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Call for Papers: ESIL Prague Nottingham Symposium on Non-UN Sanctions and International Law [5 May & 10 Nov, 2017]: Submit by Oct 25


The ESIL Symposium is a scholarly event that promotes an intensive and targeted discussion of a selected topic of international law. Approximately 8-12 papers will be selected from among the submissions for each of the one-day events.

The most original papers may be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (published by Oxford University Press) in 2018.


5th May, 2017: Prague

10th November, 2017: Nottingham


The organizers particularly welcome papers addressing one of the following set of issues:

 The legal ground(s) for Non-UN Sanctions under current international law;

 The relationship between UN and Non-UN Sanctions;

 The legitimate aims pursued by Non-UN Sanctions;

 The legality of Non-UN Sanctions adopted to promote fundamental interests of the international community (sanctions in reaction to the use of force or to gross human rights violations);

 The role of non-state (private) actors in Non-UN Sanctions;

 Sanctions as a tool of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU;

 The legality of counter-sanctions;

 Potential conflicts with human rights law, trade and investment law


25th October, 2016


Abstracts (of not more than 750 words) should be submitted to [email protected] by 25th October, 2016. Please include your name, email address and a one-page curriculum vitae with your abstract.

Successful applicants will be notified by email by 15th December, 2016. Complete drafts of papers (of not more than 10,000 words) will be required by 1st April, 2017.


Successful applicants will be expected to bear the costs of their own travel and accommodation.

However, ESIL travel grants will be made available to offer partial financial support to participants. Speakers and participants in the symposium will be informed of hotels that offer preferential rates. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

N.B. The Call for Papers for the Nottingham event will be issued in May 2017.

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