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. This year’s Conference will comprise of invited presentations by senior academics and experts in fields related to the Conference theme, unpublished paper presentations in panel format, and paper presentations in roundtable discussions.
Ours is an era of technological revolutions, characterised by profound transformations in social, economic and legal structures. 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.
Professor Benedict Kingsbury, NYU School of Law, to deliver the Keynote address.
Professor Michael Schmitt, University of Exeter.
Professor Mark Leiser, Leiden University.
The deadline for abstracts for both panel and roundtable presentations is Monday, December 3rd 2018. Submissions should be made via https://cambridgejournalofinternatlandcomplaw.submittable.com/submit/127761/call-for-papers-2019-cilj-conference.
Papers for panel presentations: Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted together with your CV (separately uploaded). Successful applicants will be notified by email by Monday, January 14th, 2019. The authors of selected papers will be required to submit a 2,000-word extended abstract to [email protected] by Friday, 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 (separately uploaded). Successful applicants will be notified by email by Monday, 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 Friday, March 1st, 2019.
Please indicate on your abstract which presentation format you are submitting to. Authors that will present at the Conference will also be invited to submit their papers to be considered for publication in Volume 8(2), the conference issue of the Journal, to be published in December 2019, subject to the normal double-blind peer-review process. Authors will be contacted about this after the Conference.
Further information will be posted on the CILJ website in due course. In the interim, please contact [email protected] with any question or concerns.