International Law in Context Day 2

canterbury, CT1 1NX, Kent, North Holmes Rd, Og46 - Old Sessions House
Social and Applied Sciences
Friday 22 June 2018 (09:30-17:30)

For futher information please contact Dr. Chrispas Nyombi
TEL: 01227 923058


Nowadays governments, scholars and civil society groups around the world are engaged enthusiastically in the development of international law. Major developments over the past years have come from all subfields of international law, from human rights and international criminal law, to international economic law, private international law, or to litigation and arbitration.

In some regions, we are witnessing more cooperation and economic integration, for instance, through the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and movement towards a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in Africa. In other regions, we are beginning to see cracks in the old architecture, for instance, BREXIT, the termination of intra-EU BITs and the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.These developments have given rise to multiple challenges both in terms of the immediate legal issues which arise from the process of state accession or withdrawal and the deeper questions on what international cooperation will look like in the future. These challenges extend further into the field of international human rights and international criminal law. For instance, questions are being asked as to whether the International Criminal Court (ICC), as a multilateral court, can suppress or prevent international crimes against a backdrop of accusations of selectivity and bias in its choice of investigations and prosecutions. This conference is intended to create an opportunity for academics and practitioners to reflect upon these contemporary developments in international law.

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