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The United Nations at 70: Key Challenges for International Law

Call for papers - submissions close 1 October 2015.

The United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The world continues to grapple with challenges posed by violent conflicts, terrorism, human migration, environmental disasters, and severe human rights violations. In addition, recent financial crises and technological advances pose growing threats to the international community. Against this background, the 70th anniversary of the most important international organisation presents an opportunity to reflect on the role of international law in addressing these problems, and to evaluate the need for reform in the UN and its institutions.

This international conference, jointly organised by Fudan Law School and Deakin Law School, will focus on current international law issues on the following themes: human rights, international criminal law, natural resources law, trade, international conflict, and international dispute resolution. 

We invite papers from academics and researchers on any topic under these themes for presentation at the conference.

Conference directors: Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Dean of Law and Head of Deakin Law School and Professor Zhang Naigen, Fudan Law School

Conference date: Shanghai, 9-10 November 2015

Paper submissions

Submissions: scholars should email a brief abstract of under 500 words to natalie.ward@deakin.edu.au 

Closing date: 1 October 2015

Additional notes: please put 'Fudan Conference' in the subject line of the email

Notification: selected presenters will be notified by 7 October 2015