Call for Papers! 18th Annual Minerva Conference on International Humanitarian Law! 18-19 December 2023!

Introduction: The 18th Annual Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Minerva Center for Human Rights will focus on key aspects of the interplay between IHL and the domestic Constitutional Law (ConL) of states involved in armed conflicts.

The conference will take place on 18-19 December 2023 in Jerusalem. Attendance at the conference will be in person only. Recipients of this call for papers are invited to submit proposals to present a paper at the conference. Authors of selected proposals may be offered full or partial travel and accommodation expenses.

Submission deadline: 15 September 2023

The conference organizers invite proposals to present papers dealing with any of the following questions:

 Freedom of expression and material support laws from the perspective of IHL and ConL, in territorial and virtual spaces

 Annexation of territories and the political rights of protected persons

 Interplay between ConL entitlements (e.g., nationality) and IHL protections  Israel’s constitutional crisis and its relationship to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 Detention powers under IHL re-evaluated under ConL

 The unique legal status of East Jerusalem under Israeli ConL and its IHL implications  New technologies as a catalyst for changes in IHL and ConL

 Practices of de-nationalization and forced nationalization related to armed conflicts

 Enemy property laws, individual sanctions and property seizure practices: IHL and ConL dimensions  The potential constitutional power to violate IHL and managing conflict of norms between IHL and ConL

 IHL implications of lack of legitimate constitutional authority: e.g., the case of Libya’s multiple governments

 Constitutional limits upon conflict-related compensation claims: in the aftermath of the Jurisdictional Immunities litigation

 International human rights law as a potential bridge connecting IHL and ConL

 Application in occupied territory of rights protected in ConL  The global war against terror as a case study for IHL/ConL interaction

 Constitutional courts and IHL

 Long wars as a challenge to IHL and ConL safeguards


: Researchers and practitioners interested in addressing these issues are invited to respond to this call for papers with a 1-2 page proposal for an article and presentation, along with a brief CV.

Proposals should be submitted via email no later than 15 September 2023, to the Hebrew University’s Minerva Center for Human Rights: [email protected]

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