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Coordinating Committee: Valentina Azarova, Emma Irving, Pierre Thielborger 


Upcoming Events:

  • Pre-conference workshop: ‘International Human Rights Law Beyond Traditional Sovereign Spaces’, Athens, 12 September 2019. Call for Papers. PROGRAMME.

Past events:

  • Conference: ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’, jointly organised by the University of Leiden, ESIL IG on The EU as a Global Actor, IG on Migration and Refugee Law, IG on International Human Rights Law and IG on the Law of the Sea, Leiden, 25-26 October 2018. Call for PapersPROGRAMME
  • Pre-Conference roundtable: ‘The Universality Challenge to Human Rights Law: a Sword, a Shield, or Neither?’Manchester, 13 September 2018. CALL FOR PAPERSPROGRAMME
  • Workshop: ‘Human Rights: Fundamental Values in International Law?’, Naples, 6 September 2017. PROGRAMME
  • Workshop: ‘The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis’,  Riga, 7 September 2016. PROGRAMME
  • Roundtable: ‘Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts and Quasi-Judicial Bodies’Oslo, 9 September 2015.


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Election Schedule:

  • The current Coordinating Committee was elected in October 2017.
  • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for October 2019.