The deadline for the Call for Papers for the 13th ESIL Annual Conference,«Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law,» to be held in Naples from 7 to 9 September 2017, is just a few days ahead on Tuesday 31 January 2017.



Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016 está abierta la convocatoria para presentar propuestas para el próximo Foro de Investigación de la European Society of International Law, que tendrá lugar en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Granada del 30 al 31 de marzo de 2017 y tiene como tema central «la neutralidad del derecho internacional». Aquí está el call for papers completo. Suerte.

The next ESIL Research Forum will take place on 30-31 March 2017 at the Granada University Law School.

The Forum addresses the contested neutrality of international law. It has often been said that international law should be neutral as regards the political, economic and social systems of States. However, this ideal of neutrality can be critiqued on both normative and empirical grounds. Every legal order is based on a power structure and certain fundamental principles. Is it still possible to speak of the neutrality of international law given the growing body of principles that are said to reflect the values of the international community? And are international legal instruments designed to influence the political, economic and social order of States compatible with such neutrality?

The 2017 ESIL Research Forum calls for papers addressing the theme of the neutrality of international law. Abstracts (of not more than 750 words) should be submitted to ESILRF_UGR2017@UGR.ES by 30 September 2016.


12th ESIL Annual Conference, Riga, 8 – 10 September 2016: ‘How International Law Works in Times of Crisis’

The European Society of International Law will hold its 12th Annual Conference in Riga, Latvia, on 8 – 10 September 2016The conference is hosted by the Riga Graduate School of Law in cooperation with the Latvian Constitutional Court. The Call for Papers and the Call for Posters can be found on the ESIL website and on the conference website (deadline for submission: 31 January 2016).

Mónica García Salmones ha ganado el premio al mejor libro de Derecho internacional 2015, convocado por la European Society of International Law, con su libro The Project of Positivism in International Law, publicado por Oxford University Press. Felicidades a Mónica por un premio magnífico para un libro extraordinario.

En el enlace siguiente pueden ver la sesión completa sobre Derecho internacional y Daesh en #ESIL2015, con controversia incluida en el último video.


La conferencia del Profesor Philippe Sands (University College London) en #ESIL2015 en Oslo puede verse completa en:


No se la pierdan. Es magnífica.


The International Economic Law Interest Groups American and European Societies of International Law of the together with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law are pleased to announce a joint 2015 Works-in-Progress Workshop on: The Future of Transatlantic Economic Governance in the Age of the BRICS, 11-12 December 2015, to be held at the Max Planck Institute Heidelberg, Germany.

Workshop theme: As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations have revealed, in some ways the developed economies of North America and Europe have never been more interested in creating a cooperative system of economic governance. In other ways, however, the relationship between these countries has never faced more challenges, as new economies disinclined to accept the trade rules and regulatory cooperation efforts of the developed world have ascended to new economic rights and have asserted new legal authority. Moreover, some of the traditional strengths of incumbency, such as a powerful currency and traditionally strong representation in international organizations, have come to look more like liabilities. This emerging economic order has presented challenges for Transatlantic cooperation efforts in trade law, investment law, financial regulation, monetary policy, and law and development – to say nothing of the longstanding conundrums raised by differences in competition law, complexities inherent in the supervision of multinational corporations and financial institutions, and problems posed by the need for sustained regulatory cooperation.

The International Economic Law Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law and the European Society of International Law, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, will hold a joint workshop in which progress in new research on these issues may be made. The working language of the workshop will be English.

Call for previously unpublished papers: We encourage IEL scholars, practitioners, and advanced doctoral students to submit proposals for paper presentations on any topic related to the workshop’s theme, broadly conceived. Proposals should be no more than one single-spaced page in length and should include the paper’s working title and an abstract describing its main thesis, methods, and contribution. All papers should be works-in-progress, that is unpublished at the time of the workshop.

Authors should also submit a separate, one-page bio or short curriculum vitae (CV) (max two pages) along with the abstract.

Proposals should be emailed to: ASIL.ESIL.IntEcLIG.Workshop@gmail.com and must be received no later than June 30, 2015.

Selection process: Submissions will be reviewed by a joint selection committee convened by the organizers. Selection decisions will take into account the proposals’ originality, diversity, and relevance to the workshop’s theme and will aim to achieve a well-rounded representation of European, North American, and non-transatlantic perspectives. We plan to inform the selected participants by August 15, 2015, with papers due for circulation to all workshop participants no later than November 15, 2015.

Workshop Format: In order to ensure a high level of discussion and useful feedback for all authors, the workshop will take place over 1.5 days in a roundtable format. Presenters will be thematically grouped into four to five panels of three papers each, with a senior commentator moderating the discussion for each panel. Due to space limitations, early submission of proposals is highly encouraged.

Publication Possibility: Depending upon the topics of the final submissions, a number of workshop participants may be invited to submit their papers for publication within a special issue of the Journal of World Investment and Trade. Any such invitations will be extended in accordance with that Journal’s usual peer review and editorial policy.

Workshop Costs: We are in the process of applying for funding to help offset the costs of the workshop. Subject to final availability of funds, we hope to be able to cover reasonable economy class travel and accommodation costs to assist most participants with the journey to Heidelberg, which is particularly lovely during the holiday season. Final confirmation of funding availability will be communicated along with selection decisions.

Any further questions may be directed to the organizers at: ASIL.ESIL.IntEcLIG.Workshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

On behalf of the ASIL IEcLIG:

Julie Maupin (Max Planck Institute, HD)

Sonia Rolland (Northeastern University)

Jarrod Wong (Pacific McGeorge)

David Zaring (Wharton)

On behalf of the ESIL IEcLIG:

Elisa Baroncini (University of Bologna)

Marion Pannizon (World Trade Institute)

Peter-Tobias Stoll (Georg August Universität, Göttingen)

On behalf of the Max Planck Institute:

Anne Peters (Co-Director)

ESIL conferences are organised annually since the last general meeting at Vienna. The next ESIL annual conference on ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A mixed blessing?’ will be held on 10-12 September 2015 at the University of Oslo. The Call for Agora Proposals and Papers and Call for Posters are open until 31 January 2015.

Call for Papers

Dreaming of the International Rule of Law – A History of International Courts and Tribunals

On the occasion of The ESIL 11th Annual Conference, to be held in Oslo, 10 – 12 September 2015. The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing? The ESIL’s interest group on the History of International Law http://esilhil.blogspot.co.uk/ invites submissions, in English or French. For all the current anxiety surrounding the judicialization of international politics, the contemporary growth of international courts and tribunals, which shows the continuing appeal of the “domestic analogy” in shaping the intellectual imagination of the discipline, may arguably be considered a dream made true for the long-standing aspirations of professional relevance of international lawyers. The promise of a more perfected international rule of law is among the factors that account for the fact that the establishment of new international courts and tribunals has accompanied the proliferation of international institutions and the diversification of international law for the last 25 years’-long post-cold war period.Against this background, submissions are welcomed in two interdependent categories. On the first hand, the IGHIL invites submissions addressed to examine the histories of the creation of “successful” international courts and tribunals, in the sense of institutionally established and operative ones. On the other, the IGHIL welcomes submissions addressed to examine the histories of short-lived, aborted or failed international courts and tribunals as well as the history of projects for international courts of tribunals that remained “dead letter” and/or are still “in nuce».Authors are invited to consider factors of failure/success in the creation, disappearance or non- emergence of international courts and tribunals in light of their legitimacy of origin and exercise as well as other factors. These may include, but are not limited to e.g. the role of particularly inspirational figures or social movements, the contextual-historical relevance of different international legal philosophies or the impact of context-breaking events in the history of international law.Each submission should include:– An abstract of no more than 400 words– The intended language of presentation– A short curriculum vitae containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information and e-mail address.Applications should be submitted to both Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral and Randall Lesaffer by 15th February 2015. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by 15th March 2015. Selection will be based on scholarly merit and with regard to producing an engaging workshop, without prejudice to gender, seniority, language or geographical location. Please note that the ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law is unable to provide funds to cover the conference registration fee or related transport and accommodation costs.

The best papers would be eligible for publication in a «symposium» of the Journal of the History of International Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff).

Cambio música por discurso

octubre 13, 2014

La décima conferencia de la ESIL en Viena, celebrada ya hace más de un mes desde el 4 al 6 de septiembre de 2014, sigue en mi memoria por muchas causas. Ya he hablado de algunos de los trabajos que se presentaron, y voy a comentar si se presenta una buena oportunida, pero ahora quiero recordar un hecho curioso, pero no necesariamente sorprendente siendo Viena la sede del encuentro, que he llamado «cambio música por discurso». Como es costumbre en las conferencias de la ESIL, nuestro anfitrión, el profesor August Reinisch, organizó una magnífica cena para los participantes en la Universidad de Viena, en el famoso salón de los techos con las pinturas de Gustav Klimt (¡qué pena que los originales hayan sido destruidos y ya no existan!). Durante la cena, en vez del tradicional discurso programado para esas ocasiones, nos regaló cuatro piezas musicales bellísimas interpretadas por un cuarteto de cuerdas cuyos integrantes forman parte de la Filarmónica de Viena. Una maravilla. Aquí va un extracto, sin especificar el título de la obra, para que los conocedores nos lo puedan revelar en los comentarios.

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