Events and Opportunities Update – November 2021

Welcome to the second in our new series summarising events and opportunities relevant to our readership. To submit an item for inclusion on this list, contact the Editors-in-Chief at


Research Associate (Climate Change Law and Policy) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for International Law

The NUS Centre for International Law is accepting applications from candidates with both an advanced degree (LLB/JD or LLM) in public international law/environmental or climate law and prior work experience of between 1 to 3 years. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. Full details of the position and application procedure are available here. For further information on the focus area including events, activities and publications see here.  Applications close 14 November 2021.

Senior Officer for International Criminal Law at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is looking to recruit a full-time Senior Officer for International Criminal Law starting on or after 1 January 2022. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the International Criminal Law (ICL) community – in an international court or tribunal, a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. Applications close 15 November 2021. See here for more information:

Legal Officer (P4) at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Geneva)

Applications close 17 November 2021. See here:

Legal Officer (P3) at the United Nations Environment Programme (Athens)

Applications close 21 November 2021. See here:

Associate (Africa) at Human Rights Watch

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch is seeking someone to provide administrative support to its Central Africa team. Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of one or more national language from Central Africa is an asset. Applications close 21 November 2021. For more information, see here:

Associate Legal Officer (P2) at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (The Hague)

Applications close 24 November 2021. See here:

Consultant at Humanity Research Consultancy

Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) is looking for professionals to join its Pool of Consultants. HRC is particularly keen on hearing from professionals from (but not limited to) Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uyghuristan, who are familiar with extreme human rights violations in their home country’s supply chain. For more information, see here:


Internship at Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

The ECCC is accepting applications for internships running between April 2022 and June 2022. The deadline for applying is 30 November 2021. For more information, see here:  

Internships and visiting professional opportunities at the International Criminal Court

Applications are currently open for internships and visiting professional opportunities at the International Criminal Court, including in the Office of the Prosecutor, the Registry, and the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence. For more details, see here:


Call for Abstracts – Flashpoints Conference: Law, Human Rights and Religion 

The Centre for Rights and Justice (CRJ) at Nottingham Law School is hosting a hybrid format conference on 10 December 2021, exploring themes which ignite debate in the field of Law, Human Rights and Religion. For 2021, they are particularly encouraging papers on the following themes: Freedom of religious expression and hate speech; Freedom of religion death and dying; Historical Papers; Freedom of religion, belief and children’s rights. They will also be pleased to receive proposed papers relating to the wider theme of Law, Human Rights and Religion. The deadline for proposals is Monday 22 November 2021. More information can be found here:

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships 

University students looking to complete up to two semesters abroad in Asia to forge new links between Asia and Australia can apply for the scholarship, valued up to $12,250. Applications close 29 November 2021. For further details, see here:  

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, LLM in International Law

Applications are now open for the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, for the academic year 2022-2023 starting in September 2022. The intensive 10-month programme offers a wide course selection, covering not only the foundations of public international law but also allowing students to specialise in one of three different concentration streams: Protection of the Individual in International Law, International Environmental Law and Governance, and International Economic Law. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2022. Apply

Melbourne Journal of International Law Call for Submissions 

Submissions are invited for volume 23(1) of the Melbourne Journal of International Law, to be published in June 2022. Submissions are due by 31 January 2022. For further details, see here:  

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – Human Rights Essay Award 

Essay competition topic for 2022 is ‘Climate Change and Human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Opportunities’. Submissions due 31 January 2022. Open to law graduates across the world and the prize for best submission includes a full scholarship to the Program of Advances Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, travel expenses to Washington, living expenses and accommodation.  See here:


Refugee Status Determination: Law and Practice

Following the launch of the fourth edition of ‘The Refugee in International Law’ by Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Jane McAdam (together with Emma Dunlop), the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law is hosting a discussion with Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Emma Dunlop, chaired by Arif Hussein on 9 November. Registration is free:

The Hague Judgments Convention and Commonwealth Model Law – A Conversation with Dr. Abubakri Yekini

On 11 November, the University of Sydney is hosting a free online event on the concept of legal pragmatism in private international law, and how courts and treaty makers have used this concept to solve legal problems arising from the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Register here: 

ICC YAF: Virtual Hearings and Due Process Paranoia

On 16 November, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum is hosting an event as part of Dubai Arbitration Week. The session comprises two panels of distinguished practitioners and will cover issues arising from the rise in virtual hearings and related concerns for due process in arbitration. For more information, see here:

How Private International Law Can Make the UN Sustainable Development Goals a Reality

On 23 November, the University of Sydney and Monash University are hosting an online event on the role of private international law in implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals. Register here: 

After Glasgow – The Take of Chief Negotiators on the Results of COP26 and the Road Ahead

Together with the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, the Centre of International Law at the National University of Singapore is convening a panel discussion on the key developments at COP26 as they relate to global climate change law and governance. The current or former lead negotiators of three states – Singapore, Switzerland and New Zealand will share their perspectives and reflections on the outcome at COP26, the contributing factors as well as the post COP26 landscape and what to expect next. This online event will take place on 24 November 2021 and registration is free. See here:

41st ICC Institute Annual Conference: Rethinking the Paradigms of International Arbitration

This one-day conference will take place on 29 November as a hybrid event, open to both virtual and in person attendees in Paris. Topics will cover matters such as technology in arbitration, redefining the role of expert witnesses, and discretionary powers of arbitrators. For more information and to register, please visit:

Interdisciplinary Series of Public Lectures on ‘Decolonising Law’

The University College of London is hosting an interdisciplinary series of public lectures on topics concerned with the relationships between law, race, imperialism, colonialism, anti-imperialism, and de-/anti-/post-colonialism. These lectures will take place online on Zoom. Registration is free, see: In most cases, the event will be recorded, and posted online on this page afterwards.