November 5, 2018

Call for Papers: 8th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference 2019

The Editors of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) and the Conference Convenors welcome submissions for the Cambridge International Law Conference 2019, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 20th and 21st of March 2019. The IILJ’s faculty director, Benedict Kingsbury, will deliver the Keynote address.

THEME

This year, the Conference invites the submission of papers under the theme New Technologies: New Challenges for Democracy and International Law. The Conference is interested in papers which explore and reflect on the ways in which the proliferation of novel technologies challenge foundational assumptions, principles, and norms in international law, and influence democratic institutions and processes. The Conference is interested in a broad range of topics, including but not limited to, issues pertaining to cyberspace, big data, digital economy companies, information and communications, artificial intelligence, or other technological innovations, and their implications for global governance and regulation; global justice and development; the laws of war; international human rights, labour and employment law; data privacy; trade and investment law and law of state responsibility, sovereignty and democratic decision-making.

ABSTRACTS

The deadline for abstracts for both panel and roundtable presentations is December 3rd 2018.

Papers for panel presentations: Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted together with your CV. Successful applicants will be notified by email by January 14th 2019. The authors of selected papers will be required to submit a 2,000-word extended abstract to conference@cilj.co.uk by February 15th 2019.

Papers for roundtable discussion: This year the Conference will include paper presentations in roundtable format. The authors of selected papers will present their full papers after which a designated commentator will comment, followed by an open discussion for all participants. Abstracts of no more than 750 words should be submitted together with your CV. Successful applicants will be notified by email by January 14th 2019. The authors of selected papers will be required to submit a full paper of up to 10,000 words in length (including footnotes) by March 1st 2019.