To mark the publication of the book “How the International Law Works in Times of Crisis” based on articles presented at the European Society of International Law Annual Conference held in Riga in 2016, edited by the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Professors Ineta Ziemele and George Ulrich and published by Oxford University Press, a seminar and a book launch event will take place on Tuesday, 26 November at 16:00.
The 12th ESIL Annual Conference took place in Riga in September 2016 with over 420 participants from 43 countries.
In the book, Prof. Ulrich and Prof. Ziemele bring together an expert group of scholars to address the question of how international law confronts crises today in terms of legal thought, rule-making, and rule-application. The editors characterize international law and crisis discourse as one of a dialectical nature, and have grouped the chapters contained in the volume under four main themes: security, immunities, sustainable development, and philosophical perspectives. Each theme pertains to an area of international law which is subject to notable challenges and confrontations from developments in human society. The surprising general conclusion which emerges is that, by and large, the international legal system contains concepts, principles, rules, mechanisms, and formats for addressing the various developments that may prima facie seem to challenge these very same elements of the system. Their use, however, requires informed policy decisions.
The event will be opened by RGSL Rector Dr. Pietro Sullo. Seminar “How International Law Works in Times of Crisis” will feature two speeches – on Sustainable development by Prof. George Ulrich and on the Role and Contribution of Judicial and Monitoring Mechanisms in Times of Multiple Challenges by Prof. Ineta Ziemele. The seminar will be followed by a book launch and a small reception.
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