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2017 ESIL Annual Conference (registration required, with costs)

7 September 20179 September 2017

The 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Naples, Italy, from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 of September 2017. The conference will be hosted by the University of Naples Federico II.
The theme of the conference is ”Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”.
Please check the conference website regularly for further updates. The draft programme – which will be regularly updated – can be found on the home page.
You may now register for the 2017 ESIL Annual Conference. Register now and take advantage of the early-bird registration fees until 30 April 2017.
The opening session of the conference will be held in the Teatrino di Corte, the King’s private opera theatre inside the Royal Palace, and the main conference will be held in the Castel dell’Ovo, a magnificent medieval building which is the oldest standing fortification in Naples.
Pre-conference ESIL Interest Group events will be held at the historical premises of the School of Law of the university on Wednesday 6 September 2017.
More information about the theme:
The 2017 ESIL Annual Conference will explore how international law responds to global public goods, global commons and fundamental values, examining the responses in a wide range of fields. It will discuss which general interests have or have not been deemed to deserve the protection of international law in one or more of these categories, and why; it will also explore the legal foundation of such interests in international law. In addition, the conference will focus on whether and how it is appropriate that international law intervenes to regulate such interests, taking into account the interplay between multiple actors of international law, ranging from states, international and regional organisations and non-state actors. It will explore how states and other actors have used international law to protect general interests, what lessons can be learned from these efforts, and what main challenges  still need to be  addressed.  Looking at international law through the prism of global public goods, global commons and fundamental values also implies an in-depth examination of different substantive regimes, for example those regulating  human rights, the protection of the environment, judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the use of force, terrorism, and so on.


7 September 2017
9 September 2017




Castel dell’Ovo
Via Eldorado 3
Napoli, Campania 80132 Italy
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