Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Call for Papers: International Law and Domestic Policies

Turgut Ozal University School of Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on "International Law and Domestic Policies," to take place October 30-31, 2015, in Ankara. Here's the call:

International Conference


International Law and Domestic Policies

Turgut Ozal University School of Law, in cooperation with Association for Canadian Studies and IDI, invites scholars and policy-makers to submit paper proposals to International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies. The Conference will take place on 30-31 October 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

The aim of this International Conference is to evaluate the impact of international law and transnational law on the legal orders of nation states in different national contexts. The importance of international law in an increasingly globalized world is duly and frequently acknowledged. However, it is difficult to say that international law produces the desired impact across different national legal orders.

On the one hand, practitioners, legal scholars and policy-makers note that as well as the force on domestic law of international law in the form of treaties, conventions and customary law, newer concepts such as global common law, international human rights adjudication and the regulatory powers created through transnational agreements all create the sense that the supremacy of the international legal order is well established and that most states and national communities act as responsible members of an ordered global community. On the other hand, however, international community faces a multitude of challenges and problematic situations stemming both from international and national levels.

Governments are often reluctant to incorporate relevant provisions of international law in their domestic orders. They may also exert their influence over international organizations to prevent the latter from dealing effectively with common challenges. In this context, the aim of the Conference is to provide opportunities to discuss the interplay between international law and domestic policies. Besides focusing on the impact of international treaty and customary law, the Conference also welcomes submissions dealing with the effects on domestic policies of other sources of globalized norms, such as the emergence of global common law arising from pressures for regulatory commonality, different trade and investment regimes, international sanctions and others. Scholars, Policy-makers, lawyers, judges and professionals from all disciplines are invited to submit a proposal to the conference organizing committee.

Papers on following and similar topics are welcome:

– Impact of international law on domestic policies

– Convergence between international law and municipal law

– Supremacy of international law

– Domestic courts and international law

– Global common law; the globalization of legal values and legal method

– Rise of regulatory governance in international law

– International human rights law

– International law and national constitutions

– The interplay between international law and domestic law

– International sanctions and domestic law

For more information, including information on deadline for proposals, please refer to the website of the conference.