Call for Papers: Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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Inaugural Launch Issue & International Conference on ISIS and Implications for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (June 2016)

 

The editors of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) and Brill-Nijhoff Publishers invite submissions for the Inaugural Launch Issue of the Yearbook. The Launch will take place at an international conference due to take place in London during June 2016.

The Yearbook welcomes submissions in a wide variety of human rights and humanitarian issues including those focusing on contemporary socio-economic, legal and political developments impacting upon human rights and humanitarian law within Asia and globally. The Yearbook would also welcome submissions based on theoretical perspectives on human rights and humanitarian law with specific relevance to Asia.

 

AYBHRHL consists of the following sections:

Focused Theme:

Each volume of the Yearbook is focused on a particular theme. The theme for Volume 1 is: ISIS and Implications for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (This will be the focus of the international conference, the details of which are provided below).

General Articles:

Each Volume would publish a selection of Articles covering aspects of human rights law and humanitarian law with a broad regional focus on Asia.

Asian State Practices:

This section would cover range of State Practices in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

Recent Developments:

This section would cover recent developments in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

Book Reviews:

Each Volume aims to review books on human rights and humanitarian law, relevant to the Asian region.

ISIS and Implications for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

International Conference, Summer 2016

The editors of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) and Brill-Nijhoff Publishers invite submissions for the International Conference due to take place in London in June 2016. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Vol.1 of AYBHRHL (2016). The conference focuses upon ISIS and human rights and humanitarian law issues arising from the conflict in Syria and Iraq. The conference themes can relate to any aspect involving ISIS including international and transnational terrorism, enslavement, prostitution and sexual slavery, torture, extrajudicial killings and human rights violations, violations of international humanitarian law, as well as Sharia law and the Sunni/Shia conflict of the region.

Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • ISIS and international terrorism
  • ISIS and the enslavement, prostitution and sexual slavery within Asia and Europe
  • ISIS and Jihadi Brides
  • ISIS and the use of social media
  • Human rights violations in the Conflict in Iraq and Syria
  • The applicability and ramifications for International humanitarian law in Syria and Iraq
  • ISIS as an ‘Islamic’ Caliphate
  • Religious perspectives on the conflict in Iraq and Syria
  • Prevent strategy and counter-terrorism
  • ISIS and the role of intergovernmental organizations, governments and security services in counter-terrorism

 

As noted above, selected papers from the conference will be published in Vol.1 of AYBHRHL (2016). Abstracts should be submitted on the basis that written papers will be available for review and publication.

 

Important Dates:

Submission of General Articles and Recent Developments for Volume 1: 4 January 2016

Submission of paper conference abstracts: 15 January 2016

Notification of acceptance of conference paper abstracts: 1 March 2016

Notification of acceptance of General Articles and Recent Developments and submission of completed conference papers: 12 May, 2016

 

Instructions for Submission:

General Articles and Recent Developments:

Articles for Volume 1 to be submitted to: Assistant Editor, Meryl Dickinson, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London e-mail: Meryl.Dickinson@Brunel.ac.uk .

Submissions for General Articles should be between 8,000-10,000 words.

Submissions to Recent Developments should be between 3,000- 5,000 words.

Submission of paper proposals for the International conference:

This should include a paper proposal of not more than 500 words with a brief CV or biography.  These should be submitted to: Assistant Editor, Dr Meryl Dickinson, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London e-mail: Meryl.Dickinson@Brunel.ac.uk

Accepted papers for publication should be between 8,000-10,000 words to be submitted to: Assistant Editor, Dr Meryl Dickinson, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London e-mail: Meryl.Dickinson@Brunel.ac.uk.

 

The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Javaid Rehman (Brunel University, London)

Associate Editor: Dr Ayesha Shahid (Brunel University, London)

Assistant Editor: Dr Meryl Dickinson (Brunel University London)

 

International Advisory Board:

His Excellency Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice and former Prime Minister, Jordan) (Jordan)

Dr Kamal Hossain (former foreign Minister, Barrister-at-law, Bangladesh) (Bangladesh)

Professor Simon Chesterman (Professor of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Secretary-General, Asian Society of International Law) (Singapore)

Professor Jia Bing Bing, (Professor of International Law, Tsinghua University Law School) (People’s Republic of China)

Ville Forsman (Director, RWI) (Denmark & Turkey)

Professor Asif H Qureshi (Professor of International Law, School of Law, Korea University, Seoul) (Korea)

Professor Surya Subedi (Professor of International Law, UN Special Rapporetur on Cambodia) (Nepal)

Professor Shaheen Ali (Professor of Law, Warwick University, Member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention) (Pakistan)

Professor Nisrine Abiad, (Director Saint Joseph University, UAE) (Lebanon)

Professor Sarah Joseph, Monash University, Australia (Australia)

Professor Susan Breau (Professor of International Law and Head of Reading School of Law) (Canada and United Kingdom)

 Dr Mark Ellis (Executive Director of the International Bar Association) (United Kingdom)

 Dr Damos Agusman (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia) Indonesia

Professor Borhanuddin Khan (Professor of Law, Dhaka University) (Bangladesh)

Professor Irmgard Marboe (Professor of Law, Vienna University) (Austria)

Professor Hossein Esmaieli (Iran and Australia)

 Professor Osman Taştan, Faculty of Divinity, University of Ankara (Turkey)

Ahmer Bilal Soofi (Advocate, Supreme Court) Pakistan

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