Conference on “Historical Capitalism and International Law"

Conference on “Historical Capitalism and International Law"

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A conference on “Historical Capitalism and International Law” took place at Sciences Po Law School, Paris, on the 18 and 19 of January 2018, as part of the program Colloques juniors du CIERA.

Young scholars from different places of the world have presented their research in progress, exploring the role of international law in the economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of historical capitalism. Proceeding from a varied number of fields – the laws of war and occupation, international capital regulation, development and investment policies, the movement of people and resources, and yet the management of land and maritime resources – they explored the role of legal institutions in a capitalist system, analysing its origins, functioning, current challenges and the prospect of its potential future developments.

The conference was opened by Professor Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, followed by a keynote address by Professor Rémi Bachand on “Capitalism, Imperialism and International Law”. An interdisciplinary round-table composed of Professors Régis BismuthClaire LemercierPierre Gervais and Horatia Muir Watt closed the conference with insightful perspectives to be further investigated in the near future.

The conference was organised by doctoral students in the framework of the HeiParisMax network, and was only possible thanks to the support of the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA), the Collège doctoral franco-allemand en droit public comparé européen, Sciences Po Doctoral School, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Sciences Po Law School.

Organisational Committee: Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva (École de droit de Sciences Po), Robin Caballero (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin/ Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Alberto Rinaldi (École de droit de Sciences Po), Milan Tahraoui (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / Max Planck Institut für ausländisches Recht und Völkerrecht), Leonie Johanna Vierck (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht).

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