CFP: Philosophical Foundations of Global Law Conference– Cartagena de Indias, CO

The University of Cartagena

The University of Cartagena host the conference “Philosophical Foundations of Global Law”, It will take place on  August 24-27, 2016 at the University of Cartagena.

Further details of the conference are set out below, including a call for papers.The organizers are please is pleased to invite abstracts for further papers on the theme of the conference. Abstracts of between 500 and 750 words should be submitted by June 15, 2016.


The idea of a “global” or “Cosmopolitan” law has been popularized without much reference to or reflection upon the traditional issues of political and legal philosophy. This conference seeks to explore such questions, including (but not limited to): What do we mean by ‘global law’? How are we to account for its legal nature? Do we need new conceptual tools in order to do that? Can we claim that there is a global legal system or a global constitution? How are we to determine its content? When is global law or global constitutionalism legitimate? When is it legitimate to disobey it? How are we to understand adjudication in a global context?

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