Call for Papers – Regional Approaches to International Ajdudication

Washington, DC, ASIL Annual Meeting – March 30-April 2, 2016

 The International Courts and Tribunals Interest Groups of the American and European Societies of International Law are delighted to announce that their second joint meeting will take place in Washington, DC, during ASIL’s Annual Meeting. The exact date and time will be determined several weeks in advance of the Annual Meeting.  Three members of the interest groups will be given the opportunity to present works-in-progress and receive feedback.

Call for papers 

The works-in-progress session is dedicated to original and on-going research on the theme of “Regional Approaches to International Adjudication.” Members of either interest group, at any level of their careers, are invited to submit abstracts describing unpublished works on this topic. Relevant topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • To what extent do regional approaches to international adjudication exist? What characterizes these approaches?
  • How and why might different geographical regions differ in their commitment to international adjudication as a method of dispute resolution, and in their willingness to submit to the jurisdiction of international courts? What is the significance of these differences for legitimacy and effectiveness?
  • How and why might courts with similar subject matter jurisdiction differ in the development of procedures and substantive law? What is the significance of these differences for legitimacy and effectiveness?
  • To what extent is dialogue among regional courts affecting adjudication or practices in these courts?
  • To what extent do regional courts interact with international courts, and strive to follow their jurisprudence and coordinate their respective exercise of jurisdiction?


Three papers will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, and must be submitted to the following email addresses: and  In addition to the abstract, each submission should contain:


  • The author’s name and affiliation
  • A short author’s CV
  • Whether the author is an ESIL ICTIG member or an ASIL ICTIG member or both.

The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is February 1, 2016. Authors of selected papers will be notified by February 15, 2016. Authors of selected papers are requested to submit drafts of their works-in-progress by March 15, 2016.

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