The International Law Association (ILA) British Branch Spring Conference: "Foundations & Futures of International Law"
The Dickson Poon School of Law
23-24 May 2014
The time is ripe both to revisit the foundations of international law and to imagine its possible futures. Once the preserve of a small community of specialised academics and practitioners, international law increasingly plays an important role in cases decided by national courts; it is at the centre of renewed interest by political and legal theorists; and in many countries (Britain among them) it even shapes public argument on foreign policy, national security and the resort to armed force. Amidst these developments one finds different methodological approaches seeking to explain the role of international law, as well as different instrumental camps using international law to advocate particular priorities
Keynote speech to be delivered Professor
James Crawford AC SC at 10:00 on 23 May 2014.