A book forum organised by the for Professor José E. Alvarez's new book, The Impact of International Organizations on International Law.
About the book
The Impact of International Organizations on International Law addresses how international organizations, particularly those within the UN system, have changed the forms, contents, and effects of international law. Professor Jose Alvarez considers the impact on sovereigns and actions taken by the contemporary Security Council, the UN General Assembly, and UN Specialized Agencies such as the World Health Organization. He considers the diverse functions performed by adjudicators – from judges of the International Criminal Court to arbitrators within the international investment regime. This text raises fundamental questions concerning the future of international law given the challenges international organizations pose to legal positivism, to traditional conceptions of sovereignty, and to the rule of law itself.
This event will be from 16:00-18:00, followed by a drinks reception until 19:00.
Welcome: Professor Phoebe Okowa (QMUL)
Chair: Professor Dan Sarooshi (University of Oxford)
Author: Professor José E. Alvarez (New York University Law School)
- Dr Eirik Bjorge (Bristol)
- Dr. Chanaka Wickremasinghe (Legal Counsellor Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
- Professor Surya Subedi OBE QC (Leeds)
For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.