Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

Ulster uNiThe Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (Ulster University) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender to be held on Friday, 8 May 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Date: Friday, 8 May 2015, 09:00 – 18:30

Venue: Ulster University, York St campus (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

This symposium seeks to explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration is based in feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. More specifically, feminist theorizing acknowledges that women’s needs during times of occupation, conflict, and/or transition are often ignored, sidelined or essentialised; recent research is also looking into masculinities during these periods. While much research has explored transitional justice and gender, there has been limited research on the relationship and complexities of occupation and gender. Furthermore, there is a dearth of research on how these three concepts intersect, inform and/or impact each other. Some questions to be explored during the symposium may include: Continue reading “Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender”

Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons

Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed onlCLM logoine journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer a platform for interaction that encourages greater scholarly and academic collaboration in the areas of social policy, law and community development, promoting the practice of community economic development law and policy in Ireland and learning about these initiatives in other countries.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 10th April 2015

This edition will explore the theme of the older person in the context of law, human rights and advocacy.  Is the older person’s voice sometimes disregarded or devalued in society?  The aim of this edition is to discuss a number of key legal and policy issues of relevance to older persons.  Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to, retirement and employment rights, discrimination, elder abuse, assisted decision-making and capacity, elder mediation, the rights of grandparents, minimum adequate income, legal practice and advocacy in the context of older persons.

This edition seeks to examine the issues arising for the older person and the rights engaged, to stimulate debate, to encourage reflective practice, to highlight casework and evidence, and to engage a global audience.

Submissions are welcome from practitioners and academics working across a broad spectrum of professions and academic disciplines.

If you are interested in writing an article, a book review or case‐study, please email:

To access previous editions of the journal and for more information, go to our new website here

Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons

Call for Papers: Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

University of UlsterKristian Lanslett is a lecturer in criminology in University of Ulster.

The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice (Trinity College Dublin), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster) invite proposals for a one- day postgraduate student research seminar to be held on Friday 7 November 2014.

This year’s event, on human rights, transitional justice and peace building, will encourage interdisciplinary exchange and networking around challenging questions which arise for societies emerging from conflict or dealing with the legacy of human rights abuses. Papers are invited from current PhD students, from any discipline, whose work relates strongly to the theme.

Researchers wishing to be considered should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, with their name, institution, discipline, year of study, and a 200 word biography by 31 August 2014, to Gwawr McGirr, email . Places are necessarily limited, so unfortunately not every paper may be able to be accepted. We anticipate that final acceptances will be notified by the end of September. Non- presenting participants will then be welcome to register to attend, subject only to limitations of space.

About the research day: This conference is being run by and for postgraduate students from universities across Ireland, in conjunction with the Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice (Trinity College Dublin), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster).

Accepted papers will be organised into thematic panels, with short (max. 12 minute) summary paper presentations followed by expert feedback from an established academic in the field, then general Q&A. While there is no registration fee, and lunch will be provided on the day, we regret that we are unable to cover travel and accommodation costs.

This event takes place during the Belfast version of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, 1-8 November, and so there will also be other events of interest happening across the city

About TJI: The Transitional Justice Institute, attached to the University of Ulster School of Law, studies the role of law and legal institutions in moves from conflict to peace. See

About CPCJ: The Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at Trinity College Dublin explores how societies come to terms with episodes of extreme violence in war, civil war and prolonged civil and political unrest. See

About IRiSS: The Institute for Research in Social Sciences at the University of Ulster works on a broad range of social and public policy matters. See

Call for Papers: Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Graduate Conference: Call for Papers

CCJHRThe Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th June, 2014 and is putting out a call for papers. The conference is specifically aimed at those who are undertaking doctoral research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.

The theme for this year’s event is “Justice and Dignity under Challenge.” The aim is to reflect upon how intransigent law making can negatively impact upon human rights protection and criminal law. The theme will encourage debate on the challenging questions which arise when interpreting the law in rapidly changing and unstable times.

This international two-day event will attract promising research scholars from Ireland, the UK and Europe in the areas of law, politics, philosophy and the related social sciences. We are especially interested in paper that relate to human rights, criminal justice, criminal law or the intersection of these fields. However, we also welcome papers dealing with issues outside these areas that fall within the broader theme of the conference. Papers will be streamed thematically, with previous years including such sessions as:

  • Governance and Security
  • Issues in Privacy and Surveillance Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender and the Law
  • Refugee Law and Policy
  • Human Rights in Society
  • Technology and State Security
  • Gender Law and Sexuality
  • International Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Medical and Mental Health Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Contemporary Discourse in Criminal Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Crime and Criminalisation
  • Civil Liberties

The keynote speakers will be Professor Jeremy Waldron of the University of Oxford and Professor Carol Sanger of Columbia University.

The Organising Committee is especially interested in papers that relate to human rights, criminal justice, criminal law or the intersection of these fields from a national, European or international perspective. Abstracts are welcome from scholars from disciplines outside of law (such as politics, social studies, sociology and philosophy) who are working on related topics.

The best paper of the conference will receive a prize of €200 which is sponsored by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the Organising Committee by Friday, 30th March 2014. Successful conference submissions will be notified by Friday, 15th April 2014. To be considered for the best paper and the opportunity to present at the plenary session, full papers should be submitted by May 20th 2014. For further information and registration details please visit:

Please note that a CPD Certificate of Attendance will be available for this conference

Submission and further enquiries should be directed to

UCC Law Graduate Conference, Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland


Twitter: @CCJHRlawucc

UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Graduate Conference: Call for Papers

IALT Conference, Belfast, November 2013: Call for Papers

IALTHuman Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr Noel McGrath, President, Irish Association of Law Teachers

Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT) Annual Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS

The IALT Annual Conference will take place at the Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November 2013.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Changing Times for the Legal Professions – Re-evaluating the Role of the Law Teacher

Call for Papers

The call for papers for the conference is now open, and abstracts (maximum 300 words) are invited on any area of law. Conference papers are welcome in any area of law and need not specifically address the conference theme.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please email your abstract to the Continue reading “IALT Conference, Belfast, November 2013: Call for Papers”

IALT Conference, Belfast, November 2013: Call for Papers

Relaunch of the Irish Journal of European Law

The Irish Society for European Law is pleased to announce, on the 21st birthday of the leading international journal on Irish-European legal issues, its relaunch in electronic format. Published in print since 1992, the journal will make its first appearance as an e-journal in early 2014, with one volume to be published annually.

The journal is double peer reviewed. It is under new editorial direction with greater flexibility in style and content of submissions, and an editorial board of both practitioners and academics.

Long articles (indicative length 8,000 – 12,000 words) and shorter articles (3,000-4,000 words), and analyses of any length of recent developments are invited.  While submissions on Irish-European legal issues are of special interest, the Journal welcomes submissions on all areas of European law. In addition to the more traditional form of academic article, comment and opinion pieces on European-Irish affairs with a legal dimension, are also welcomed.

Submissions are to be sent to by 1 November 2013 in WORD format, size 12 font, single-spaced, referencing style guide OSCOLA Ireland, available here

Relaunch of the Irish Journal of European Law

Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

iyilThe editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law welcome submissions for publication the next volume. Articles should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Selected papers will appear in Vol VII of the Yearbook. An annual, peer reviewed publication, the Irish Yearbook of International Law is committed to the publication of articles of general interest in international law as well as articles that have a particular connection to, or relevance for, Ireland. Articles are usually 10,000 to 12,000 words in length, although longer pieces will be considered. The Yearbook also publishes a small number of shorter articles and notes, which should not exceed 6,000 words.

Authors are asked to conform to the Hart Publishing house style. Submissions, comprising a brief 100-word abstract, article and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent to both Siobhán Mullally ( and Fiona de Londras ( by 21 June 2013. People wishing to review a particular title in the Yearbook’s book review section are also invited to contact the editors.

Initial enquiries can be directed to either or both Editors. Further information on the Yearbook (including style guide) is available at the IYIL website:


Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

Call for Papers Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2013

The School of Law at NUI Galway will host the Irish Society of Comparative Law 5th Annual Conference on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of May 2013 in Galway.  The theme for the Irish Society of Comparative Law’s Annual Conference 2013 is ‘Comparative Public Law’.  Papers placing Irish public law in comparative perspective are especially encouraged, but any topic in comparative or legal systems may be proposed including private law topics.  Proposals for thematic panels of papers are also welcomed.

The primary objective of the Irish Society of Comparative Law is to encourage the comparative study of law and legal systems.  Students fully registered for a masters in law, or law-related area (LL.M, MA) are encouraged to submit papers, and the 2nd ISCL Young Researcher Prize will be awarded to the best paper delivered by a student in this category.

Proposals for papers for the 2013 conference should be short (250 words max) and sent to Charles O’Mahony at  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 15 February 2013.  Applicants will be notified by Thursday 28th February 2013 if their paper proposal is successful.  There will be an opportunity for poster presentations (Posters A1 size) to be displayed in the foyer of the conference venue, Aras Moyola.  Poster presenters are expected to attend the conference in the normal way and to be available to discuss their work.  You do not have to be a member of the ISCL to propose a paper or be selected to present a poster.  Registration forms and additional information will be available early in 2013.

The Irish Society of Comparative Law was established in June 2008 and is recognised by the International Academy of Comparative Law.  The ISCL is open to those interested in Irish and comparative law.  Its purpose is to encourage the comparative study of law and legal systems and to seek affiliation with individuals and organisations with complementary aims. Queries regarding the ISCL should be directed to Niamh Connolly at

The School of Law, NUI Galway has a long and distinguished tradition of teaching law and legal scholarship since 1849.  The School of Law is comprised of full-time professors and lecturers who are academics producing research across a number of fields including human rights law, international and comparative disability law and policy, legal theory, criminal law, commercial law, maritime law and media law.  Large national and international research projects, international conferences and guest lectures are organised under the auspices of the School of Law and its research centres, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy.  The School of Law is home to a thriving Ph.D programme and offers a number of taught LL.M programmes including a dynamic LL.M in Public Law.

Call for Papers Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2013

Call for Papers: Hibernian Law Journal

Established in 1999, the Hibernian Law Journal is a legal journal co-ordinated by trainee and newly-qualified solicitors.  Its multidisciplinary focus facilitates detailed argument and discussion on a wide range of topics such as e-commerce, environmental law, the European Convention on Human Rights, intellectual property, public private partnerships, criminal law, child law and financial services law.

The Editorial Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2011 edition.  The Hibernian Law Journal offers an excellent opportunity for legal scholars to have their work published in a peer-reviewed academic forum. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Hibernian Law Journal”

Call for Papers: Hibernian Law Journal