The conference is organized by the Graduate School of Government and European Studies in co-operation with the European Faculty of Law and with the generous support of the Slovenian Research Agency.
The overall theme of this year’s conference is “Legal and Philosophical Challenges of Transnational Law«, which is to be analyzed through a variety of substantive and methodological lenses, including: legal theory, legal argumentation, legal philosophy and political philosophy, international law, human rights and ethics.
The conference will thus consist of four panels, dedicated to legal theory and legal philosophy; legal argumentation; international law and ethics. A special panel will be reserved for PhD researchers and researchers at an early stage of their career. The organizers would like to invite interested contributors to send short abstracts (up to 250 words) falling within the above theme, addressing in particular, but not exclusively, the following questions:
- What is transnational law?
- Who are its actors and how is their legal accountability ensured?
- How does transnational law relate to traditional state law?
- How does transnational law impact on the canonical standards of legal argumentation?
- What are the specific ethical challenges of transnational law and how should they be addressed?
The abstracts (up to 250 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2014. The selected contributors will be notified by the end of September 2014. The organizers will cover up to two nights of accommodation in the Hotel Jelovica, Bled, where the conference is going to take place.
Matej Avbelj, Graduate School of Government and European Studies
Jernej Letnar Cernic, Graduate School of Government and European Studies
Vojko Strahovnik, European Faculty of Law
Marko Novak, School of Advanced Social Studies