ESIL Pre-Conference Workshop: international organizations’ action in times of covid-19: law-making by expertise and questions of soft law

We are pleased to publish the final agenda for the joint workshop organised by the interest groups on International Organizations and International Health Law.

 WEDNESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER, 2021 13:00 – 17:00 CEST

 Hybrid Venue: 

Stockholm University´s Aula Magna, Mimer(http://esil2021.se/venues/)

Frescativägen 114 19, Stockholm, Sweden

AND

Online via Zoom. Email esil.igihl[@]gmail.com or CoordinatingCommittee[@]igioesil.blog for Zoom details

 PROGRAMME13:00 – 13:05 WELCOME BY CONVENERS 
13:05 – 13:30 KEYNOTE ADRESS  Three Models of International Law-making by Expertise 
Christiane Ahlborn (United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, New York, United States of America) 

PANEL 1: THE ROLE OF SOFT LAW
13:30 – 13:45 COVID-19 and the Actions of the South Asian University (SAU): The Evolution of the Soft Law of SAU and the Role of its Functionaries 
Ravindra Pratap (South Asian University, India) 
Discussant: Sufyan El Droubi (University of Dundee, Scotland) 
13:45 – 14:00 The Challenges of The Global Health Governance System in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Contributions and Alternatives for Strengthening Commitment to ‘Soft law’ Instruments 
Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil) 
Discussant: Catherine Brölmann (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 
14:00 – 14:15 International Organization´s Action in Times of COVID-19: “Smart” Power 
Miriam Cohen, Jean-Louis Denis, Catherine Régis, Pierre Larouche, Stéphanie Cadeddu, Gaëlle Foucault (University of Montreal, Canada) 
Discussant: Stéphanie Dagron (University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
14:15 – 14:30 To Be Soft, or Not To Be Soft: This Is (Not) the (Only) Question 
Giulia Bosi (Sant´Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy) 
Discussant: Richard Collins (University College Dublin, Ireland) 

14:30 – 15:05 
General Discussion 

15:05 – 15:15 
INTERMISSION 

PANEL 2: LAW-MAKING BY EXPERTISE

15:15 – 15:30 

UNWTO Action to Revive Tourism in Times of COVID-19 
Laura Huici-Sancho (University of Barcelona, Spain) 
Discussant: Stefania Negri (University of Salerno, Italy) 

15:30 – 15:45 

COVID-19 Introducing a Sliding Scale between Legality and Scientific Knowledge 
Ioanna Pervou (Hellenic Open University, Patras Greece/Democritus University of Thrace, Greece) 
Discussant: Gail Lythgoe (University of Manchester, England) 

15:45 – 16:00 

Scientific Expertise and Normativity of International Animal Health Standards in Times of COVID-19: A Challenge for International Trade Governance? 
Phakanadh Sutthent (University of Glasgow, Scotland) 
Discussant: Gian Luca Burci (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland) 

16:00 – 16:15 

Global Regulatory Standards, Co-operation, Accountability and Expertise: The IHR 2005 
Caroline Foster (University of Auckland, New Zealand) 
Discussant: Lorenzo Gasbarri (Bocconi University, Italy) 

16:15– 16:50
 
General Discussion 

16:50 – 17:00 
CONCLUDING REMARKS AND FAREWELL 

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