Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
As of August
1, 2009, Pace Environmental Law Review (PELR) will use a new Peer Review
process to select articles for publication.
Submissions will be reviewed internally and then forwarded to a select
group of Peer Reviewers - academics, practitioners, andexperts in
the field, including members of
- · Expedited editorial processing of 8 to 10 weeks from acceptance
- · Single-article hard copy publication
- · Inclusion in a bound volume distributed to PELR’s wide-ranging list of subscribers
- All articles submitted to PELR must be original scholarship and not previously published.
Established in 1982, PELR was one of the first scholarly environmental law journals. We invite authors to submit articles either via ExpressO or directly in either MSWord or PDF format to the PELR Development & Acquisitions Editor at [email protected]
Brian Jones, a UK law professor who edits the Environmental Liability journal, is soliciting articles. The journal deals with environmental law issues with a clear financial impact for business, aimed at environmental lawyers in commercial law firms. Although published in the UK, Brian is interested in global developments and the journal is read in many countries. He writes: "We are always keen to attract new writers of articles, and these can be between 1500-15000 words -- with the ideal usually being 3-5000." He invites submissions from law professor or students and suggests discussing potential articles with him at an early stage so that length, focus, and submission dates can be established. His e-mail address [email protected]
William Mitchell is inviting abstracts of papers to be presented at their November symposium. Presentation drafts are due in October and final publication papers in January. See the Call for Papers PDF below:
Download Call for papers - William Mitchell Carbon Management Symposium
News from the Ecumenical Water Network
The UN Independent Expert on human rights obligations and water and sanitation, Ms Catarina de Albuquerque, has submitted her report on sanitation to the UN Human Rights Council for its next session in September.
In her report, the Independent Expert reviews the inextricable links between sanitation and a range of human rights, such as the rights to an adequate standard of living, to health, and to education. She outlines a definition of sanitation in human rights terms, and elaborates the content of human rights obligations related to sanitation.
While Ms. Albuquerque acknowledges the ongoing discussion about whether a ‘right to sanitation’ exists or not, she concludes that “only looking at sanitation through the lens of other human rights does not do justice to its special nature, and its importance for living a dignified life. [… The] independent expert supports the current trend of recognizing sanitation as a distinct right.”
Ms. Albuquerque gives a number of recommendations with regard to the contents of human rights obligations in the context of sanitation, stressing among other aspects the elimination of “inequalities based on wealth, sex and location” and calling for both states and international institutions to prioritize sanitation in their strategies and budgets.
The Independent Expert will present the report to the UN Human Rights Council in its 12th session, 7-25 September 2009. The report is already now available in English at the Independent Expert’s website http://www2.ohchr.org/english/
A brief statement on the Independent Expert’s visit to Egypt from 21-28 June 2009 has also been posted on the above-mentioned website.