25th Annual SLS-BIICL Conference on Theory and International Law

A special collaboration with the European Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Legal Theory

“Beyond our comfort zone? Situating the authority of international lawyers, institutions, & other international actors”

Monday 25th April 2016, 14:00-19:00

The 2016 theme reflects an enduring question: the concept of authority in international law. That the international legal system is a legal system properly socalled should by now be an accepted fact: even if not always and universally enforced, the validity of international legal rules functions itself as a reason for compliance, quite independently of the nature or character of the actions to be done. The legitimacy of international law, therefore, derives from more than the consent to be bound.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 29th February 2016. Applicants will be informed no later than 15th March 2016.

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP