Posts Tagged ‘Call for Papers’

Call for Papers: Postgraduate and ECR Workshop with Professor Lois McNay

‘Subjects Before the Law: Membership, Recognition and the Religious Dimensions of Women’s Citizenship.’

We invite PhD students and Early Career Researchers (no more than 3 years post-doc) from any discipline to apply to participate in a workshop, to take place on Thursday, September 9, 2010. The workshop is hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork, Ireland. The workshop is organised as part of an IRCHSS Thematic Project on Gender Equality, Religious Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Ireland.

The workshop organisers are Eoin Daly and Máiréad Enright.

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Call for Papers: Postgraduate Conference at CCJHR

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at University College Cork is pleased to announce its IV Annual Postgraduate Conference which will take place on Thursday, 29th April, 2010. The conference is aimed at those who are undertaking postgraduate research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.

The theme for this year’s event is “Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition.” The aim is to reflect upon how reactionary law making and the related rhetoric of crisis impact negatively on fundamental rights protection and the criminal law. We hope that this theme will encourage debate on the challenging and complex questions which arise when defining the remit of the law in changing and turbulent times.

This international one-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 papers 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 “Contemporary Discourse in Criminal Law”, “Civil Liberties, Technology and State Security Claims” and “International Law, Human Rights and Development Policy”.

The best paper of the conference will receive a prize of €200 which is sponsored by Griffith College, Cork.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the organising committee by Friday, 12th February 2010. Successful conference submissions will be notified by Friday, 26th February 2010. Submissions and further enquires should be directed to

Call for Papers: Global Ph.D/Post-Doctoral and Post Graduate Researchers Colloquium on Disability Law and Policy

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

A consortium of three leading national and international academic centers will host an inaugural colloquium for PhD candidates and post-doctoral/post-graduate researchers on disability law and policy.  The three centers are:

–          The Centre for Disability Law and Policy (National University of Ireland, Galway)

–          The Burton Blatt Institute (, Syracuse University)

–          The Richard Crossman Chair of Social Welfare & Social Planning, University of Haifa (Israel).

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI, Galway, will host the initial colloquium from 26-27 April 2010.  It will rotate to the other centers thereafter.

Research on disability law and policy reform has never been more urgent given the imperative of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This two-day event will play a significant part in bringing together an emerging community of scholars in the disability field whose ideas will shape the reform agenda for years to come.

The consortium accordingly invites submissions for consideration from PhD candidates and post-doctoral/post-graduate researchers (including JDs) from around the world for papers for the two-day colloquium.  The focus will be on law and public policy challenges and opportunities in implementing the new UN convention.  It is likely selected papers will be published in an edited volume or special journal issue.

Depending on the response to the call for papers, the colloquium may include, but not be limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Implementation strategies for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and ties to state law,
  • Regional law reform and policy challenges in the field of disability (e.g. Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe),
  • Law reform options with respect to legal capacity law,
  • Legislative, regulatory and policy options to achieve in areas such as:
  1. Independent Living
  2. Economic Independence
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Social and Civic Participation
  5. Stigma and Discrimination
  • Development aid and disability – international co-operation,
  • Providing an effective legal and policy basis for inclusive education,
  • The information revolution and disability – achieving eAccessibility,
  • The built environment – access and universal design,
  • Assistive technology developments, research, and markets,
  • Employment and disability – the use/limits of non-discrimination and other social policy tools,
  • Immigration and asylum law and policy issues,
  • The mental health field and the disability field – continuities and discontinuities,
  • Issues facing war veterans with disabilities and their families.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2010.   Abstracts should be included in the application form below and emailed to

For further information, please see the contact details below.  If you have any specific requirements, do not hesitate to contact the Event Office.

Call for Papers: Economic and Social Rights Panel at the Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference

November 4, 2009 1 comment

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) is pleased to invite submissions of conference abstracts (max. 250 words) for a core panel (or panels) on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These papers will be delivered at the Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference on 5-6 March 2010 at Queen’s University Belfast.

The convenors of this panel would especially welcome papers which cover the following areas:

• Theoretical Implications of ESR,
• Welfare States and ESR;
• Courts and ESR;
• Public Services, Privatisation and ESR;
• The European Convention on Human Rights and ESR;
• Extraterritorial ESR obligations;
• Constitutions/Bills of Rights and ESR;
• Monitoring and Enforcement of ESR;
• Non-State Actors and ESR;
• Migration and ESR;
• Cultural Rights and ESR.

Dr. Aoife Nolan (QUB) and Mr. Liam Thornton (UU, Magee) will be convening this panel. Please forward all abstracts to Mr. Thornton ( by December 18th 2009.

Call for papers – Sibéal Listens: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Gender and Women’s Studies

October 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Sibéal Listens:

Fresh Voices and New Directions in Feminist and Gender Research

Call for papers for a one and a half day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on gender and women’s studies to be held on the 26-27 November 2009 at hosted by the Women’s Studies Centre, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin (Ireland).
The event will include panel discussions on diverse topics around gender and women’s studies as well as the launch of The Irish  Journal of Feminist Studies. We aim to create a space for dialogue about the links and tensions between different approaches to gender and feminist theory, analysis and research. The event will also provide an excellent networking opportunity for post-graduate students from different disciplines with a shared interest in gender and feminist issues. The conference will include time for discussion on how Sibéal can best promote and support postgraduate students in the years to come.

We welcome papers from post-graduate students from any discipline, but who is approaching their research from a gendered or feminist perspective.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should be between 250-300 words. Please also include a brief bio (100 words) along with your name, contact address, and institutional affiliation.
Please send your complete abstract to by 18th October 2009. We might be able to consider late submissions, but priority will be given to those who meet the deadline.
The Sibéal committee will contact you by end-October 2009. Please feel free to contact the conference organizing committee at for any questions you may have.

Sibéal, Irish Postgraduate Gender & Women’s Studies Network, Ireland.

Call for Papers: Judicial Studies Institute Journal

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment

JSIJThe Judicial Studies Institute Journal is unique among Irish law journals as its content and design are specifically targetted towards the Irish judiciary at all levels-from Supreme Court down the District Court. The JSIJ is published twice a year and is also made freely available on its website giving excellent exposure to a piece of work. The time of year has come again for those of us on the editorial committee to invite submissions to the Journal.

Anyone with a completed/partially completed/proposed piece of work is welcome to contact the Journal through email ( to discuss whether or not to submit to the Journal. All areas of law are of interest to the Journal and its readership, although prospective authors ought to bear in mind that their pieces are more likely to be accepted if they relate to matters that are likely to be of interest to and to come before the Irish judiciary. A pre-submission discussion with the editors is therefore normally useful.

Submission guidelines are available here

Call for Papers: Irish Law Quarterly

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment

UCCFrom my former colleague, Prof. Steve Hedley, Dean of Law in UCC, comes the news of a new online peer-reviewed Irish law journal entitled Irish Law Quarterly.

The first issue of the ILQ will be published in January 2010 and the editors are now seeking submissions. Details for prospective contributors can be found here.

We wish UCC the best with this endeavour. Personally I have some reservations about exclusively online journals apart from those that are ‘run ons’ from paper journals (e.g. Harvard International Law Journal Online) and  those that are extremely well established (e.g. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues). However, the ILQ seems to be set up in a manner that sidesteps many of the problems that often arise. First of all it is peer reviewed, secondly the editorial team is an impressive collection of well-known names in Irish legal scholarship, thirdly there is an IT specialist on the production editorial team (Pat Rice), and fourthly the ILQ is supported by the National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL).

With all of the odds stacked in favour of the ILQ, and plenty of space within the Irish legal academy for more peer-reviewed publication outlets, we wish the editors the very best of success.