Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Conference: Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small States

On May 19-20, 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Queen Mary Centre for Small States, and the Open University Law School will hold a conference on "Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small States." The program is here. Here's the idea:

The aim of this 1½ day conference is to bring together academics, representatives of Small States, as well as lawyers litigating in or for Small States (defined as those states with a population of 1.5m or less), to discuss the particular issues these jurisdictions face in regard to international dispute resolution and regional integration.

Small States are a micro-cosmos and allow the study of some legal phenomena more easily. On the other hand, Small States face specific issues due to their demographical, geographical size, and the size of their economies. Of particular interest are the commercial relations between large economies and Small States, the role of Small States as financial centres as well as B2B and State to State dispute resolution involving Small States.