The European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 2015 Research Forum, which will take place May 14-15, 2015, at the European University Institute. With the transition to Annual Conferences, the Society will maintain the Research Forum in a smaller but more intensive format. The Research Forum is re-launched as a scholarly conference which promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. From 2015, it will be convened at least once a year and is organiSed around a broad theme.
The Research Forum targets in particular scholars at an early stage of their careers, especially advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. All ESIL members are invited to attend the Research Forum as audience members. This year, the Research Forum calls for papers addressing the following set of issues in international law:
The Use of Force
Statehood, Secession, the Creation of States
The Legitimacy and Illegitimacy of Governments and States
Territories and Boundaries
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