Transnational Law & Social Justice International Conference

The Transnational Law & Social Justice project aims to study how transnational law shapes, facilitates and challenges economic, political and cultural exclusion in a fragmented legal and political landscape. We are pleased to invite contributions from lawyers and non-lawyers, early-career scholars and PhD researchers whose work examines pervasive inequalities in the transnational context.

Our first event will be hosted by the London School of Economics on June 26-27, 2015 and will feature a roundtable discussion on the methodological challenges raised by the study of transnational law and its distributional effects, with legal scholars whose work addresses legal changes on the transnational level. The roundtable will be followed by a series of thematic panels featuring speakers whose papers have been selected.

Panels will focus more specifically on the normative dimensions of family, marketplace and workplace regulations. In choosing these three themes, our aim is to examine the effects of transnational law on individuals’ everyday life, while also analyzing themes that are often neglected in the global or transnational governance debates because labelled as ‘private’.

The ICC at a Crossroads: The Challenges of Kenya, Darfur, Libya and Islamic State

Following the collapse of the Kenyatta case, Libya’s refusal to surrender Saif Gaddafi, and Sudan’s obstruction of investigations in Darfur, this meeting will discuss the effect of non-cooperation by states on the International Criminal Court’s proceedings and the difficulties in conducting investigations in unsafe or conflict areas. The meeting will also consider other challenges, such as the possibility of prosecuting Islamic State (IS) and its supporters before the Court.

This event is held in association with Doughty Street Chambers and is accredited with 1.5 CPD points.

– See more at:

International Conference ‘The Role of Legal Advisers in International Law’

The conference will bring together current and former legal advisers, from various countries and a variety of legal and political systems, to discuss a number of issues critical to the role of the Government Legal Adviser, including: the functions of the legal adviser, the organisation and context for legal adviser’s work, communication and contact between legal advisers from various countries and the role of public outreach. The conference will also include a roundtable on the space occupied by the legal adviser between law and politics.

‘The Application of Human Rights Law in Time of Armed Conflict’

The Keele Law School and the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE) are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Thornberry Lecture in International Law and Human Rights. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 25 February 2015, 4-6pm (Dorothy Hodgkins Building, University of Keele) and will be followed by a drinks reception. The title of the lecture by Professor Dapo Akande is ‘The Application of Human Rights Law in Time of Armed Conflict’.

The Thornberry Lecture in International Law and Human Rights is an annual lecture established in 2015 by the Keele Law School and the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE). It is named in honour of Patrick Thornberry – an alumnus and Emeritus Professor of International Law at Keele – and brings to the University leading academics, thinkers and experts on major current international law and human rights issues.