Conference on the Role of Ethics in International Law


Some of our readers will be interested in the following conference this Friday in Washington, D.C.

The Role of Ethics in International Law

Event Information
Friday, November 13, 2009 / 8:30 AM
Tillar House/Cosmos Club
Washington, D.C.

Each year, the International Legal Theory Interest Group of the American Society of International Law convenes a special conference to consider an important theoretical issue in international law. This year, the conference will focus on the Role of Ethics in International Law. Special attention will be paid both to the role of ethics in public and private international law, as well as to normative and theoretical perspectives. The panels will feature the following distinguished scholars.

The Role of Ethics in Public International Law
Moderator:  Brian Lepard, University of Nebraska School of Law
Roger P. Alford, Pepperdine University School of Law, Moral Reasoning in International Law
Oona A. Hathaway, Yale Law School, Why Do States Comply With International Law?
Edward T. Swaine, George Washington University Law School, Breaching

The Role of Ethics in Private International Law
Moderator:  Trey Childress, Pepperdine University School of Law
Lea Brilmayer, Yale Law School, The Ethical Problem in Private International Law
Perry Dane, Rutgers School of Law, The Natural Law Challenge to Choice of Law
Dean Symeon C. Symeonides, Willamette University College of Law, The Quest for Multistate Justice

Normative and Theoretical Perspectives
Moderator:  Tim Sellers, Baltimore University School of Law
Samantha Besson, University of Fribourg/Duke University School of Law, The Nature of Human Rights Theory
H. Patrick Glenn, McGill University, The Ethic of International Law
Mary Ellen O’Connell, Notre Dame Law School, FindingJus Cogens:  Preemptory Norms and Natural Law Process

Lunch will be served as part of this free conference for ASIL members ($15.00 for non-ASIL members). For further information, see here.