CFP: International Law Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law

The 12th Annual Toronto Group Conference, hosted by the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law on March 28th and 29th, 2019. The conference is aimed at graduate students and early career academics. The 2019 theme is “Resistance to International Law and the Global Legal Order”.

We invite submissions addressing the topic from a broad range of perspectives, looking for example at economic globalization, global/generic constitutionalism, resistance to the establishment of global legal standards and institutions, or contributions dealing with the rise of new transnational actors. Interdisciplinary contributions integrating the insights of, for example, sociology, anthropology, economics or history are encouraged. Papers might address questions such as:

  • Where and when is resistance to international law and the global legal order taking place? Who is resisting? How, why and in what forms does resistance occur?

  • Is there a broader context framing expressions of resistance or is it an isolated phenomenon? In particular, how might the rise of neo-nationalist and populist movements shape broader global discussions about the ongoing role of international law?

  • How do seemingly predominant narratives relate to alternative narratives emerging in particular from the Global South?

  • How do domestic constitutional and sub-constitutional responses to transnational actors and the mutations of the global legal order differ?

Interested applicants are invited to send an abstract of 500 words outlining their main arguments and methodology and a short bio of 100 words by December 14, 2018. Questions and abstracts should be sent to:

Applicants will be notified of results by mid-January 2019. Selected applicants are expected to submit completed papers in early March 2019.

For more information or to register, visit the website.

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