Event Date: 

09/7/17 to 09/9/17

Location name: 

Federico II University, Naples, Italy


European Society of International Law

GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS, GLOBAL COMMONS AND FUNDAMENTAL VALUES: THE RESPONSES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW European Society of International Law Annual Conference 7-9 September 2017 Federico II University, Naples, Italy Call for Papers The 13 th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Naples, Italy, hosted by the ‘Federico II’ University. In addition to the plenary sessions and fora featuring invited speakers, the programme includes a number of agorae. Agora speakers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to this call for papers. The purpose of the agorae is to share cutting-edge research in specific areas of international law and to stimulate debate. Papers presented may focus on any branch of international law and related fields discussed in the agora. Papers should present innovative ideas, be unpublished at the moment of presentation, and be at an advanced stage of completion. The general conference theme and the themes of the agorae are described below. The working languages of the conference are English and French. Since no translation will be provided, participants should have passive understanding of both languages and active understanding of at least one of them.

Submission of Paper Proposals A selection committee will review the abstracts submitted for each agora. Joint submissions are possible, but, if selected, only one person will be eligible for a reduced registration fee at the conference. Selection criteria are:  Originality and innovativeness of the work  Relevance to the agora theme  Geographical and gender balance Abstracts (in word or PDF format, not exceeding 800 words) must be submitted via e-mail to Note: Only one abstract per author will be considered. The following information must be provided with each abstract:  The author’s name and affiliation  The author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications  The author’s contact details, including email address and phone number  Whether the author is a current ESIL member  Whether the abstract should be considered for the ESIL Young Scholar Prize (see below); if so, please give the relevant dates (of PhD defence and ESIL membership) Timeline  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2017  Successful applicants will be informed no later than 31 March 2017  The deadline for submission of full papers is 15 July 2017  The conference begins on Thursday 7 September and ends on Saturday 9 September 2017  The deadline for submission of final papers (to be included in the ESIL SSRN series and/ or a future conference publication) is 1 November 2017 Finances All selected agora speakers must register for the conference and, if ESIL members, will be eligible for a reduced conference registration fee. ESIL does not cover expenses for travel and accommodation. ESIL travel grants are awarded to encourage and facilitate attendance at ESIL events. Travel grants are awarded under two different schemes: the Early Career Scheme and the Developing/Emerging Economies Scheme. Whilst travel grants are normally awarded to applicants presenting a paper, limited support may also be available to non-presenting participants. Application details will be available in early 2017. Publication After the conference, ESIL provides the opportunity to publish papers in the ESIL SSRN Series and also plans to publish selected high-quality papers in a volume of the ESIL Book Series (published by OUP).