2019 European Society of International Law Conference

Date(s) - 09/12 - 09/14

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

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The 2019 ESIL Annual Conference will take place in Athens on 12 -14 September 2019, with ESIL Interest Group pre-conference workshops during the morning of 12 September.

The theme of the 2019 conference is SOVEREIGNTY: A CONCEPT IN FLUX?

In keeping with ESIL tradition, the Conference will feature keynote speakers, a closing discussion round table, and six fora, exploring the normative, theoretical and practical aspects of sovereignty. In this vein, distinguished and leading scholars will decipher the primordial code of the Montevideo criteria of statehood, shed light on the various aspects of contestation of statehood, attempt to paint the picture of modern, diluted but yet effective, sovereignty of States in financial matters, examine whether the judicialization of international dispute resolution is today threatened by new and/or traditional sovereignty conceptions, address the conceptual problems posed by cyberspace, and discuss current events and future challenges that relate to State sovereignty.