Write On! Devolved Nations and International Law Seminar

The complex inter-relationship between devolved nations in the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the nation state of the United Kingdom in the realm of international law is a highly significant area for analysis. The proposed seminar is particularly timely in light of devolved nations’ interventions in response to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

This one-day seminar seeks to explore the level of consultation that the UK Government has with devolved administrations before signing treaties that affect devolved powers, during the monitoring processes for international human rights treaties, and how international law feeds into devolved legislation, and impacts on such issues as independence and secession.

We welcome papers, from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and from early career researchers as well as more established academics, that discuss any aspect of the impact of devolution on the UK’s international legal practices, and the influence of international law over the UK’s devolved administrations.

Please submit abstracts by email to: y.mcdermott@bangor.ac.uk or hayley.roberts@bangor.ac.uk by Friday 21 April 2017. If you would like to register to attend this seminar without presenting a paper, please register online here: http://shop.bangor.ac.uk/product-catalogue/ysgol-y- gyfraith-school-of-law/workshop/devolved-nations-international-law-seminar 

Kindly supported by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and Bangor Law School

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