ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 28 mei 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Springer Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights

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We received the following call by e-mail:

Dear Friends,
 I’m writing because I am the international law area editor of the Springer Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights. The Encyclopaedia is an interdisciplinary project, which examines the law, politics and sociology of territorial claims.
 I’m looking for authors willing to contribute articles on some outstanding cases. I think it’s a good opportunity for law students or junior academics to get a peer-reviewed publication. Articles will be in the 3000-5000 word range (generally).
I’m looking in particular for individuals to write on the following cases and disputes:
 Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)
 PCIJ Cases
 Minquiers and Ecrehos (France/United Kingdom)
 Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Commission of the River Oder
 Free Zones of Upper Savoy and the District of Gex
 Bangladesh v. Myanmar (Judgment of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 14 March 2012)
 Judgments and Awards in Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Barbados v. Trinidad and Tobago (Award of the Arbitral Tribunal, 11 April 2006)
 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Newfoundland and Labrador v.
Nova Scotia
 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Canada v France
 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. French Republic (Decision of the ad hoc ‘Court of Arbitration’, 30 June 1977)
 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Bangladesh v. India
 Dispute Concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait
 Other Arbitrations and Issues
 Dubai/Sharjah Boundary Arbitration of 1981
 Sykes-Picot Agreement
 Emergent Rights over Territory: The Finnish-Swedish Agreement
 Impacts of the Canada/Denmark Boundary Treaty
 Impacts of the Lapp Codicil to Strömstad Treaty
 Land Acquisition and Transfer in the Polish-Soviet Territory Exchange
 Treaty of Wanghia
 Treaty of Paris of 1898
 Pikney's Treaty/Treaty of Madrid
 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Gadsden Purchase
 Florida Purchase
 Treaty of Kanagawa
 Treaty of Ghent
 Oregon Boundary Treaty
 Peace of Utrecht
 Locarno Treaties
 Treaty of Sèvres
 Otherwise, I hope you’re well in the trying times.
 Best regards,
 Kevin W. Gray, PhD

The following flyer was attached to the message:
Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights AIMS AND SCOPEThe aim of this encyclopedia is to bring together the expanding field of scholarship on “territorial rights” in a single tool for advanced researchers.
The study of territorial rights has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. It combines the work of political scientists, philosophers, lawyers, geographers, demographers, scholars of war studies and many others. Until now, however, the literature on territorial rights has generally remained confined inside standard disciplines.The goal of this new volume is to provide a reference tool for scholars working across traditional boundaries. Several hundred entries, researched by area experts with advanced knowledge of the scholarly literature, are written in language comprehensible to a wide academic audience. Each entry surveys typical concepts and terminology and offers an up-to-date synopsis of leading scholarship on one or more of the component disputes that surface when territorial rights are contested, such as cross-border migration, resource extraction, secessionism, state sovereignty, border-drawing, restorative justice. The most important conflicts about territorial rights in the world today are explored alongside some of history’s pertinent and informative disputes.
The volume is a comprehensive introduction to these issues for non-specialists and for advanced students who wish to be acquainted with this growing field of study. Its principal objective is to consolidate interdisciplinary knowledge about territorial rights in a research tool designed to facilitate advanced scholarship in this critical area for years to come.
“International Law” 
Dr. Kevin W. Gray
Osgoode Hall Law School (CANADA)
Laura Lo Coco
Hertfordshire Law School
Hatfield (UK)
“Indigenous Territories” 
Dr. Lavonna L. Lovern
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia (USA)
“Concepts of Territorial Rights”
Dr. Nick C. Sagos
Seneca College
Toronto (CANADA)

Contact dr. Kevin W. Gray for more information.