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IL WG - International Law Working Group

The International Law Working Group (ILWG) is open to all members of the EUI community interested in international law, broadly speaking. Members of the Working Group meet regularly in an informal setting to chat about their research and developments in international law. In addition, the Working Group frequently convenes lectures and workshops with the aim of enabling EUI researchers and visitors to engage with each other's work and exchange ideas on topics ranging from international criminal law and the law of the sea to international legal theory, strategic litigation, and beyond.

The Working Group is a continuation of the International Criminal Law Working Group established in 2002 at the initiative of Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy. It is currently supported by Professors Neha Jain, Sarah Nouwen, and Arnulf Becker Lorca.

Please contact us if you would like to meet with us, join our mailing list, or set up a collaboration! 


Academic Year 2023/24


  • 11 October 2023 - Sergii Masol (University of Cologne)
    'Divergent Understandings of Genocide in Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Is International Criminal Law Universal?'.

  • 23 October 2023 - Book Workshop: José E. Alvarez (NYU) & Fernando Lusa Bordin (University of Cambridge) 'International Organizations as Law-Makers: International Law in the Age of Institutions'.
    (organised in collaboration with the International Economic Law & Policy Working Group and the Human & Fundamental Rights Working Group).

  • 7 November 2023 - Roundtable on Israel-Palestine: 'Beyond the Application and Violation of International Law'
    Arnulf Becker Lorca (EUI), Olivier Roy (EUI), Youssef Mnaili (CEU, Wits), Revital Madar (EUI), Arees Bishara (Tel Aviv University), Federica Stagni (Scuola Normale Superiore of Florence), Daniel Rozenberg (EUI), Leonhard Schaefer (Associazione d’Amicizia Italo-Palestinese)
    (organised in collaboration with the EUI's Working Groups on Palestine, on Legal & Political Theory, and on Human & Fundamental Rights, as well as the MEDirections Programme)

  • 13 November 2023 - Ambassador Oubi Bouchraya Bachir (Front Polisario)
    'Decolonising Western Sahara: State of Play, Strategies, Perspectives'

  • 21 November 2023 - Bart Smit Duijzenkunst (UN Office of Legal Affairs) & Ríán Derrig (Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute)
    'The BBNJ Agreement: Negotiating Governance in the Global Oceans Commons'

  • 4 December 2023 - European Journal of Legal Studies New Voices Prizewinner: Henrique J.B. Marcos (Maastricht University)
    'Two Kinds of Systemic Consistency in International Law'
    (organised in collaboration with the Legal & Political Theory Working Group and the European Journal of Legal Studies)

  • 18 January 2024 - Book Launch: Immi Tallgren (University of Helsinki), Vasuki Nesia (NYU), Sarah Nouwen (EUI), Parvathi Menon (SOAS), Christopher Carl Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Jan Klabbers (University of Helsinki), Serena Forlati (University of Ferrara) Portraits of Women in International Law: New Names and Forgotten Faces? (OUP 2023)
    (organised in collaboration with the Human & Fundamental Rights Working Group)

  • 14 February 2024 - Book Launch: Deval Desai (Edinburgh University)
    Expert Ignorance: The Law and Politics of Rule of Law Reform (CUP 2023)
    (organised in collaboration with the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies)

  • 21-22 March 2024 - Book Workshop: David Kennedy (Harvard University) & Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki) Of Law and the World: Critical Conversations on Power, History, and Political Economy (Harvard University Press 2023)
    (organised in collaboration with the Legal & Political Theory Working Group)
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