Workshops and conferences

Appointment of International Judges and Arbitrators: Legality, Legitimacy and the Rule of Law

6-7.30pm, 25 October 2019 | University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AG, UK

The backgrounds and professional qualifications of judges have become salient and contested issues for many courts around the world. International tribunals are no exception to this tendency.

Judges on international tribunals have sometimes been criticised for lacking sufficient expertise or experience. Such challenges raise both practical and theoretical questions: what sort of profile is needed for judges on international tribunals? How helpful is legal practice experience? Do scholarly academic and judicial backgrounds make distinct contributions to a tribunal's capacity? Should judicial selection processes be reformed to maximize diversity of various kinds?

Find out more and book via the British Institute of International and Corporate Law (BIICL) website


3rd Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights

‘Hope in International Law and Human Rights’, 17-18 June 2019 | Liverpool, UK

The aim of this conference is to explore the positives of international law and the opportunities for international law to develop. How can international law provide the solutions to today’s global challenges? How can international law bring order and peaceful coexistence? How can international law develop to help alleviate suffering? At a time when hope is sorely needed, can we see hope in international law and human rights?

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2019 Programme - 3rd Postgraduate Conference


Annual Doctoral Workshop in Constitutional Theory: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

10-11 June 2019 | Liverpool, UK

Drawing on two successful events, at the University of Liverpool Law School in 2017 and at the University of Strathclyde Law School in 2018, the University of Liverpool will again host the annual two-day doctoral workshop in constitutional theory on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 June 2019. We would like to thank our sponsors, Edward Elgar Publishing, for their continued support.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Aileen Kavanagh (University of Oxford) will deliver the keynote lecture, which will be titled: ‘The Challenges of Collaborative Constitutionalism’.

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Loyal Co-operation within the System of the European Convention on Human Rights

10 - 11 May 2019 | Liverpool, UK

The International Law and Human Rights Unit of the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice is organising a two-day workshop on loyal co-operation with the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the means of reaction by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) when its judgments trigger discontent. The conference is open to both established and early-career scholars and practitioners, including PhD students.

Loyal Co-Operation Conference Programme