International Organizations and State Sovereignty A Relationship in Flux

2019 ESIL Annual Conference, Athens 
12 September 2019, 11.00 – 13.30
Room 1, 45 Academias Str
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A Relationship in Flux



11h00 – 11h15

Welcome and Introduction

Sufyan Droubi


11h15 – 13h15



1.     Frederick Cowell (Birkbeck), ‘Defining Sovereignty by Defiance: How sovereign identity is defined through human rights backlash’

2.     Pola Cebulak (Amsterdam), ‘Legislative Override in EU External Relations: The Construction of External Sovereignty of an International Organization’

3.     Philip Burton (Bristol), ‘Coded Sovereignties and ‘Neutral’ Institutions’

4.     Jed Odermatt (City), ‘International Organizations and Areas of Contested Sovereignty’

5.     Marissa Ooms (Tilburg), ‘Sovereignty According to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: From Permanent Sovereignty to Permanent Self-Governance of Natural Resources?’


13h15 – 13h30

 Closing Remarks and Next Steps for the Interest Group



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