The ESIL Lecture Series hosts broadcasts of presentations on international law topics held at partner institutions, enabling the presentation to reach a wider audience of ESIL members and non-members alike. ESIL Lectures are available on our website, below, as well as on our Youtube Channel.
To propose an ESIL Lecture, please read the Guidelines for the ESIL Lecture Series.
SPEAKER: Christine Bell, Edinburgh Law School
LECTURE: ‘The Role of Human Rights in Peace Settlements – A Twenty-Five Year History: Northern Ireland’s Past and Current Struggles in Global Perspective’
VENUE: Queen’s University of Belfast DATE: 23 November 2015
SPEAKER: Niels Blokker, Leiden University, NL
LECTURE: ‘Who Is Governing International Courts and Tribunals? On the Need for an Institutional Law Approach’
VENUE: University of Geneva DATE: 17 November 2015
SPEAKER: Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, European Court of Human Rights
LECTURE: 'The European Court of Human Rights Facing Europe in Crisis'
VENUE: European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg DATE: 16 October 2015
SPEAKER: Fausto Pocar, University of Milan
LECTURE: 'Freedom of Movement and the Migration Issue in the European Context'
VENUE: Belgrade Centre for Human Rights DATE: 5 October 2015
SPEAKER: Giorgio Sacerdoti, Bocconi University
LECTURE: ‘Le rôle de l’Organe d’appel dans la construction du droit international économique’
VENUE: Centre de droit international et transnational (CDIT) de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval (Canada) DATE: 17 September 2015
SPEAKER: Gary Born, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
LECTURE: 'BITs, BATs, and Buts: Reflections on International Dispute Resolution'
VENUE: University of Nottingham School of Law DATE: 25 March 2015
SPEAKER: Serge Sur, Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris 2
LECTURE: 'La paix et la sécurité internationales selon la Charte des Nations Unies: virtualités et pratiques'
VENUE: University of Geneva DATE: 25 November 2014
SPEAKER: Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University
LECTURE: 'Rituals and Ritualism in the International Human Rights System'
VENUE: London School of Economics and Political Science DATE: 21 October 2014
SPEAKER: Rosalyn Higgins, former President of the International Court of Justice
LECTURE: ‘Rules, Choices, and International Law’, Inaugural Memorial Lecture for Professor Vojin Dimitrijević'
VENUE: Belgrade Centre for Human Rights DATE: 6 October 2014
SPEAKER: Interview with Helen Keller, European Court of Human Rights
LECTURE: 'Human Rights Protection: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights'
VENUE: University of Oslo, PluriCourts DATE: 8 September 2014
SPEAKER: Dianne Otto, Melbourne Law School
LECTURE: 'Feminist Encounters with International Human Rights Law'
VENUE: Melbourne Law School DATE:9 May 2014
SPEAKER: Ruti Teitel, New York Law School
LECTURE: Judging and Judgment in the 21st Century: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge from Africa’s Leaders’
VENUE: New York Law School DATE: 19 February 2014
SPEAKER: Marise Cremona, European University Institute
LECTURE: 'Constitutional Foundations of EU External Relations'
VENUE: University of Granada DATE: 28 November 2013
SPEAKER: Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
LECTURE: 'The Evolution of the Charter Concept of Collective Security'
VENUE: University of Geneva DATE: 26 November 2013
SPEAKER: Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
LECTURE: 'La transparence comme principe du droit international public'
VENUE: Université Panthéon-Assas DATE: 21 November 2013
SPEAKER: James Crawford, University of Cambridge
LECTURE: 'Individual and Collective Responsibility of States for Acts of International Organizations'
VENUE: T.M.C. Asser Institute DATE: 19 September 2013
SPEAKER: Philip Allott, University of Cambridge
LECTURE: 'The True Nature of International Law'
VENUE: Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge DATE: 8 March 2013
Lecture Handout (PDF)
'We are witnessing the dawn of a new human world. What will be the role of law in the making and managing of the new human world? The conceptual structure of International Law that we have inherited from the 18th century is no longer appropriate. We must imagine the conceptual structure of a new kind of International Law for a new kind of human world. The time is near when International Law is at last recognised as true law within an international society that recognises itself as a true society, that is to say, the society of all human beings and all human societies'.
SPEAKER: An Interview with Jürgen Habermas (questions by Armin von Bogdandy)
LECTURE: 'Discourse Theory and International Law'
VENUE: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law DATE: February 2013
Text of the Interview (Audio/video not available for this event)
SPEAKER: Anne Orford, University of Melbourne
LECTURE: 'Histories of International Law and Empire'
VENUE: University Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne) DATE: 23 January 2013
SPEAKER: Interview with Bruno Simma, former Judge at the International Court of Justice
LECTURE: International Law and Contemporary Challenges: Which Role for the ICJ?
VENUE: University of Oslo DATE: 10 September 2012
SPEAKER: Armin Von Bogdandy, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
LECTURE: 'Sovereign Debt Restructuring as Exercises of Public Authority'
VENUE: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid DATE: 2 March 2012
SPEAKER: David Kennedy, Harvard Law School
LECTURE: 'Governance and the Return of Political Economy'
VENUE: American University in Cairo DATE: 12 February 2012
SPEAKER: Daniel Goldhagen, Harvard University
LECTURE: 'Worse than War'
VENUE: University of Basel DATE: 26 October 2011