv Roznai,Research Director at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions

Second edition of the International Disaster Law Course is now open for application. The Course is organized jointly by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Law Programme (IFRC), the IDL Project and conducted by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of Sanremo, Italy.