Conference programme

The conference begins on Thursday 13 September and ends on Saturday 15 September 2018. Please use the tabs below to see details of each day’s events.

8.30 – 18.30: Registration

Meeting

8.00 – 8.45: Breakfast meeting (IG conveners with ESIL Board)

Sessions

9.00 – 10.30: Parallel ESIL Interest Group pre-conference events

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

Sessions

11.00 – 12.30: Parallel ESIL Interest Group pre-conference events

Welcome and introduction

13.00 – 14.00: Welcome and introduction

Welcome by Keith Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Vice-President of the University of Manchester
Welcome by Toby Seddon, Head of the School of Law
Welcome by Luis Hinojosa, President of the European Society of International Law
Introduction of the theme of the conference by Iain Scobbie and Jean d’Aspremont

Opening discussion

14.00 – 15.00: Gender Boundaries and International Law (Revisiting ‘The boundaries of international law’)

Introduction by the Women in International Law Network (WILNET)
Speakers: Christine Chinkin, Hilary Charlesworth
Moderator: Ralph Wilde

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

Parallel Fora

15.30 – 17.00: Forum 1: The Invention of Universality

Speakers: Arnulf Becker Lorca, Jarna Petman, ONUMA Yasuaki
Chair: Matthew Craven

15.30 – 17.00: Forum 2: Universality in Practice

Speakers: Paul Reichler, Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Makane Mbengue
Chair: Christian Tams

Parallel Agorae

17.00 – 18.30

Opening reception at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

19.00 – 21.00: Reception and speeches
22.00: International law rock concert: special guests (venue to be determined).

Meeting

8.00 – 9.00: Breakfast meeting (new members meet ESIL Board)

8.30 – 9.00: Welcome and coffee

Parallel Agorae

9.00 – 10.30

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

Parallel Fora

11.00 – 12.30: Forum 3: Beyond Boundaries: Universality and the Non-Human

Speakers: Alejandro Lorite, John Danaher, Jérôme de Hemptinne
Chair: Frédéric Mégret

11.00 – 12.30: Forum 4: Universality and global health governance 

Speakers: Gearoid O Cuinn, Gian Luca Burci, Marc Eccleston Turner
Chair: Rhona Smith

Lunch break

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

Lunch meetings

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch meeting of the Editors of Law Journals
12.30 – 13.30: ESIL Mentoring Event: How to start a career in international law

Parallel Agorae

13.30 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

Meeting

15.30 – 17.00: General Assembly, with elections of new Board members

17.00 – 17.15: Break

Keynote lecture

17.15 – 18.00: Melland Schill Keynote Speech by Judge Chris Greenwood

Conference dinner at Old Trafford (Manchester United)

20.00 – 20.30: Drinks and music
20.30 – 22.00: Conference dinner and speech – for ticket-holders only

9.00 – 9.30: Welcome and coffee

Parallel Fora

9.30 – 11.00: Forum 5: Universality beyond the European 

Speakers: Liliana Obregón, Mohammad Shahabuddin, Mashood Basherin
Chair: Surya Subedi

9.30 – 11.00: Forum 6: Universality and current events

Speakers: TBD
Chair: Richard Barnes

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30: Conversation with ESIL Book Prize winner

Lecture

11.30 – 12.30 The Gillian White Annual Lecture on International Economic Law

Introduction: Yenkong Hodu
Keynote address by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

Speeches and presentations

13.30 – 14.30 Closing session: a Conversation with Philip Allott
14.00 – 14.30: Keynote on “New International Law. The Law of Human Survival and Flourishing” by Professor Philip Allott
14.30 – 15.00: A Conversation between Philip Allott, Rosalyn Higgins and Iain Scobbie
15.00 – 15.30: Closing (farewell and announcement of the election results by the president, as well as a presentation of the next conference in Athens)