CFP: PG Conference in International Law and Human Rights @ University of Liverpool [March 26-27]: Submit by Jan 12

2nd University of Liverpool Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: The Notion of Change will he held at International Law and Human Rights Management School, University of Liverpool on 26th – 27th March 2018.

Call for Papers

The theme of the conference is: ‘The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights’. The theme is to be conceived in the broadest possible sense.

Issues may range from the role that international law and/or human rights plays in facilitating change, whether international law in fact provides a barrier to change, particular fields that are facing or likely to face changes (e.g. migration, secession) or worldwide phenomena (e.g. climate change).

Papers outside these areas that still fall under the broad theme are also welcomed. Papers may deal with, but again are not limited to:

Public International Law
Conflict and Security Law
International Court and Tribunals
International Organisations and Global Governance
International Criminal Law
Migration and Refugee Law
Minority Rights, Self-Determination and Secession Processes
Cultural Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Rights of Children, Women and Persons with Disabilities
International Law and the Global Economy
Climate Change and Environmental Law

We encourage paper and poster proposals from postgraduate students who specialise in international law, human rights or related subjects and welcome contributions from doctrinal, normative, historical, conceptual and comparative perspectives.

The conference offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to present and discuss their work in a stimulating and friendly academic environment, among peers with similarly oriented research interests.

Soap Box Session

Alternatively, we also welcome proposals for our ‘soap box session’. Here, speakers have just 5 minutes to air a controversial legal argument against the clock. They then have 10 minutes to defend this view against a critical audience! This is a dynamic forum for short presentations on bold ideas or controversial legal views.


Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short biography (no more than 100 words) to

Please indicate whether you are applying to present a paper, poster or ‘soapbox’.

Applicants are welcome to submit proposals for more than one format.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 12th January 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be given by Friday 19th January 2018.



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