10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) 2014

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  • The 10th Anniver­sary Con­fer­ence of the Euro­pean Soci­ety of Inter­na­tional Law will take place in Vienna, Aus­tria on Sep­tem­ber 4 – 6, 2014, hosted by the Uni­ver­sity of Vienna and organ­ised by its Law School’s Sec­tion for Inter­na­tional Law and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions in coop­er­a­tion with the Euro­pean Soci­ety of Inter­na­tional Law.

    The con­fer­ence will fea­ture ple­nary ses­sions, fora with invited speak­ers, and a num­ber of ago­rae with speak­ers selected on the basis of calls for papers. For the first time, this ESIL con­fer­ence will also offer poster sessions.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Inter­na­tional law has long been influ­enced by other fields of law and other dis­ci­plines and this con­fer­ence will explore these influ­ences and the way that they are inter­twined. Inter­na­tional law may reg­u­late, mostly through treaties, other fields of law such as com­mer­cial, employ­ment, fam­ily or envi­ron­men­tal law; the use of inter­na­tional law is very dif­fer­ent in each of these fields and inter­na­tional lawyers may be crim­i­nal lawyers, invest­ment arbi­tra­tors or admin­is­tra­tive law spe­cial­ists while still con­sid­er­ing them­selves inter­na­tional lawyers.

    At the same time, inter­na­tional law needs to be under­stood in a broader con­text. The fluc­tu­at­ing con­tent of inter­na­tional law – as a result of its decen­tral­ized norm-​making process – and the var­i­ous com­pli­ance and enforce­ment struc­tures – due to the lack or weak­ness of cen­tral­ized polic­ing insti­tu­tions – often require meta-​legal rea­son­ing when it comes to explain­ing the nor­ma­tive qual­ity of inter­na­tional law and to under­stand­ing what the law is and why it should be fol­lowed. These trends have increased recently and threat­ened inter­na­tional law with frag­men­ta­tion through over-​specialization. In order to see the whole pic­ture, inter­na­tional lawyers need to under­stand how inter­na­tional law is dis­tin­guished from and linked to other fields and disciplines.

    The 2014 ESIL con­fer­ence in Vienna will explore these inter­con­nec­tions and will also look at whether the bound­aries of inter­na­tional law have been crossed, and in what ways. The title ‘Inter­na­tional Law and …’ indi­cates that the focus is on the inter­play between inter­na­tional law and other fields of law and between inter­na­tional law and other disciplines.


    • Invest­ment Law at the Cross­roads of Pub­lic and Pri­vate Inter­na­tional Law
    • Inter­na­tional and EU Law
    • Inter­na­tional Law, Cul­tural Her­itage and the Arts
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Domes­tic Courts
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Phi­los­o­phy: The Legit­i­macy Deficits of Inter­na­tional Law
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions: Sta­bil­ity and Change
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Psychology
    • Judi­cial Dialogue

    Con­fer­ence Themes

    • Inter­na­tional Law as a Gen­er­a­tor of National Law
    • National Law as a Gen­er­a­tor of Inter­na­tional Law
    • Trade and Invest­ment between Inter­na­tional and Euro­pean Law
    • Inter­na­tional Law and the Aesthetic
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Business
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Economics
    • Inter­na­tional Law and the Environment
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Fem­i­nism: Any­thing New Under the Sun?
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Film: The Power of Pictures
    • Inter­na­tional Law and His­tory: The Return of the Past?
    • Inter­na­tional Law and the Human Sci­ences: Anthro­pol­ogy and Sociology
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Literature
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Philology/​Linguistics
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence: The Need to Learn From Each Other
    • Inter­na­tional Law and the Role of Inter­na­tional Organization
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Science
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Sports: Com­pet­ing for Governance?
    • Inter­na­tional Law and New Technologies
    • Inter­na­tional Law and Theology
    • Inter­na­tional Law and the Use of Force
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