Call for Papers: ESIL International Bio Law Interest Group Workshop [Sept 9, Riga]: Submit by June 15

The International Bio Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a full day workshop on September 7, 2016, immediately preceding the 12th Annual ESIL Conference, in Riga.


7th September, 2016


Riga, Latvia


The theme is: “International Biolaw in Times of Crisis: Progress and Challenges.”

Call for Papers

The Coordinating Committee of the ESIL-SEDI Interest Group on International Biolaw has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the International Workshop “International Niolaw in Times of Crisis: Progress and Challenges” in Riga (Latvia) on 7th of September 2016, from 11:00 to 18:00.

Coinciding with the 12th ESIL Annual Conference: “How International Law Works in Times of Crisis”

Dates of 12th ESIL Annual Conference

8th-10th September 2016.


The main objective of this International Workshop: in line with the general subject of the ESIL-SEDI Conference – will be progress and challenges of International Biolaw in times of crisis.


This topic includes new forms of warfare, the rise of extremist terrorism, the fall of sovereign states, the unprecedented flow of migrants/refugees, the increase of the nationalism, climate change and environmental threats, problems with economies and financial markets at different levels.

All these risks and threats have consequences for International Biolaw, affecting progress and posing challenges.

Based on these subjects, we have prepared a broad programme allowing you to participate by explaining your research or experience on some of these issues.

With this aim, we encourage you to participate in this International Workshop submitting your paper to either of the following two panels.

First Panel: International Biolaw in Times of Crisis: The International Approach

Second Panel: International Biolaw in Times of Crisis: The European Approach


Papers will be submitted in English or French.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th June, 2016.


Mail submissions to

The abstract must fit on one sheet (500 words maximum).

The author will be informed whether the paper has been accepted on 30th June, 2016.

The papers accepted will be published in a scientific review with the contributions of the participants at this workshop.

For further details, click HERE.

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