ESIL Prague-Nottingham Symposium: Non-UN Sanctions and International Law

On 5 May 2017, the first part of an ESIL symposium co-organized by the Institute of International Relations in Prague and the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre, University of Nottingham, was held in Prague. At this event 12 papers were presented and discussed by experts in the very productive environment of the Cernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in Prague.

The second part of the symposium will be held at the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham on Friday 10 November 2017. The overall topic of the symposium is ‘Non-UN Sanctions and International Law’.

The idea is to consider various aspects of sanctions adopted outside the UN context, by individual States, groups of States, regional organizations or other actors. While the Prague event focused on the legality and legitimacy of non-UN sanctions, the Nottingham event will concentrate on the effectiveness and impact of non-UN sanctions and the monitoring of such sanctions by States or non-State actors.

The ESIL symposium is a scholarly event that promotes an intensive and targeted discussion of a selected topic of international law. Approximately 8-12 papers will be selected from among the submissions. The most original papers may be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (published by Oxford University Press) in 2018.

The Call for Papers is now available. Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2017

The Nottingham Programme will be available shortly.