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.
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James Crawford, 'Individual and Collective Responsibility of States for Acts of International Organizations', T.M.C. Asser Institute, 19 Sept. 2013
Information about the lecture
Philip Allott, 'The True Nature of International Law', Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 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'.
Discourse Theory and International Law: An Interview with Jürgen Habermas, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, February 2013 (questions by Armin von Bogdandy)
Text of the Interview (Audio/video not available for this event)
Anne Orford, 'Histories of International Law and Empire', University Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne), 23 January 2013
International Law and Contemporary Challenges: Which Role for the ICJ?
An Interview with Bruno Simma, former Judge at the International Court of Justice - 10 September 2012 - University of Oslo
Armin Von Bogdandy, 'Sovereign Debt Restructuring as Exercises of Public Authority', Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 2 March 2012
David Kennedy, 'Governance and the Return of Political Economy', American University in Cairo, 12 February 2012
Daniel Goldhagen, 'Worse than War', University of Basel, 26 October 2011