Rechtskulturen Workshop
Thu 20 Sep 2012 – Fri 21 Sep 2012

Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, 5 Cranmer Road, Cambridge

Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory
(ASIL–ESIL–Rechtskulturen Workshop)

In cooperation with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL)

With Philip Allott (Cambridge), Patrick Capps (Bristol), Evan Criddle (Syracuse), Christian Djeffal (Berlin), Monica Garcia Salmones (Helsinki), Ayal Gross (Tel Aviv), Nienke Grossmann (Baltimore), Jeffrey L. Dunoff (Philadelphia), Jörg Kammerhofer (Freiburg), Philip Liste (Hamburg), Julian Davis Mortenson (Ann Arbor), Stefan Oeter (Hamburg), Surabhi Ranganathan (Cambridge), Mark A. Pollack (Philadelphia), John Tasioulas (London), Guglielmo Verdirame (London) et al.

Draft Programme

Thursday, 20 September 2012

1500–1515 Welcome and Introductions

  • Marc Weller (Lauterpacht Centre)
  • Evan Criddle (Syracuse/ASIL), Jörg Kammerhofer (Freiburg/ESIL) and Alexandra Kemmerer (Berlin/Rechtskulturen)

1515–1615 Keynote Speech

  • Philip Allott (Cambridge), Law and Social Evolution

1630–1815 Panel 1 - Transatlantic Currents in International Legal Theory
Chair: Aeyal Gross (Tel Aviv)
Panellists (15 minutes each)

  • Monica Garcia-Salmones (Helsinki), What Divides Us in Truth Unites Us: The Interests’ Approach in the Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory
  • John Parry (Lewis & Clark), Historicizing (and Abandoning?) the ‘Grotian Tradition’ in International Law
  • Guglielmo Verdirame (KCL), International Law: Time for a Normative (Re)Turn?

Discussant: Patrick Capps (Bristol) (15 minutes)
Group discussion (45 minutes)

1930–2230 Formal Dinner at Clare College

Friday, 21 September 2012

0900–1045 Panel 2 - Treaty Interpretation in Comparative Perspective
Chair: John Linarelli (Swansea)
Panellists (15 minutes each)

  • Julian Arato (NYU), Treaty Interpretation and Constitutional Transforma-tion: Informal Change in International Organizations
  • Christian Djeffal (Humboldt), Transatlantic Divides on Treaty Interpreta-tion
  • Julian Davis Mortenson (Michigan), The Travaux of Travaux: A Historical Perspective on ‘American’ and ‘European’ Treaty Interpretation

Discussant: Stefan Oeter (Hamburg) (15 minutes)
Group Discussion (45 minutes)

1045–1115 Coffee Break

1115–1300 Panel 3 - Theories of Institutional Legitimacy
Chair: Donald E. Childress III (Pepperdine)
Panellists (15 minutes each)

  • Nienke Grossman (Baltimore), New Approach to the Normative Legiti-macy of International Courts
  • Surabhi Ranganathan (Cambridge), Should Institutions Alter Multilateral Treaties? Scholarly Proposals, Underlying Visions, and the Degrees of ‘Dif-ference’
  • Christopher A. Whytock (UC Irvine), Resolving the Tension between For-eign State Immunity and Court Access Rights: European and U.S. Ap-proaches

Discussant: John Tasioulas (UCL) (15 minutes)
Group discussion (45 minutes)

1300–1400 Catered Lunch in the Lauterpacht Centre Garden

1415–1600 Panel 4 - Transcending Parochialism in International Legal Theory
Chair: Tim Sellers (Baltimore)
Panellists (15 minutes each)

  • Rudy Baker (USC), The New Building Blocks of Customary International Law
  • Tim Meyer ( U Georgia), Title tbc
  • Andreas Sennekamp and Nicolas Lamp (WTO), The Doctrine of Precedent: Precedent in Common Law, Civil Law and International Law

Discussant: Philip Liste (Hamburg) (15 minutes)
Group discussion (45 minutes)

1600–1615 Closing

  • Jörg Kammerhofer, Evan Criddle and Alexandra Kemmerer

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