ALMA Newsletter - April 2017

Dear friends,

Welcome to our April issue of the ALMA Newsletter, which includes the most recent news, updates and developments on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). In the aftermath of  the American  strike on a Syrian airfield, commentators continue to debate the legal basis for this practice. Accordingly, this Newsletter is dedicated, in part, to the contributions concerning recent practice in IHL.
We would also take the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the 29th Jean Pictet IHL Competition - Buenos Aires University, and the 4th Clara Barton IHL Competition - University of Minnesota. 

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Season's greetings,
Ido Rosenzweig  
ALMA Chairman.

Calls for Papers

1) Call for Panel Proposals: International Law Weekend 2017, which will take place October 19-21, 2017, in New York City. The Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted .online by April 30, 2017

2) Call for submissions: Special issue on "The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and  International Humanitarian Law", The journal Human Rights & International Legal Discourse. Abstracts shall be submitted by July 1, 2017.

3) Call for Submissions: Nuclear Weapons and International Law: Visions of a Plural World. Proposals for contributions are to be sent until May 15, 2017

4) Call for papers: Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law, which will be held on September 15-16, 2017 at the University of Hamburg. Abstracts shall be submitted by May 31, 2017. 

5) Call for papers: Masaryk University will organize a seminar for the selection of Israeli and Central European doctorate students (10 in total) in Telč in July 2017. The theme is "Democracy in crisis: The stability of democratic regimes in light of social, political, religious, economic, and security changes." Deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.

6) Call for papers: The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence welcomes submissions that engage with the theme of 'Crisis and Law'Papers are to be submitted by May 5, 2017.

7) Call for Papers: Católica Graduate Legal Research Conference 2017' which will be held in Lisbon on September 21-22, 2017, welcomes papers on the topic of 'Law in the Area of Technological Change'. Abstracts are to be submitted by May 20, 2017.

IHL Articles & Media

Publications concerning the strike on the Syrian airbase

2) Kevin Jon Heller, Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention is Illegal and Potentially Criminal (Opinio Juris) 

3) Ryan GoodmanRobert S. Taylor: On the Syria Strikes and Future of Non-UN Humanitarian Action (Just Security)

4) Stephen GriffinThe Fog of War Powers (Just Security) 

5) Milena Sterio, ‘Syria: The (Il)legality of the United States’ Use of Force Against Assad’ (INTLAWGRRLS)

6) Anthea Roberts, ‘Syrian Strikes: A Singular Exception or a Pattern and a Precedent? (EJIL: talk!)

7) Rebecca Ingber, International Law is Failing Us in Syria (Just Security)

8) Ryan GoodmanMaking Sense of the Allegations that U.S. Military Struck a Mosque in Syria (Just Security)

9) Chris O'MearaUnited States’ Missile Strikes in Syria: Should International Law Permit Unilateral Force to Protect Human Rights? (EJIL: Talk!)

10) ALMA's IHL Forum - Recent Events in Syria (ALMA-IHL)

Other recent IHL publications 

1) Michael Schmitt and Lt. Cdr. Peter BarkerThe Mother of All Bombs”: Understanding the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Weapon (Just Security)
    7) Katharine Fortin, New Intercross Podcast: Intersection of IHL andIslam with Dr. Ahmed Al-Dawoody (Armed Groups and International Law) 

    9) The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross, War in Citiesis out (IRRC No 901)

    @ALMA_IHL Selected Tweets

    1) #IHLvideo: ALMA's #IHL Forum - Recent Events in Syria  via YouTube 

    2) #IHLarticle: West Bank: #ICRC Office in Hebron Attacked .@ICRC

    3) #IHLarticle Robert S. Taylor: On the Syria Strikes & Future of Non-UN Humanitarian Action .@rgoodlaw .@just_security

    4) Damascus: #Syria team wins the Regional Humanitarian Law competition for students from Arab universities #IHL .@ICRC

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