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This is an online platform showcasing history of international law-related events outside Tilburg University. For Tilburg-related news and events, see i-HILT@ Tilburg.


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NEW Call for Papers: Legal History and Empires

The organizers of the “Legal Histories of the British Empire” Conference held in 2012 in Singapore and The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Faculties of Law and Humanities are pleased to announce the second conference “Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonized”. The conference will be hosted at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados from July 10th-14th, 2018. Deadline for proposals is 15 January.

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Call for Papers: The Paris Peace Conference and the Challenge of a New World Order

The Peace Conference held in Paris in the aftermath of the Great War remains among the most important yet also most controversial events in modern history. Although it is often considered to have made a second global war all but inevitable, it has also been praised for providing the basis for an enduring peace that was squandered recklessly by poor international leadership during the 1930s. Deadline for the proposals is 1 June 2018.

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Call for Papers: Latin America and International Law

From February 8 to 9, 2018, the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law (University of Hamburg) in conjunction with Professor José Manuel Barreto Soler (Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Externado) organizes a conference on the history of international law in Latin American. Applications (in pdf) are due by 3 December, 2017. For list of subtopics and more information.

Conference Itinerary now available: The Legal and Political Thought of Francisco Suárez

This conference is organized by the Department of Roman Law and Legal History, University of Leuven in the context of the FWO Research Project “Suárez and Customary Law” (conveners: Randall Lesaffer and Dominique Bauer). It will be held from November 24-25 in Hof Bladelin, Naaldenstraat 17, 8000 Brugge (Belgium). Itinerary and more information

Call for Papers: The Amsterdam Centre for International Law’s Conference–Contingency in the Course of International Law: How International Law Could have been

The workshop will ask a question that is deceptive in its simplicity: How might international
law have been otherwise? The overarching aim will be to expose the contingencies of international law’s development by inquiring into international law’s past. Submissions are due 1 December, 2017.

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Call for Papers: Workshop Hegemony in the International Order'?

The workshop wants to investigate the contemporary significance of hegemony in the international realm. More specifically its aim is to assess whether and to what extent neo-Gramscian, neo-hegemonic or, alternatively, post-hegemonic forms of power help understanding law and politics in regional and global contexts. Submissions due 31 March, 2018.

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Lecture Series: International Order and Justice (Ghent Univerisity, Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns Institute of International Law

  • Anne Orford (Melbourne): "Civil war, intervention, and the transformation of international law" (11/12)
  • Stephen C. Neff (Edinburgh): "The standard of civilization in international law" (19/2)
  • Larissa Van den Heerik (Leiden): "Fact-finding and inquiry in international law" (6/3)
  • Hans Van Houtte (Iran Claims Tribunal): "Reparation of damages after war" (13/3)
  • Georg Nolte (ILC): "The International Law Commission after 70 years: Its role and challenges" (19/3)

The lecture series consists of a public lecture and a workshop for PhD-candidates. Prior registration is mandatory. A form can be found here.


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