International Law

The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private‐Public Arbitration

Deadline: 

09/30/14

Event Date: 

11/21/14 to 11/22/14

Location name: 

Heidelberg, Germany

Organization: 

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Arbitrations between private economic actors and public law bodies are on the rise, both under
international investment treaties and contracts between private and public actors, such as
concession agreements or public‐private‐partnerships. Arbitrators, instead of domestic courts,
now settle a wide variety of private‐public disputes, ranging from the simple non‐fulfillment of
contractual obligations to complex disputes about the limits of states’ regulatory powers. Yet,

The Transnational in International Law

Deadline: 

10/31/14

Event Date: 

03/25/15 to 03/27/15

Location name: 

University of Bremen

Organization: 

Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law

International legal scholarship has since long tried to comprehend the diversifica-tion of actors, rules, and authorities in international law. Almost 60 years ago, Philip Jessup, who was later appointed as a judge at the International Court of Justice, developed the idea of a “transnational law”, including “all law which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers”. His approach aimed at substitut-ing and expanding the traditional notion of international law which used to be confined to inter-state relations.

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