Past IHR Events
- Does Britain need a Bill of Rights?
- Who will be the Ultimate Guardian Angel of Human Rights in Europe - Implications of the European Union’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
- Forced Evictions and Human Rights: Launch of a Report and discussion of how land and housing evictions violate economic an social rights
- Statehood and Secession: Sudan, Northern Ireland, Eritrea and other challenges
- "In the Land of the Free" film screening and talk by Robert King
- Colloquium on Interpretivism in International Law
- Freedom of expression and private life: How can we balance the competing interests?
- The European Convention on Human Rights: A Living Instrument
Colloquium on Interpretivism in International Law
Publication date: Feb 10, 2011 12:50:00 PM
Feb 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM
Location: Moot Court, UCL Faculty of Laws
Mattias Kumm (NYU), Nicos Stavropoulos (Oxford), Pavlos
Eleftheriadis (Oxford), Sabina Appelt (UCL), Julian Rivers (Bristol),
Emmanuel Voyiakis (Brunel), Patrick Capps, George Letsas and Saladin
About the Event
On 10 February 2011, the Institute for Human Rights, University College
London and the School of Law, University of Bristol held a
colloquium entitled ‘Interpretivism in International Law’ hosted by Macfarlanes LPP.
In the last 30 years interpretivism has developed as a general theory about the nature of law which stands as an alternative to legal positivism and traditional natural law theories. Although there is an existing literature on interpretivism in the context of national law and particular areas of international law, there has been no extended treatment of general international law from this perspective. At this colloquium a range of international lawyers and legal and political philosophers will be brought together to consider how this general theory might be applied to the study and analysis of international law.
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