Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Conference: New International Order in an Isolationist World

On September 22-23, 2017, the ILA British Branch will hold its annual conference, in London. The theme is: "New International Order in an Isolationist World." The program is here. Here's the idea:

The conference theme New International Order in an Isolationist World will address the pressing challenges faced by international law in the political and economic climate prevailing in many regions of the world.

These include the challenges caused by rising populism in Europe and North America and reactions against free trade and economic interdependence, manifested most obviously in the Brexit referendum and policies advocated by President Trump, the changing foreign policies of many countries towards military and diplomatic intervention in politically unstable regions and the flows of refugees into Europe, the role of international criminal law in the modern world along with the challenges faced by the International Criminal Court, and the increased scrutiny of the legitimacy of investment treaty arbitration, whether as a standalone system or as an aspect of mixed trade and investment agreements.

The conference will include six panels covering the following topics: peace and security; human rights and international humanitarian law; international trade law; international investment law; regionalism; and accountability and remedies under international law, and will include selected speakers drawn from private practice, the public sector and academia in order to incorporate diverse perspectives, both theoretical and practical, on the conference theme.