ESIL Annual Conference 2015: The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing?
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL)will take place in Oslo, Norway. The Conference will focus on the judicialization of international Law.
International courts and tribunals are increasing in number, impact and importance. They have been seen as offering more effective and legitimate world governance. But critics fear the increasing judicialization of world politics. The conference will address the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will ask critical questions about how international courts and tribunals work, whether we need judicialization in new areas, alternatives to courts and tribunals, and if we should expect further judicialization in the coming years.
The conference will feature plenary sessions, fora with invited speakers, lectures and moderated conversations, and a number of agorae with speakers selected on the basis of calls for proposals. The conference will also include poster sessions.
Some of the invited speakers include Peter Tomka, Judge and former President of the ICJ; James Crawford, ICJ Judge; and Dirk Pulkowski, Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
We invite you to visit the conference website for more detailed information.