Call for papers: 4th Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop

Impression from the ‘Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security’ workshop 2018

LACMOnet member Cardozo Law School, New York City, invites interested public international law scholars and practitioners to submit papers in preparation of the forthcoming 4th Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop, which will take place at Cardozo Law School on 12 July 2019. Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2019.

For more information, read on or visit Cardozo Law School’s website.

Many conversations in the U.S. regarding situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military perspectives.  International law is sometimes set aside in these discussions. This workshop, now in its fourth year, aims to draw the international legal aspects of armed conflicts to the forefront of national security discussions.

The workshop is for public international law scholars and practitioners.  The co-organizers hope to drive discussions of public international law, including international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law, into conversations, in the U.S. in particular, on national security issues and situations of armed conflict. The workshop will focus on scholarship and ideas that seek to bridge partisan political divides while addressing both the law and national interests.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for authors to have their works in progress critiqued by established experts in the field of IHL, and will provide a networking opportunity for participants.  The organizers ask only for papers that that will not yet have been accepted for publication at the time of the workshop (July 12).

In addition to submissions to traditional US law reviews, participants might consider the possibility of publication in the ICRC’s International Review of the Red Cross, which is seeking submissions for its upcoming editions.  The Review is a thematic journal covering a wide variety of issues, and to the extent that papers submitted for the workshop overlap with upcoming Review topics, the organizers encourage these submissions. The upcoming Review topics are outlined below.  Please note that papers submitted for the workshop need not fall within Review topics and selection for this workshop does not guarantee that a paper will be published by the Review. The author would still need to submit the publication to the Editor of the Review for consideration.  The upcoming themes of the Review are:

  • The Sahel
  • Terror/Counterterror
  • How does IHL develop?
  • Emotions and war

Please direct questions about the Review to

We invite you to submit a detailed abstract or draft of an article for discussion.  A small number of papers will be selected for discussion at the workshop.

  • When:  12 July 2019 (full day)
  • Where:  Cardozo Law School, New York City
  • Submissions:  Please send your name, current affiliation, and paper proposal to Tracey Begley at 
  • Deadline for submissions:  1 May 2019

Co-organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation for the United States and Canada, and faculty at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Stanford Law School and Cardozo Law School.