2019 ESIL Research Forum
On Thursday, 4 and Friday, 5 April 2019, the Institute of International and European Law will host the European Society of International Law's annual Research Forum. The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly conference that promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. It has a small and intensive format targeting scholars at an early stage of their careers. The selected speakers will receive comments on their paper presentations from members of the ESIL Board and invited experts during the Forum.
The 2019 ESIL Research Forum addresses the topic:
“The Rule of Law in International and Domestic Contexts: Synergies and Challenges”.
The recent backlash against international law, as well as current domestic developments, put the rule of law to the test at the international as well as the domestic level. This prompts us to revisit and perhaps reconsider its concept and relevance. Therefore, a central task will be to determine whether we can (still) speak of a rule of law at the international level, and if so, in which terms. Furthermore, the close interlinkage between the international and national readings of this concept inevitably leads to the question if and how these international developments influence the constitutional framework of states and vice versa.
Side Events: On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, seven ESIL Interest Groups will convene side events on the occasion of the Research Forum. The following side events will be hosted:
- A Workshop on Sound Science-Based Regulation in the Post-Truth Era: Domestic and International Rule of Law Under Fire, a joint event convened by the Interest Group on International Environmental Law and the Interest Group on International Bio Law (Programme)
- A Workshop on Migration and the Rule of Law, convened by the Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law (Programme)
- A Workshop on The Rule of Law in Cyberspace, convened by the Interest Group on Peace and Security (Programme)
- A Workshop on Trade Agreements and the Rule of Law, convened by the Interest Group on International Economic Law (Programme)
- A Workshop on An Ambivalent Engagement: International Organisations and the Rule of Law, convened by the Interest Group on International Organisations (Programme)
- A Workshop on The Rule of Law and International Law in Historical Perspective, convened by the Interest Group on the History of International Law (Programme)
Information Sheet for side events: A general information sheet for the IG side events can be downloaded here. It contains information about all relevant locations, technical support, cafés and dining opportunities.
Call for Papers (now closed): PDF
Registration: All participants attending the ESIL Research Forum and / or the ESIL Interest Group events must register. Please register here before 28 February 2019. The registration fee is 20 €. (Those speakers, chairs, and discussants who appear in the main Research Forum programme must register but they do not have to pay the fee).
Date: The Research Forum will take place on 4-5 April 2019, the ESIL Interest Group events on 3 April 2019.
Venue: The Research Forum will take place at the Church of the Paulines (Paulinerkirche, Historisches Bibliotheksgebäude SUB Göttingen), Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen, Germany. The ESIL Interest Group events will take place in the University's Central Lecture Hall Building (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen.
ESIL Travel Grants: If you are a chair or speaker in the main Research Forum or in one of the Interest Group events, you may apply for a travel grant. Further information can be found here. Applications will be accepted until February 2019.