International Law

OUR CHILDREN, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

Deadline: 

09/3/14

Event Date: 

11/19/14 to 11/21/14

Location name: 

Nassau, Bahamas

Organization: 

The International Society of Family Law

On November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Hailed as the most widely-ratified human rights instrument in international law, it has been celebrated as the most comprehensive international treaty, embodying as it does, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. While the Convention affirms children’s entitlement to rights, it recognizes that children, because of their vulnerability, are entitled to the necessary care and protection that would ensure their development to the fullest potential.

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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