Friday, March 13, 2009

Call for Papers: International Law Weekend 2009

The American Branch of the International Law Association has issued a call for papers for its annual International Law Weekend, to take place October 22-24, 2009, at Fordham Law School in New York. Here's the call:

On October 22-24, 2009, the American Branch of the International Law Association ("ABILA") will hold its annual International Law Weekend in New York, bringing together hundreds of practitioners, members of the governmental and non-governmental sectors and students.

The conference will feature numerous panels, Ms. Lucy F. Reed, President of the American Society of International Law, as distinguished speaker, receptions, and the ABILA's annual meeting.

International Law Weekend 2009 will take place at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on October 22, 2009, and at Fordham University School of Law on October 23rd and 24th. The Weekend's theme is "Challenges to Transnational Governance".

The economic, political, and social changes of the last decade have re-shaped international law and deeply affected its role and practice, along with the identity and attitude of its participants. This year's Weekend will address the challenges posed by these changes with an emphasis on the emergence of the notion of "transnational governance" and the issues related to it, including:

  • Re-ordering, organizing, and monitoring: Is this what trasnational governance is about?
  • Who is in charge of transnational governance?: A discussion of the (sometimes new) role of international organizations, states, NGOs, regions, companies, private individuals, and others.
  • Governing what?: The contents and scope of transnational governance
  • The impact of transnational governance on international trade, foreign investment, and dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • In the new context, what is the role of regulatory international law?

The ILW 2009 co-chairs are Pierre Bodeau-Livinec of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Wil Burns, Editor in Chief, Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, and Aníbal M. Sabater, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP.

Please submit panel proposals to the co-chairs by April 10, 2009.