Submission Deadline: 30 November 2017
Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles on to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the current global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 November 2017.
2018 SNX (South-North Exchange Conference)
From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined
May 18-19, 2018
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2017
In July 2015, a delegation of law professors and lawyers from the United States and Canada traveled to Guatemala to study sustainable development. That study inspired the group to produce an edited volume, to be published in early 2018 by the ABA Section of International Law, that considers Guatemala as a case study to examine broad global themes arising from development practices in emerging economies around the world. The 2018 SNX conference provides an opportunity to continue the discussions and further engage and involve the local victims of unfettered globalization. Download Complete Call for Paper
CRN 11 – Invitation to Join a Panel, Round Table or Salon
As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2018 in Toronto is out. CRN 11 invite you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. LSA 2018 deadline for abstract submission is 18 October 2017. In order to put together a Panel, Salon or Round-Table Presentation on Displaced Peoples, please submit a working title and a brief abstract by COB of 4 October 2017?
For more details on LSA Call for Paper, click here.
June 7 – 10, 2018 in Toronto, Canada
LAW AT THE CROSSROADS: LE DROIT A LA CROISÉE
For thousands of years the place where the City of Toronto is located has been a crossroad where many peoples have met and had fruitful exchanges. According to some Indigenous knowledge keepers, the word “Toronto” comes from the Wendat term for a fishing weir constructed of sticks standing in the water. Lake and river fishing has been an important activity for the area’s many Indigenous peoples, including Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Chippewa. The Indigenous knowledge frameworks and laws of the peoples of this area encourage a multilayered understanding of an item such as a fishing weir in terms of its natural, sacred, practical and social meanings. The area continues to be home to many Indigenous people from all over Canada and beyond, but Toronto has also been shaped by immigration flows from many parts of the world, with about half of its current residents being born outside of Canada.
The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association hope that our joint meeting in Toronto will be creative and fruitful, in keeping with the traditional use of this land as a gathering place, and that visitors to the area will take the opportunity to make new connections not only with one another but also with diverse local communities. This year’s Program Committee is Chair is Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto.
We invite the submission of Individual Papers and/or Session proposals. Papers and panels need not be centered on the conference theme. Proposals on any law and society topic are welcome. You will find the Call at www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/toronto2018.html In the Call you will find more information about the theme, submission instructions, and more. We will be adding more meeting information as time progresses.
The deadline for proposal submission is October 18, 2017.
Registration will begin in early February, 2018.
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
We hope you will join in what promises to be a full and exciting program in Toronto!