ESIL IG on International Legal Theory will hold a workshop on the occasion of the 13th ESIL Annual Conference: ‘Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law’, Naples, 7–9 September 2017.

Call for Papers: ‘Democracy and Participation versus Global Public Goods and Commons: Theoretical Challenges’

Democratic and participatory principles, although not free from challenges, are nowadays held by many to be a necessary component of (legitimate) international law. These challenges increase with the entry into international law and legal scholarship of the ideas of ‘global public goods’ and ‘global commons’.

This panel will reflect on challenges arising from democratic and participatory ideals vis‐à‐vis global public goods and global commons.

Please submit an abstract in Word of no more than 800 words to panel organisers Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko ( and Claudio Corradetti ( The following information must be provided with each abstract:

  • the author’s name and affiliation
  • the author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications
  • the author’s contact details, including email address and phone number
  • whether the author is an ESIL member 
  • whether the abstract should be considered for the ESIL Young Scholar Prize

Only one abstract per author will be considered.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10 December 2016.