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.
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
- 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