Socialisms and International Law in the Contemporary World

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September 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Sociology, Humanities

"Socialisms and International Law in the Contemporary World", 15—16 September 2022, SNSPA, 2 Emanoil Bacaloglu St. Bucharest

This conference explores the role of state socialist intellectuals, experts and governments from East-Central Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America in developing international law in 20th and 21st centuries. We examine both contributions to the current international law, and competing ideas and initiatives which, although they did not achieve global consensus, constituted important disruptive moments in the history of international law. By looking at these different regions and doctrines, we contest linear and western-dominated histories. We examine how different state socialist ideologies, legal principles and Realpolitik affected contemporary international law frameworks. We consider these state socialist engagements in interaction with liberal and Western approaches, and we underline the divisions that existed between socialisms from different world regions and across the North-South divide.

Registration for the conference is open. To register for this event, please write to Mircea Valceanu @ - until 11 September 2022 at the latest.

The event is organized by the National University of Political Science and Public Administration within the UEFISCDI Exploratory Grant PN-III-P4-IDPCE-2020-1337, The Contributions of State Socialist Countries of Central Eastern Europe to the Development of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.