Arguing that the realization of the function for which they have been created must take precedence over all other considerations, international organisations have tended to present the realization of that function as essential to protecting universal interests. In doing so, they have however contributed to weakening human rights standards. This contribution explores the reasons of that idiosyncratic reluctance to human rights.
As you may already know, IG-IO will convene an Agora on the topic of International Organisations and the Dream of Universality at the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law. This will be Agora 9 on Friday 14th September 2018 from 13:30 to 15:00. This post describes the Agora and provides the abstracts of the presentations.
The IG-IO will organize a pre-conference event at the occasion of the 2018 ESIL Annual Conference, consisting of a workshop on "Case Studies on International Organisations and Universality", and of the IG-IO annual meeting. Manchester UK - September 13 - 9:00 to 10:30am. Continue reading for more information. All invited!
The Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam is organising a workshop on the topic Specially-Affected States & International Law on 5 June 2018 (continue reading for more details)
Selected abstracts will form a Panel Proposal to be submitted to the 2018 European Society of International Law Conference. Deadline is Thursday 25 January 2018 but earlier submissions are highly recommended. Abstracts (in word, not exceeding 800 words) must be submitted to the IG-IO email. Further documents and information must be supplied with each abstract. Careful reading of the full text of the present call is recommended.