Professor Gentian Zyberi and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo) are organising a conference on the protection of community interests under international law, to take place on 3 June 2019, in Oslo.
This conference aims at providing insights on the role and function of international law in a framework of increased global governance by focusing on how ‘community interests’ are articulated and protected and global public goods are provided. Over time these community interests have come to encapsulate some of the contemporary global challenges facing the international community, including ensuring global human security, managing shared natural resources and countering climate change, and protecting world cultural heritage. While displaying different degrees of normative intensity and institutional development, these broad areas of international law and governance involve the provision of different global public goods. The comprehensive impact of community interests visible today also reveals a fundamental tension in contemporary international law – the tension between the need to make international law adequately express and support what are assumed to be universally held moral beliefs and the need to make it firmly reflect its political context.
We welcome submissions on different sub-fields of international law, including international human rights and humanitarian law, international economic law, international peace and security law, international institutional law, natural resources and the global commons, and open access technology.
Researchers performing multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary analysis across international law fields and institutional frameworks are particularly encouraged to apply.