Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Conference: International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century

On March 2nd, 2013, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host the Western Regional Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association (International Law Weekend - West). The theme is: "International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century." The program is here. Here's the idea:
“Human Security” is a concept which is increasingly impacting economic, social and political policies. Yet, as one legal scholar notes: [d]espite its relevance to central questions of international law, human security has until very recently received little attention from international lawyers.” [Tigerstrom, Barbara, Human Security and International Law: Prospects and Problems, Hart Publishing (2007)]. This year’s ILW-West Conference addresses the critical question: “What does “Human Security” mean for international law as the 21st Century progresses”? During this year’s ILW-West Conference, distinguished international law scholars and practitioners will discuss the importance and the role of “Human Security” as it relates to international environmental law, trade, human rights and international criminal law.