Open Call for Papers: The International Court of Justice and Chagos Prof. Thomas Burri (University of St. Gallen) and Dr. Peter H. Sand (University of Munich) announce an international workshop on the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Chagos, to be held on 19-20 October 2018 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
They are calling, in particular, upon scholars at an early stage of their career to express their interest in contributing to the workshop.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 71/292 on 22 June 2017 requesting an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the status of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean (case Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965). Oral hearings at The Hague are scheduled to begin on 3 September 2018, and the final ICJ opinion is expected in March 2019. Our workshop will provide an external academic forum for reflection in light of the ICJ proceedings.
Deadline for submissions: 5 August 2018