Call for Papers: 'International Law in a Dark Time'
Helsinki, 22-23 May 2017

The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights and Peking University Institute of International Law Collaboration Project (ECI-PUIIL Project) funded by CIMO is pleased to offer a workshop for PhD students and junior researchers to be held at Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

The purpose of this workshop will be to examine the transformations of law at a specific moment in history in which law and lawfulness appear as much part of the problem as their solution.

The seminar is open to PhD students and young researchers, internationally, with a specific interested in the theme 'International Law in a Dark Time'.

Theme of the Seminar
The call for papers is on four themes: 
1) Human Rights in a Dark Time
2) Environmental Law in a Dark Time
3) The Laws of Security in a Dark Time
4) The Laws of the International Economy in a Dark Time.

Format of the seminar
Each participant will deliver a paper and present it during the seminar. The papers shall be submitted before 30 April, and will be made available for all other participants. The seminar will be 2 days in total, and will not have parallel sessions.

Submission of Abstracts and Evaluation Process
An abstract (no more than 500 words) shall be submitted before 30 December. Please include full name, junior researcher/doctoral student/independent researcher, institutions/university, in the abstract. Accepted abstracts will be informed by 18 January.
All abstracts shall be sent to with the title “International Law in a Dark Time + Name”.

Dates to Remember
30 Dec 2016: deadline for submission of abstracts by email.
18 Jan 2017: abstract evaluation and selection of papers
30 April 2017: submission of full papers