The Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht have issued a call for papers for a conference on "Cynical International Law? Abuse and Circumvention in Public and Private International Law as well as European Law," which will take place September 6-7, 2019, at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Despite claims to the contrary, and to paraphrase Mark Twain’s famous quip, the rumours of cus- tomary law’s death have been greatly exaggerated – customary international law remains alive and well. Not only is it one of the formal sources of international law, but its importance is underlined by the fact that rules of customary international law cover all areas of international law, are usually binding on all states and continue to be valid law even if they are codified in treaty texts.
The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 2002. Although initially carried into existence on a wave of humanitarian enthusiasm, the ICC has been highly controversial more or less from the beginning. One of the key battlegrounds in this longstanding dispute over the Court’s legitimacy has been the issue of deterrence. The conjecture that a properly structured and functioning ICC would be able to deter mass atrocities has always figured prominently among the Court’s proponents.
The European Research Council Project "Transnational Private-Public Arbitration as Global Regulatory Governance: Exploring The Lex Mercatoria Publica" at the Amsterdam Center of International Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Engaging with Domestic Law in International Adjudication: Factfinding or Transnational Law-Making?" to take place February 27-March 1, 2019, at the University of Amsterdam.
Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2018 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. We invite law faculty from across the country to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress.
Call for Papers
Intergovernmental organizations – understood as multilateral institutions created by sovereign states, with their own permanent structures and charged with the long-term pursuit of common goals – are tools for promoting the peaceful resolution of conflicts and facilitating cooperation. By establishing permanent dialogue between governments and trying to promote cooperative relations between peoples at a global level, intergovernmental organizations are a fundamental new element of global politics in the contemporary era.
Call for papers
Taking Stock of Global Constitutionalism – To What Extent did it Really Change International Law?
A Workshop at the Annual Ius Commune Conference,
Amsterdam, Thursday 29 November 2018, 14.00-18.00h
We welcome either individual contributions from young scholars (post-docs or advanced PhD candidates) as well as experienced scholars that look at current transformations of citizenship related to one of the five following streams: