Call for Papers: ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law Workshop, Riga, 7 September 2016

On the occasion of the 12th ESIL Conference in Riga,on “How International Law Works in Times of Crisis”, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a half day workshop on ‘The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis’.

The 2016 Riga Conference asks whether international law is up to the task of dealing with particular crises. In our call, we ask for papers focused on this question from the perspective of international human rights law. In what types of crises does international human rights law operate? How well does it address the crises it faces, ranging from governing conflict, to migration, to climate change, to the use and application of new technologies? Is international human rights law central and effective in crisis management or is it relegated to the margins? Is international human rights law exist in a perpetual in crisis-management mode? Has it managed to adapt and evolve to new types of crises? How does it co-exist with other international law regimes applicable during crisis? Are models of co-regulation emerging? How are these models assessed and analysed?

Applications should be submitted by 15 April 2016 to