The ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations today announces the launch of a new series, where we interview authors, researchers, and practitioners about their new research and the latest developments concerning international organizations. In this inaugural interview, Catherine Brölmann (University of Amsterdam) and Richard Collins (University College Dublin) interview author Lorenzo Gasbarri (Bocconi University) about... Continue Reading →
2019 ESIL Annual Conference, Athens 12 September 2019, 11.00 – 13.30 Room 1, 45 Academias Str A Relationship in Flux Programme 11h00 – 11h15 Welcome and Introduction Sufyan Droubi 11h15 – 13h15 Roundtable Convenors 1. Frederick Cowell (Birkbeck), ‘Defining Sovereignty by Defiance: How sovereign identity is defined through human rights backlash’ 2. Pola... Continue Reading →
CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop as a Side Event to the 2019 ESIL Annual Conference, Athens 12 September 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 ESIL Annual Conference in Athens, the Interest Group on International Organisations – IG-IO is organizing a side event on the theme of ‘International Organisations and State Sovereignty: A Relationship in Flux’. The... Continue Reading →
Workshop at the occasion of the 2019 ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen 3rd April 2019, 13:00 – 16:30 Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen The ESIL Interest Group on International Organisations gladly presents the programme of the workshop on the theme of international organisations and the rule of law. The Coordinating Committee has received many... Continue Reading →
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.