The Brazilian Journal of International Law (RDI) invites submissions for a
special issue on Southern Narratives of International Law to be published in
2018. The issue will be edited by Professors Arthur Giannattasio
(Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo), Fabio Morosini
(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre), and Michelle
Ratton Sanchez Badin (Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo)
In the last decades, alternative narratives about international law have
attempted to reframe the field beyond the modern Western European
narratives. In such an attempt to present a contribution to international
legal thinking outside and beyond a northern perspective, a new agenda for
international law (teaching and research agenda, methods and analytical
frameworks) is being pursued by academics in the global south or by
academics who are concerned with the challenges that the global south is
pressing on international legal theory. Indeed, global south approaches are
associated with unveiling and reconceptualizing exclusion and of the role of
the excluded in the international legal order. This call for papers aims at
raising consciousness around the role of the global south in the theory of
international law, to understand and to propose concepts and institutional
experiences derived from those multilevel pure and applied criticisms to
positivist theories and value-free doctrines. Thus, this call and its
Special Editors encourage submissions on a variety of themes that address
international law from that alternative standpoint. Suggested topics
include, but are not limited to:
1) What does it mean to think critically in international law?
2) Traditional international law versus critical international law:
epistemology and ontological differences.
3) Critical analysis of International Law and Normative Spaces: Differences
between Global North and Global South Approaches.
4) International law and its critics: contributions from NAIL, TWAIL,
Postcolonial theory, Decoloniality, Feminism, Queer theory, Race theory,
Transcivilizational approaches, Imperialism, Postmodernism, and others.
5) International law and national identities.
6) Do all critical approaches to international law fit into Southern
7) Using history and empirical studies to criticize international law.
8) International law and exclusion: actors, processes, norms, narratives.
9) Critical analysis of international law and teaching methods: challenges
for the traditional curriculum.
10) Practicing critical international legal thinking: experiences and
11) Beyond criticism: how can the current international law system benefit
from new Southern critical studies?
· THE JOURNAL
The Brazilian Journal of International Law is a double-blind peer-reviewed
journal which publishes academic papers related to issues addressed by
public and private international law. Ranked by the Brazilian National
Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development as Qualis A1 in Law, RDI
is becoming an important academic asset in the quest for development and
construction of critical views about international law.
· SUBMISSION PROCESS
Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Articles in English are strongly recommended. Manuscript revisions will be
in the language of submission. Non-native speakers are strongly encouraged
to have their paper read by a native speaker. The Journal will reject
articles if the level of chosen language is insufficient.
It adopts a double-blind peer-review policy. The response from the first
review will normally be provided within 30 days from the submission. Authors
are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within 10
Authors should preferably hold a PhD and/or have a strong
professional/academic background in International Law and History of
International Law at the time of submission. The editors will reject
manuscripts before review if they are not suitable for the journal, e.g.
because of inadequate or imprecise analytical development, inconsistent
formatting or non-compliance with our submission guidelines, and poor
writing style (this list is not exhaustive).
The deadline for submission is 31st October 2017.
All content published by the Journal, except where identified, is licensed
under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC. This will ensure the widest
dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of articles. The
“article” is defined as comprising the final, definitive, and citable
Version of Scholarly Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in
its final and revised form, including the text, abstract, and all
accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material.
As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any
proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data,
audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplemental material
you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as
“derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table
that derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of
short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes
of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the
quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.
· MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this
journal are provided below.
The Journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have
not been submitted elsewhere, that they have not been published already, nor
are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.
Contributions must report original research and will be subjected to review
by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.
- GENERAL GUIDELINES
· Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, space between
lines 1.5 throughout the manuscript (including all quotations, endnotes and
· Pages should be numbered consecutively.
· Notes should be listed consecutively at the end of the article
(endnotes), and clearly marked in the text at the point of punctuation by
superior numbers. Endnotes should be used for clarification purposes only.
· Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format (.doc). PDF files will not
· All the authors of a paper must attach their short curriculum vitae (CV),
which must consist of a single one paragraph-text of 100-120 words in
length, each. This is to be done online during the submission process.
· The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where
the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation
during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a
footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the
article is accepted.
· All manuscripts submitted should be free from jargon and be written as
clearly and concisely as possible. Non-discriminatory language is mandatory.
Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
· All submissions should be made online via
Articles should be based on original research and develop an original
argument falling within the scope of the journal. The articles are subjected
to a blind-peer review and must include:
· Abstract of up to 200 words
· 5-7 keywords
· Main text
· References (at the end of the article)
· Acknowledgements (if appropriate)
· Table(s) and Figure(s) with caption(s) (on individual files) (if
· FURTHER INFORMATION
For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact:
Professor Dr. Nitish Monebhurrun — Editor of the Brazilian Journal of
Professor Dr. Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin - Guest Editor
Professor Dr. Fabio Morosini - Guest Editor
Professor Dr. Arthur Giannattasio – Guest Editor
Victoria University of Wellington's School of Law is looking to hire a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law. The job posting can be found here under Reference No. 1643: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies
The Dispute Resolution Interest Group (DRIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce a workshop to discuss academic works-in-progress on international dispute resolution. The purpose of the workshop is to help authors develop draft articles for publication, so authors will be required to submit a working draft before the workshop takes place.
The workshop will take place at the Lewis & Clark Law School on the afternoon of November 10, 2017. All participants will be expected to attend the entire workshop and to be prepared to comment on the other papers, up to a maximum of three. We are unfortunately unable to fund travel. An optional dinner for participants will be held in the evening, although it is not known yet whether the dinner will be hosted or no-host. Authors will not give formal presentations of their work. Rather, each accepted paper will be assigned a discussant, who will briefly introduce the paper, provide feedback to the author, and lead a discussion among participants. This format permits lively discussion of ideas and writings that may be inchoate or not yet fully developed.
Submissions are welcome from academics and practitioners around the world. Junior professionals, including aspiring and untenured academics, are encouraged to submit proposals. Any topic related to international dispute resolution will be considered. Submissions must be works in progress and should not have been submitted for publication.
Abstracts up to 500 words may be submitted by 5pm Pacific Time, July 15, 2016 to this folder. (A Dropbox account is not necessary to submit documents.) Abstracts will be reviewed by DRIG Co-Chairs Perry Bechky and Jennifer Permesly, together with George Foster of Lewis & Clark Law School and Aaron Simowitz of Willamette University College of Law.
The authors whose proposals are chosen will be informed in mid-August. All participants must submit a substantial work in progress by October 21, 2017, which will be circulated in advance of the workshop to all participants. It is expected that this work will consist of a working draft paper at least 20 pages long. Participants whose drafts are longer than 30 pages will be asked to focus the attention of the discussants and other participants on key excerpts.
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The positions of Lecturer and Early Career Fellow in International Law at the University of Edinburgh will be available from 1 August 2017. Details can be found here:
Lectureship/s in international economic law:
Early career fellow in international law:
King’s College London, in cooperation with the ESIL Interest Groups on International Courts and Tribunals and International Economic Law as well as SIEL, hosts a Conference on (State-to-State) Dispute Resolution in Free Trade Agreements on 26/27 May 2017 in London. The program is available here: 2017 London Conference.pdf. For more information and registration for the conference go to: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/law/newsevents/eventrecords/2017-london-seminar-on-trade.aspx
The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa in Arusha, Tanzania hosts a Seminar on the Emergence of New and Dynamic China-Africa Economic Relationships (22-24 Nov 2017), CfP here: China Africa IEL conference CfP 2017-final as sent.pdf
Congratulations to Luigi Pedreschi (European University Institute) on winning the 2016-2017 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for his essay entitled 'Balancing Efficacy with Space: Public Services in EU Trade’!
At the Conference of the European Society of International Law taking place in Naples, Italy, the ESIL International Economic Law Interest Group will convene a full day workshop, which will take place on 6 September 2017. Here's the call for papers: 170423 ESIL International Economic Law Interest Group.pdf
The University of Middlesex Mauritius Campus will hold the 4th Biennial Conference and First High Level Multi-Stakeholder Conference of the Africa Trade Policy Experts Roundtable (ATEPAR) on 8-10 November, 2017. The call for papers is available here.