International Organisations, Non-State Actors, Customary International Law
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International Organisations, Non-State Actors, Customary International Law

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The Role of International Organizations and Non-State Actors in the Formation of Customary International Law

Debates on the identification of customary international law have been reinvigorated these last years by the work carried out by the International Law Commission on the topic. As the work of the International Law Commission reaches the stage of consultation with States and other actors, the Commission welcomes additional comments and input on its draft conclusions and commentaries.

It is in this context that the Manchester International Law Centre, in partnership with the ESIL International Organizations Interest Group, is organising a workshop to reflect on some of the questions which have been somewhat controversial within the Commission. The attention will particularly be paid to the role of international organizations and non-State actors in the formation of customary international law. The workshop will bring together experts and young career scholars from all over the world. The full programme can be found below:



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

WELCOME (12:00 - 13:20)

12:00. Registration

12:45. Welcome by Jean d’Aspremont (MILC) and Sufyan Droubi (MILC, USP)

13:00. Introduction by Iain Scobbie (MILC)


PANEL I: THE INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSION AND FORMATION OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW (13:20 - 15:05)

Chair: Iain Scobbie

13:20. Michael Wood (ILC): The International Law Commission and Customary International Law: Past, Present - and Future

13:40. Niels Blokker (Leiden U): Is the ILC Taking International Organizations Seriously?

13:55. Luiza L. S. Pereira (U Cambridge): ILC Materials: Legal Nature and Place Within the Draft Conclusions

14:10. Rossana Deplano (U Leicester): The Riddle of International Custom

14:25.Debate


COFFEE-BREAK (15:05 - 15:25)


PANEL II: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FORMATION OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW - Part I (15:25 - 17:20)

Chair: Jean d'Aspremont

15:25. Gregory Fox (Wayne State U), Kristen Boon (Seton Hall U) and Isaac Jenkins: The Security Council and the Law of Internal Law Conflict

15:40. Sufyan Droubi (USP, MILC): The UN and Institutionalization of Customary International Law

15:55. Kasey Mccall-Smith (U Edinburgh): UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and State Engagement

16:10. William Worster (The Hague University): The Contribution to Customary International Law by Territories under International Administration.

16:25. Jan Wouters (KU Leuven): The Contribution of the EU to Customary International Law

16:40. Debate


COFFEE-BREAK (17:20 - 17:40)


SPECIAL PANEL: INSTITUTIONS AND SOURCES. ESIL INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INTEREST GROUP (17:40 - 19:00)

Chair: Catherine Brölmann

17:40. Introduction by Philip Burton

17:50. Richard Collins

18:00. Isobel Roelle

18:10. Mariela Apostolaki

18:20. Comments by Catherine Brölmann and Jean d’Aspremont

18:30. Debate

18:40. Concluding remarks


DINNER (Closed) (20:00)

Venue to be confirmed


FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

WELCOME (09:00 - 09:20)


PANEL III: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FORMATION OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW - Part II (9:20 - 11:00)

Chair: Richard Collins

09:20. Catherine Brölmann (U Amsterdam): The Juridical Will of International Organizations

09:35. Nikolaos Voulgaris (European Public Law Organization): International Organizations as Autonomous Contributors

09:50. Lorenzo Gasbarri (U Helsinki): The Formation of Customary International Law by the Means of Objective Regimes

10:05. Marusa Veber (Ljubljana U): The Making of Customary International Law through Countermeasures

10:20. Debate


COFFEE-BREAK (11:00 - 11:20)


PANEL IV: NON-STATE ACTORS AND FORMATION OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW (11:20 - 13:00)

Chair: Vassilis Tzevelekos

11:20. Iris Mueller (ICRC): Title to be confirmed

11:35. Tomoko Yamashita (Kyoto U): Investors in the Formation of CIL

11:50. Agata Kleczkowska (Polish Academy of Sciences): Practice of Armed NSA and the Formation of CIL

12:05. Antal Berkes (MILC): The Contribution of De Facto Regimes to the Formation of CIL

12:20. Debate


CONCLUSION (13:00 -14:00)

13:00 - 13:20. Concluding remarks by Jean d’Aspremont (MILC)

13:20 - 14:00. Farewell and Snacks


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