Sciences Po PILAGG Workshop Series, Final Conference


The Law School of the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) will hold the final meeting of its workshop series for this academic year on Private International Law as Global Governance on May 11th, 2012. 

This day long conference will include three round tables and two lectures.

 9:00 – 10:00: TABLE I: THEORY: Function, Foundations and Ambit of PIL
1. How would you describe the function of PIL today?
2. What are the global issues for which you feel that its tools could be developed? (What are their limits?)
3. Is the distinction between public and private international law still valid?

  • Sabine CORNELOUP, Université de Bourgogne
  • Gilles CUNIBERTI, Université de Luxembourg
  • Alex MILLS, University College London (to be confirmed)
    Chair: Horatia MUIR WATT, Sciences Po Law School

10:15 – 11:15: Conference: Access of individuals to international justice
Antônio Augusto CANÇADO TRINDADE, International Court of Justice

11:30 – 12:30: TABLE II: METHODS: Impotence, Decline or Renewal?
1. Is there room for proportionality in conflicts methodology?
2. Is there room for Human Rights?
3. How should non-state actors and norms be dealt with?

  • Jeremy HEYMANN, Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Yannick RADI, Leiden University
  • Geneviève SAUMIER, McGill University
    Chair: Mathias AUDIT, Université Paris-Ouest (Nanterre-La Défense)

12h45 -14h15 LUNCH with David KENNEDY, Harvard Law School

14:30 – 15:30: TABLE III: INSTITUTIONS: Method, Policy and Governance?
1. What are the most significant methodological changes induced by policy choices?
2. How are the topics selected and developed? (Who, how, why?)
3. Is there a role for non-state actors in international law-making?

  • Hans VAN LOON, Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Frédérique MESTRE, UNIDROIT
    Chair: Diego P. FERNÁNDEZ ARROYO, Sciences Po Law School

15:30 – 16:00: Final Comments

More information is available on the PILAGG website.