ILW 2020 Announcement
From our president:
The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) would like to announce that International Law Weekend 2020 has been converted to a virtual format. It will still be held on October 22-24, 2020. Planning is underway for this exciting event! Additional information will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
The deadline for panel proposals has been extended to June 30th, 2020. We especially encourage you to include any features of the panel that are particularly appropriate for an online format. As previously stated, the theme of this year’s ILW 2020 is International Law in Challenging Times:
From shifting political alliances to changing trade and economic relations, the world around us is undergoing profound transformations. The backlash against globalization has resulted in increased suspicion of multilateralism – and escalating populism.
Yet, the world is more interconnected than ever. Our economic system relies on interconnectivity. To stop the spread of the coronavirus and address climate change, international coordination is paramount. What is the role of international law in this changing and often contradictory world? What could and should international lawyers do? How can international institutions become more successful both at addressing the challenges facing them and in winning state and popular support?
ILW 2020 will respond to some of these questions and discuss how international law can help address these new challenges. While regrettably we cannot meet in person, we know that holding the conference virtually allows many of our colleagues across the world to attend, further enriching our conversation. We look forward to “seeing” you in October!