Inaugural Øresund International Law Workshop


On 5 February 2018, the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen will host the inaugural ‘Øresund International Law Workshop’, bringing together international law researchers from the University of Lund and the University of Copenhagen.

The purpose of the inaugural workshop is twofold. First, it is an opportunity to foster closer cooperation between legal academics working on international law issues at the two law faculties. Second, the aim of the workshop is to find interlinkages and synergies between researchers who work on disparate issues related to international law.

It has been argued that the discipline of international law has become ‘fragmented’ by the development of academic communities that focus on a particular field of international law, such as environmental law, trade law, human rights law, and so on. The workshop aims to address some of the theoretical and methodological issues associated with this development. The first part of the workshop will consist of presentations by junior and senior academics and will provide an opportunity to discuss their work in the light of these challenges. The workshop will hear presentations by Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Léonard Van Rompaey, Maria Varaki, and Barbara Diaz Alaminos. The second part is a roundtable discussion of academic texts on these issues facing the discipline of international law. The Øresund International Law Workshop aims to be the first step towards closer cooperation between international law researchers in both law faculties, and may include joint research projects, funding applications, and publications by researchers at the two universities. The inaugural workshop will be held at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) from 14:00 – 17:30.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Jed Odermatt jed.odermatt@jur.ku.dk

Time:  5 February 2018 14:00 – 17:30

Place: iLab - room 6B-4-66, Faculty of Law, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Registration: For participation in this workshop please use this registration form no later than 1 February 2018, 12:00.