Thursday, August 13, 2009

Go On! ASIL/ESIL in Helsinki

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia of interest) Representatives of 2 of the world's leading learned societies, the European Society of International Law and the American Society of International Law, will take part in the ESIL-ASIL Research Forum, to be held October 2-3, 2009, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The conference topic is "Changing Futures? Science & International Law."
Opening statements by 2 IntLawGrrls, ESIL President Hélène Ruiz Fabri and ASIL President Lucy Reed, will start the conference. Next will be a keynote address on "The Death of International Law?" by Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Communities.

A variety of panels will follow, including: "Hermeneutics and Interpretation" chaired by Duncan Hollis (Temple); "Intellectual Property Rights" chaired by Laurence Helfer (Duke); "The Science of International Law" chaired by Anja Lindroos (Helsinki); "Food Safety and the Protection of Animals, Plants, and Humans" chaired by Gregory Shaffer (Minnesota); "Global Health Issues" chaired by David Fidler (Indiana); "Scientific Evidence in International Adjudication" chaired by James Crawford (Cambridge); "Data Protection and International Law" chaired by Petri Kuoppamäki (Helsinki, Nokia); "The Metaphysics of Economics in International Law and Global Governance" chaired by Jan Klabbers (Helsinki); "Climate change and Global Environmental Protection" chaired by Edith Brown Weiss (Georgetown); "Genetically Modified Organisms and the Law of World Trade" chaired by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Geneva); "Developments in the Law of the Sea, including Maritime Delimitation" chaired by Bernard Oxman (Miami); "Arms Control and Disarmament" chaired by Johan Rautenbach, International Atomic Energy Agency); and "The Turn to Theory in International Law," a discussion between Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki) and Friedrich Kratochwil (European University Institute).
Details available here and/or here.

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