International Interdisciplinary Conference Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (DEADLIME: 31.10.14)
The Transnational in International Law
University of Bremen
The Working Group of Young Scholars in Pubic International Law calls for papers to be submitted for the International Interdisciplinary Conference to be held in Bremen, Germany.
The general subject allows for various topics and approaches. Empirical, normative, and legal-dogmatic contributions are equally welcome. Interdisciplinary studies would be particularly helpful, especially from the fields of history, sociology, philosophy, and economics. Possible subjects may include:
What does transnationalism, or transnationalization, mean with regard to international law? How does the transnationalization of law affect the concepts, instruments, and methods of international law?
Against which rules and principles of law is the action of transnational corporations and arbitration panels to be scrutinized? Are non-state actors bound by human rights?
Under what conditions may the practice of international institutions which interpret their competencies and legal instruments dynamically be deemed legitimate? Does the participation of non-governmental institutions enhance or impair the legitimacy of law-making processes across borders?
In which way may the interaction of different legal orders and actors be regulated? How can conflicts of norms be solved?
Proposals for papers of no more than 500 words and a short CV should be submitted to mailto:email@example.com by 31 October 2014. Selected participants will be notified by 30 November 2014. Elaborated papers of no more than 10.000 words (including footnotes) are expected by 28 February 2015. Expenses for travel and accommodation will be covered to a certain extend.