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Call for Papers: Terrorism and Belligerency

October 9, 2017

The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (RLEC) at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department, invite submissions for participation in the second young researchers workshop on “Terrorism and Belligerency”. The workshop will be held at the Minerva Center, University of Haifa between 4-20 February 2018.

Subject-Matter of Workshop

Following the success of the first workshop held in September 2016 (see here), the Minerva Center for RLEC is planning a second young researchers workshop in February 2018. Papers are welcomed on theoretical or practical legal issues related to terrorism and belligerency from varied perspectives, such as: history, philosophy, sociology, geography, technology, economics, and politics. A non-exhaustive list of possible subjects includes:

  • National law applicable to dealing with situations of high and low intensity belligerency (international and non-international armed conflicts).
  • National law applicable to dealing with situations of high and low intensity belligerency (international and non-international armed conflicts).
  • International law applicable to dealing with situations of high and low intensity belligerency (international and non-international armed conflicts).
  • Law applicable to counter-terrorism efforts.
  • Constitutional design for armed conflicts and counter-terrorism.
  • Judicial review related to situations of counter-terrorism and belligerency.
  • Application of constitutional or international human rights protection in situations of armed conflict and counter-terrorism.
  • Legal aspects of economic and sociological developments in counter-terrorism situations.
  • Geographical scope of application to counter-terrorism and belligerency legal regimes.
  • Legal aspects of the use of advance technologies in the battlefield or for counter-terrorism purposes.
  • Application of “Just War” doctrine in situations of armed conflict and counter-terrorism.

Purpose of Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to convene a group of scholars for a high-level discussion on enduring and emerging questions on law and policy related to terrorism / belligerency. This workshop will offer participants a balanced combination of rigorous scholarly discussion and more relaxed social interaction.

Structure of Workshop

This workshop will feature twelve papers selected through this call. The expected formation will include six Israeli researchers and six researchers from outside of Israel. The workshop will be held over a 2.5 weeks period; participants from abroad will be offered residency in the university dormitories.

Workshop Sessions: The participants will convene twice a week for full day sessions of presentations and discussions. During each session, selected participants will present their papers to the workshop group. Senior researchers and practitioners will be invited to the sessions to provide feedback, as well as a weekly keynote presentation. Following each presentation there will be an open discussion among the workshop participants.

Field trip: The participants will be invited for field trips which include, inter alia, planned visits to relevant locations and institutions (such as the Israeli Supreme Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and the security wall) where they will meet with experts and practitioners dealing with issues related to terrorism and belligerency.

Eligibility

Submissions are invited from young researchers, namely PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral fellows, and scholars up to 5 years since the completion of their PhD.

Submission Instructions

Interested scholars should email an abstract of up to 500 words along with current CV by November 17, 2017 to the following address: minervaextreme@univ.haifa.ac.il This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Researchers asking for support for travel expenses (see article 8 for details) should also submit a letter of request.

Abstracts should reflect papers that have not been published. Researchers should identify their submission with the following subject line: “Minerva Center- Terrorism and Belligerency Workshop 2018.”

For more information on costs and conditions, see link here: http://minervaextremelaw.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/2-uncategorised/257-2nd-young-researchers-workshop-terrorism-and-belligerency-call-for-submissions

 

 

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