R.P. Anand Scholarship 2014: Application Open

Just a plug: the R. P. Anand Memorial Committee invites applications for its 2014 annual scholarship for post-graduate students of international law from all parts of the world. The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2013. More details about the scholarship can be found here.

Prof. Anand was one of the greatest international lawyers from India, contributing most notably to the development of the modern law of the sea, as well as shedding new light on the history of international law and the role of Asian and African States in its development. The Scholarship is a wonderful way of celebrating his life and work. Readers may also be interested in the electronic collection of Prof. Anand’s works available on the website of the R.P. Anand Virtual Centre of International Law.


Recent Calls: TL&D, SIEL, Int’l. Law & the Periphery

A couple of calls that might interest readers:

1.  Trade, Law and Development (a National Law Univ. – Jodhpur journal) has   issued a call for submissions for its next special issue. The theme is “Dispute Settlement at the World Trade Organization.” The Journal especially welcomes contributions from Indian law students and young scholars in the field. Here’s the text of the call:

Trade, Law and Development

Call for Submissions

Special Issue on Dispute Settlement at the World Trade Organization

Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in International Economic Law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. In keeping with these ideals, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce Dispute Settlement at the World Trade Organization as the theme for its next Special Issue (Vol. 4, No. 1).

Having evolved from the erstwhile dispute resolution system under the aegis of the GATT, the present Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) has come to be recognized as a means of effective and efficient resolution of differences between trading members in the multi-billion dollar trading system. As a fundamental pillar of international trade, the WTO DSM has come under great scrutiny for its wide implications and ramifications on the world trading system, as well as its Member States. It has been both praised for its effectiveness in tackling disputes while also facing criticism for its shortcomings. In this context, many scholars and experts view the WTO DSM as an entity whose parameters could extend beyond those of trade disputes to other areas of international law.

Inspired by the pivotal position of the DSM in the world trading system, the Board of Editors thus invites original, unpublished submissions for the Special Issue on Dispute Settlement at the WTO for publication as a ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and/or ‘Book Reviews’. Submissions from students, which particularly espouse developing country perspectives in the realm of WTO Dispute Settlement are specifically encouraged.

Manuscripts may be submitted via email, ExpressO, or LexOpus. For further information, please visit the journal website.

In case of any further queries, please feel free to contact the editors at:


Last Date for Submissions: 31st October, 2011

2. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) has issued a call for papers for its 3rd Biennial Global Conference to be held in Singapore from 12 to 14 July 2012. Continue reading