Thursday, May 19, 2016

Conference: Private and Public International Law: Strengthening Connections

On June 24, 2016, Lincoln Law School will host a conference on "Private and Public International Law: Strengthening Connections." The program is here. Here's the idea:

Developing coherent and consistent discourses whilst avoiding fragmentation in public and private international law is amongst the challenges of these disciplines in present times. The conference is the final event of a two-year research project led by academics in Edinburgh and Lincoln with a view to highlight the convergence that exists between private and public International Law.

Through the presentation and discussion of papers exploring these connections, the one day conference will engage experienced private and public international lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions as well as dynamic early-career academics. Focusing on engagement and ‘translation’ between the two sub-disciplines of international law, the speakers will map existing connections and explore further linkages between these disciplines across a range of interdisciplinary topics.

Topics covered include jurisdiction, State immunity, corporate social responsibility, arbitration, and trade in medical services.