2018 Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is “International Law at the Boundaries”. 

Populist movements in Brexit Britain and Trump America seek to reassert the primacy of national frontiers, after decades of increasing integration in politics, economics and law. But borders seem to offer no answer to climate change, mass migration, global capital flows or even, in the case of Putin’s Russia, territorial aggrandizement. And all of these transnational challenges arise at a time of rapid innovation: in a new technological context, have existing international legal norms been pushed to the boundaries of their usefulness?