Call for Papers: Inaugural Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: International Law and Human Rights in Crisis?
Inaugural Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: International Law and Human Rights in Crisis? University of Liverpool, 14th -15th June 2016 Call for Papers The International Law and Human Rights Unit, part of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool, warmly invites postgraduate research students to its Inaugural Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 14th -15th June 2016. The theme of the conference is: ‘International Law and Human Rights in Crisis’. This is to be conceived in the broadest possible sense, incorporating both public and private international law and international, domestic and comparative perspectives on human rights. Issues may range from the role that international law and/or human rights law plays in ‘crisis’ situations, to critical legal scholarship which questions the extent to which the disciplines of international law and/or human rights, or aspects of these disciplines are themselves in ‘crisis’. Papers outside of these areas that still fall under the broad theme are also welcomed. Papers may deal with, but again are not limited to: Public International Law Conflict and Security Law The Law of the Global Economy International Courts and Tribunals International Criminal Law International, Domestic or Comparative Human Rights Law Transitional Justice Minority Protection and Self-Determination Migration Law The Theory and History of International Law and Human Rights We encourage paper and poster proposals from postgraduate students who specialise in international law, human rights or related subjects and welcome contributions from doctrinal, normative, historical, conceptual and comparative perspectives. The conference offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to present and discuss their work in a stimulating and friendly academic environment, among peers with similarly oriented research interests. ‘Soap Box Session’ Alternatively, we also welcome proposals for our ‘soap box session’. Here, speakers have just 5 minutes to air a controversial legal argument against the clock. They then have 10 minutes to defend this view against a critical audience! This is a dynamic forum for short presentations on bold ideas or controversial legal views. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short biography (no more than 100 words) to email@example.com. Abstract submission forms are available via the following link https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/inaugural.... Please indicate whether you are applying to present a paper, poster or ‘soapbox’. Applicants are welcome to submit proposals for more than one format. The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by 14 th April 2016. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Liverpool. Organising team