Category Archives: Human Rights

Transitions in/to Democracy: Contemporary Chances and Challenges

Date(s) of Conference:

October 29-31, 2012

Location:

Jerusalem

Description:

This conference seeks to examine the diverse and complex interactions between transitional justice and democracy.

Contact Information:

http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/lsnann/ann12102.html

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Call for Papers: AALS International Human Rights

Call for Papers:

The International Human Rights Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) has issued a call for papers for its January 2013 Annual Meeting.  The topic is International Human Rights in Times of Conflict and the call is specifically for New Voices in Human Rights.  The deadline to submit a paper is September 4, 2012 and papers should be sent to Professor William Dunlap at Quinnipiac University. 

Contact Information:

william.dunlap@quinnipiac.edu

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2012/05/aals-international-human-rights-call-for-papers.html

The Politics of Justice: From a Human Rights Revolution to Global Justice?

Date(s) of Conferences:

October 12-13, 2012

Location:

The Hague Academic Coalition

Description:

This conference will critically reflect  on the politics of law and international justice from both legal and inter-disciplinary perspectives. Guiding themes include:

  1. The rights revolution and contemporary challenges
  2. International criminal justice: challenging impunity through law and other justice efforts
  3. Global justice and international law?

Contact Information:

Dr. Jeff Handmaker
handmaker@iss.nl

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=da8617f3eb8a6817337cd8799&id=dde728ac92&e=ef5d1ee7f3

Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking

Date(s) of Conference:

October 11-13, 2012

Location:

Lincoln, Nebraska

Description:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is proud to host the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. We welcome researchers from non-governmental organizations, academia, and governmental agencies. This is a conference run along traditional academic paper-presentation lines, intended to spread knowledge, provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research and professional work, and provide an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.

Contact Information:

Dr. Ari Kohen
akohen2@unl.edu 
(402) 472-3214

http://humantrafficking.unl.edu/

Call for Papers: 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics

Call for Papers:

The 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 20-22, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholm University in Aula Magna. The conference is arranged by Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, the Ratio Institute and Jönköping International Business School in cooperation with EALE.  Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit electronically the paper (at least in its draft form) and a short abstract following the online procedure at http://www.eale.org.   Priority in the selection will be given to completed papers.

Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including: Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Comparative Law and Economics – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process  – Market and Non-market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Property rights, property law and growth – Public and Administrative Law – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems.  Emphasis on European laws, systems and institutions is welcome

Important dates:

• Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2012

• Communication of Acceptance: June 15, 2012

• Early registration by: June 30, 2012

• Final papers due by: July 30, 2012

Contact Information:

http://www.eale.org/conference/eale2012

Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture

Date(s) of Conference:

February 15-16, 2012

Location:

American University Washington College of Law

Description:

Stakeholders across the globe will participate in this conference to enhance the use of forensic evidence to expose torture. The conference concludes a three-year global project to strengthen the collaboration of practitioners in the use of medical expertise for strategic litigation cases and the fight against torture. Topics will include national, regional and international best practices, challenges and emerging developments.

Contact Information:

Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education
secle@wcl.american.edu
202.274.4075

http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2012/20120215.cfm

Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: Researching Vulnerable Populations 2012 Interdisciplinary Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

February 16-18, 2012

Location:

The LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th Street
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Description:

This conference seeks to bring together experts for a cross-disciplinary discussion about the research challenges involved in studying vulnerable populations enmeshed in sex trafficking in the United States. It is formatted for those who have research results or ideas, who wish to inform their peers of the work of their non-governmental or governmental organization, or who wish to fund anti-trafficking efforts and research.

Contact Information:

Susan M. Shaw, Ph.D.
Professor of Women Studies
Transitional Director of the School of Language, Culture, and Society
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-3082
sshaw@oregonstate.edu

http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/sextrafficking2012/