Call for papers: The Legacy of the League of Nations

We invite proposals of early career researchers for papers to the conference ‘The Legacy of the League of Nations’ to be held at Leicester Law School on 31 January 2019.

We welcome submissions that engage with various aspects of the work of the League of Nations. Doctrinal and interdisciplinary papers are equally welcome.

Possible topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • The League of Nations and the theory of sources of international law
  • The legacy of the Permanent Court of International Justice
  • The past, present and future of collective security
  • The League of Nations and the protection of refugees
  • The League of Nations and the development of international organisations law
  • The Covenant and the Charter: the seeds of international constitutionalism?
  • Rethinking the United Nations in the twenty-first century: lessons learnt from the League of Nations’ experience and proposals for the future

Confirmed speakers

  • Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University)
  • Professor Jean d’Aspremont (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Nicholas Tsagourias (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Richard Collins (University College Dublin)
  • Dr Rose Sydney Parfitt (University of Kent)
  • Dr Rossana Deplano (University of Leicester)

Keynote speech delivered by Professor Nigel White (Professor of International Law, University of Nottingham).

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018

Abstracts of 500 words should be sent via email to Dr Rossana Deplano. Abstracts must include the institutional affiliation of the author.

For more information, please see our call for papers.

The conferenceis funded by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS).


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