Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Write On! ASIL/Egypt conference

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) Papers are being sought that address the question "Are There Regional Approaches to International Law and Institutions?" -- title of a joint meeting, to be held June 20 & 21 at the Four Seasons Resort in Alexandria, Egypt, by the Egyptian Society of International Law and the American Society of International Law. The aim of the meeting, according to organizers, is "to build a dialogue at the broadest level and also with respect to pressing current issues and controversies, probing the normative commitments and structural features of contemporary international law."
Questions to be explored:
► What methodologies and frameworks are most useful in analyzing contemporary international governance?
► How might our assessments vary as a result of social or geographical location?
► What emerging terrains are created by current international dispute settlement processes – criminal tribunals, commercial arbitration, multilateral trade panels, domestic causes of action seeking remedies for international legal harms?
► What patterns or contrasts, harmonizations or fragmentations, exist across tribunals and regimes?
Exploration will occur in sessions on General International Law, International Law and Human Right, International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice, and International Economic Law. (credit for photo of pink granite sphinx in Alexandria)
Deadline is March 15, 2010 to send proposals of no more than 250 words to our colleague Chantal Thomas, Chair of ASIL's Africa Interest Group, at ct343@cornell.edu. Complete call for papers is here.

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