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Call For Papers: 17th ASLI Conference - Law and Justice in Asia

The Asian Law Institute (ASLI) at the National Law University, Delhi will host the 17th ASLI Conference in New Delhi on 3 and 4 June 2020. The purpose of the annual conference is to bring together scholars of Asian law from within and outside Asia to interact, share ideas and build collegial networks which may facilitate dialogue and research collaborations. The broad theme of the 2020 conference is Law and Justice in Asia.

Calls for Applications: 7 National Researchers and a Copy Editor for the RWI-funded Thematic Study on the Right to Safe, Clean and Sustainable Environment in ASEAN

This study comprises of eight chapters for which we are recruiting 7 National Researchers from the ASEAN region with substantive knowledge of human rights and the environment/climate change and deep contextual knowledge of one or two ASEAN countries. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS) - Invitation for Researchers

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS) invites researchers from all over the world to share their research in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities as a JNIAS fellows. They are invited for minimum two months and maximum one year as they are provided free of cost hosting facilities at JNIAS. Foreign researchers must submit a project on which they intend to visit JNU, along with an application and timeline of their study. The selection for the fellows is done by a professional committee appointed by the University.

Call for experts: assessment of legal frameworks related to marine plastic pollution

IUCN is seeking legal experts from Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam to undertake an assessment of legal and policy frameworks related to addressing plastic pollution affecting the marine environment. 

Postdoctoral fellows (3-5) with orientation toward environmental research in human science (humanities, law, social science)

This call is part of Stockholm University’s strategic inter-disciplinary initiative in environmental research in human science, which comprises environmental humanities, law and social science. In a broad sense, this research aims to understand and explain the relationship between human beings, society, environment and nature from a range of theoretical, empirical and methodological traditions and perspectives.

The 18th Law Talk: Contemporary Environmental Law in Cambodia and Future Perspectives

Exploring the Contemporary Environmental Laws, regulations, their implementation and recommendations as well as the nexus between challenges and solutions for the better of Environmental Law/Education in Cambodia and beyond

 
Cebu TTT 2.0 Training, Philippines

The Asian Development Bank will conduct a training workshop and roundtable for environmental law champions to be held in Cebu City on 14,15, and 16 August, 2019. 

 
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2019

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Law as Part of the Solution is a theme designed to enable both established and emerging scholars in environmental law to contribute, and which meets their common and different needs. This program will certainly stimulate and enables creative interaction among diverse scholars. Thus, this Annual Distinguished Scholar Oration will be prestigious, informative, and interesting for the diverse scholars who make up the Academy.

 
ASEAN Animal Law Conference 2018

The inaugural ASEAN Animal Law Conference will commence the discussions about the ethical treatment of animals in ASEAN member countries. The Conference will examine the ethics, law and policy on animals in ASEAN, and also look to international comparisons to develop laws and regulations on best practices for animal welfare.

 
Kathmandu, Nepal In-Country Training

Law professionals representing institutions from Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan will be trained at the 9th In-Country TTT workshop.

 
Not mere embellishments

One of the greatest tragedies of all time is humanity’s haughty  belief that it can survive without Nature, at the extreme, or that we can cope with climate risks – at our own pace.

 
The war against wildlife is a war against ourselves

The war on wildlife started when we lost our deep connection to nature. When humans moved from a nomadic existence of hunters-gatherers to an agricultural life, we lost our dependence on the healthy ecosystems we once needed to survive. Wild animals were seen as pests that could destroy crops or threaten livestock. Forests were cut down to make space for plantations and grazing areas.

 
Strong institutions can nourish inclusive, sustainable green growth

Just as strong roots are the foundation of strong trees, strong institutions are the foundation of strong and sustainable economies. Strong institutions—such as a transparent judiciary, a robust constitution, and explicit rules and regulations—are at the heart of all of the world’s most vibrant economies.

 
Pacific needs a voice in international arbitration

The Pacific is one of the few places without a legal framework to resolve cross-border commercial disputes through international arbitration. This stifles the growth of its economies, as a credible dispute resolution and enforcement regime is fundamental to their ability to attract foreign direct investment and trade with countries in other parts of the world.

 
BRI must embrace international arbitration to succeed - Christina Pak

The gigantic Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has profound implications, and not just for the economies it will encompass. It will also transform legal systems, as participating countries work out how to ensure contracts to build huge infrastructure projects are implemented and completed on time and without dispute.