The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) invites scholars from all over Europe to submit paper abstracts and poster proposals. The conference will address the topic of How International Law Works in Times of Crisis.
The 2016 ESIL annual conference in Riga is taking place at a time when the word ‘crisis’ frequently comes to mind, either with reference to the European public order or international law in general. When faced with different kinds of crisis, the role, relevance and institutions of international law have always been challenged. Moreover, moments of crisis may offer new possibilities. Historically, such moments have led to new solutions in the world community, including new projects involving normative developments. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the crisis of international law, the international law of crisis, and also different biases and assumptions that contribute to questions about crisis.
In addition to the plenary sessions and fora featuring invited speakers, the conference programme also includes a number of agorae. Agora speakers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to a call for papers. Scholars are invited to send applications on the following topics:
New Forms of Warfare and Armed Conflict
European Human Rights Architecture: Progress and Setbacks
Minority Rights: Human Rights and Security Considerations
Is Current International Law on State Immunity in Crisis?
International Law and the Baltic States
Are Cyber Security and Privacy Reconcilable?
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: What Role for International Law?
International Response to Challenges of Climate Change: The Law of Politics and the Politics of Law
Law of the Sea: As Ever, between Selden and Grotius
The Challenge of Illiberal Actors and Movements to the Liberal International Legal Order.
Information about agora topics and application procedure is available at: http://esil.rgsl.lv/en/call-for-papers/
The conference will also offer poster sessions for early career scholars following a call for posters. This session aims at making connections with people in the respective research field, to present new findings on the topic, and to obtain feedback on existing work. Information about application procedure is available at: http://esil.rgsl.lv/en/call-for-posters/
The deadline for the submission of paper abstracts and poster proposals is January 31, 2016.
The ESIL annual conference in Riga will be organised by the Riga Graduate School of Law in cooperation with the Constitutional Court.
Homepage of the conference: esil.rgsl.lv