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IMG_0900Fuente: International Law Reporter

The Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has issued a call for papers for a conference on “Regulating ‘Irregular’ Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility,” to take place March 20, 2015. The call is here.

Fuente: International Law Reporter

New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal    

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 9, nos. 11/12, 2014) is out. Contents include:
•    Stuart Newman, APO in the EU: Clearly the Best Option
•    Elena Klonitskaya, Is the WTO the Right Forum to Hear National Security Issues?
•    Luis E. Mayaute Vargas, Negotiations and Implications of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in the WTO
•    Johel Romero & Fernando Piérola, Traders Beware: The Obligation to Publish Trade Measures before Enforcement and Its Treatment in the Dispute “United States—Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Products from China”

 

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Fuente: International Law Reporter
Call for Papers: Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Fourth Annual Conference 

The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law has issued a call for papers for its fourth annual conference, which will take place May 8-9, 2015, at the University of Cambridge. The theme is “Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law.” Here’s the call:

CALL FOR PAPERS
Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law
4th Annual Conference
University of Cambridge, 8–9 May 2015
Developing Democracy
Conversations on Democratic Governance in International,European and Comparative Law.
The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) and Hart Publishing welcome submissions for the Journal’s 4th annual conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8–9 May 2015. Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice.
The CJICL welcomes a wide variety of proposals in the fields of International, European and Comparative Law which identify current challenges to democratic governance and explore promising solutions. The conference theme understands democracy as a work in progress and attempts to promote a fruitful exchange on various transnational experiences. Papers can encompass empirical approaches, theoretical discussions and perspectives from practice.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
•    Contemporary challenges of transnational democracy (global and European);
•    Democracy and the sources of international law;
•    Parliamentary democracy in times of economic and financial crisis;
•    Counter-terrorism and democracy;
•    New forms of democratic accountability;
•    Domestic referenda on international agreements;
•    Democracy and the use of force;
•    The role of courts in defining and protecting democratic governance;
•    Transparency and the principle of democracy;
•    Public-private partnerships and democratic representation;
•    Democratic representation of refugees;
•    Comparative perspectives on democratic governance.
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. Abstracts should be submitted on the basis that the subsequent paper will be available for publication.
Important Dates
Submission of paper proposal and CV: 16 January 2015
Notification of acceptance: 6 February 2015
Final paper submission: 17 April 2015
Submission of paper for publication in CJICL: 30 June 2015
Submission Instructions
Applications can be submitted at http://www.cjicl.org.uk. They should include a paper proposal of not more than 300 words and a brief biography or CV.
Conference Registration
General registration for the conference will open in February 2015 on our website. Numbers are limited and early registration is highly recommended. We are eager to invite both scholars and practitioners to participate in our conference and are currently endeavouring to have attendance at the conference CPD accredited.

 

 

IMG_0736Fuente: International Law Reporter
Thomas: The Uses and Abuses of Legitimacy in International Law 

Christopher A. Thomas (London School of Economics – Law) has published The Uses and Abuses of Legitimacy in International Law (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 729-58, Winter 2014). Here’s the abstract:
In recent decades, the term ‘legitimacy’ has featured heavily in debates about international law and international institutions. Yet the concept of legitimacy, mercurial as it is, has remained under-scrutinized, leading to confusion and misuse. Rather than advancing a particular conception of what may make international law legitimate, this article seeks to clarify and complicate how international lawyers understand and use legitimacy as a concept. To begin, the article distinguishes between legal, moral and social legitimacy. It highlights the different ways in which these three approaches to legitimacy have been used in international law scholarship, while drawing attention to some of their more problematic tendencies. From there, it breaks the concept of legitimacy down into three major elements: its object, subject and basis. It argues that the tendency to blur these elements has led to much of the uncertainty and obfuscation in legitimacy debates. Finally, the article stresses the importance of distinguishing legitimacy from other grounds for compliance, including coercion, self-interest and habit. Ultimately, it argues that if treated with sufficient rigour, legitimacy provides a useful analytical concept for international lawyers. In doing so, it aims to encourage and facilitate the participation of international lawyers in broader inter-disciplinary debates about legitimacy.

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