Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Conference: A Nordic Approach to International Law?

On August 27-29, 2015, the Centre for International Law and Justice at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law will host a conference on "A Nordic Approach to International Law?" Here's the idea:

The Nordic countries have a long-standing tradition of collaboration on a wide range of legal issues. The Nordic Council of Ministers endeavours ‘to promote basic common principles in Nordic legislation’, and extensive inter-Nordic harmonization is now in place in areas as diverse as education, energy, taxation, culture, and gender equality.

But do these ‘shared Nordic values’ extend to embrace a common perspective on international law and policy beyond the Nordic region? And do international legal scholars in the Nordic countries share a professional outlook enabling us to speak of a distinct ‘Nordic approach to international law’?