Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Conference: International Law in the English Legal System

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Society of Legal Scholars International Law Section will host their 17th Conference on Theory and International Law, April 14, 2008, in London. The topic is "International Law in the English Legal System." The program is not yet available online. Why attend?

In the past few years, arguments involving international law have increasingly been put before the English courts and a number of recent decisions have put into question traditional views as to the place of international law in the English legal system. The 17th SLS international law section/BIICL conference will examine various issues arising out of the new jurisprudence.

Panels will cover the legal effects of unincorporated treaties and other international instruments (including Security Council resolutions); customary international law and English law; non-justiciability and act of State; and the relationships between human rights, international criminal law and State immunity in English law.