Thursday, April 2, 2009

Conference: Regime Interaction in International Law: Theoretical and Practical Challenges

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School will sponsor a conference on "Regime Interaction in International Law: Theoretical and Practical Challenges," June 26-27, 2009, at the Lauterpacht Centre. The program is available here. Here's a description:
International law develops in a fragmented way to address functional needs. This has resulted in the development of special “regimes” of norms and decision‐making procedures and accompanying international organisations. There is much scholarship about allegedly autonomous legal regimes addressing international trade, human rights, humanitarian law, environmental protection and other issues. The need to resolve conflicting norms between regimes has led to recommendations by the International Law Commission. Less attention, however, has been given to the way in which, in the default situation of diversity and concurrent activities, regimes interact, and how international law might help to shape this interaction.