ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS, GLOBAL COMMONS AND FUNDAMENTAL VALUES: THE RESPONSES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

The 2017 ESIL Annual Conference will explore how international law responds to global public goods, global commons and fundamental values, examining the responses in a wide range of fields. It will discuss which general interests have or have not been deemed to deserve the protection of international law in one or more of these categories, and why; it will also explore the legal foundation of such interests in international law. In addition, the conference will focus on whether and how it is appropriate that international law intervenes to regulate such interests, taking into account the interplay between multiple actors of international law, ranging from states, international and regional organisations and non-state actors. It will explore how states and other actors have used international law to protect general interests, what lessons can be learned from these efforts, and what main challenges still need to be addressed. Looking at international law through the prism of global public goods, global commons and fundamental values also implies an in-depth examination of different substantive regimes, for example those regulating human rights, the protection of the environment, judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the use of force, terrorism, and so on.

In line with ESIL tradition, the fora panels will explore broader and methodological issues, while more specific issues will be discussed in the agora panels.

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500

PARTICIPANTS

20

TOPICS

6

FORA

12

AGORA

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Due to the limited space the dinner is available to 350 people.