The ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security is organising a workshop as a side-event to the 2021 ESIL Research Forum organised by the University of Catania. The workshop will take place online on Thursday 15 April 2021.

The question of solidarity is controversial, particularly as solidarity can be used in international law in a multitude of ways: it can be viewed as a structural principle, shaping the international legal order, as a normative principle, setting the values of that order, or as a general principle, with particular relevance to the area of peace and security. It can be viewed as a vital aim for rights, actions and order in certain areas, such as disaster, peacekeeping and migration, or it can be viewed as being in direct competition with other values such as sovereignty and security. From each of these perspectives, several questions arise: can solidarity as a value shape the interpretation and application of existing rules? Can it incubate new rules? Does the pursuit of solidarity in the area of peace and security constitute a utopian myth? Is solidarity as a concept compatible with the aims of peace and security?

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