2015 ASIL Research Forum

October 23, 2015


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Fifth Annual ASIL Research Forum 

October 23-24, 2015, Washington, DC

The Research Forum, a Society initiative introduced in 2011, aims to provide a setting for the presentation and focused discussion of works-in-progress. All ASIL members are invited to attend the Forum, whether presenting a paper or not.

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TENTATIVE Panels for 2015 ASIL Research Forum (Alphabetically by Panel)

Accountability and Impunity (Panel 1)

“The Rise of “Effective” Head of State Immunity: The Case of Al-Bashir and South Africa;” By Catherine Moore, University of Baltimore Law

“The War Crime of Illegal Settlement as Defined by State Practice;” By Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern University, Northwestern School of Law

“The Right to a Remedy in Armed Conflict: Systemic Integration Netween Internaional Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law;” By Vito Todeschini, Aarhus University

Energy (Panel 2)

“Hybrid Arctic Energy Cooperation;” By Hari Osofsky, University of Minnesota Law

“Civil Society versus Trans-National Corporations in International Energy Development: Is International Law Keeping Up? ;” By Ann Eisenberg, West Virginia Univeristy College of Law

“Local Communities and Transnational Oil and Gas Contracts;” By Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, University of Saskatchewan Law

Financial Misconduct (Panel 3)

“Misconduct Risk;” By Christina Skinner, Columbia Law

“‘Money Makes the Crime Go Round’: Conceptualizing International Criminal Law as a Risk for Banks;” By Laura Marschner, University of Zurich, Stanford

“Laws of Unintended Consequences:  How Prohibitions on Foreign Bribery Undermine Growth and Governance in Developing Countries;” By Lindsey Carson, Johns Hopkins

Financial Regulation (Panel 4)

“The Final Volcker Rule and its Impact Across the Atlantic;” By Elisabetta Cervone, University of Milan, World Bank

“An Argument for Centralized Pro-Market Regulation: Expertise, Predictability, and Multiparty Cooperation;” By Yuliya Guseva, Rutgers University School of Law

“Between Virtual and Reality: Food Speculation;” By Alexandra Esmel, University of Maastricht-IBA

Health and Environment (Panel 5)

“Discovering Pluralist Relations between Procedural Environmental Human Rights;” By Birgit Peters, University of Rostock

“International Cooperation, Intellectual Property and Climate-Essential Innovation;” By Brian Israel, Office of the Legal Advisor, US Department of State

“Rethinking Global Health as a Developmental Issue: Lessons from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak;” By Tsung-Ling Lee, National Singapore University

Indigenous/Cultural Property (Panel 6)

“Return of Cultural Property;” By Aziz Tuffi Saliba & Alice Lopes Fabris, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

“Indigenous Peoples in Christian Theologies of International Law;” By Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan

“The Inter-American Right to Property and A New Structural Basis for Indigenous Rights;” By Thomas Antkowiak, Seattle University Law

International Criminal Courts (Panel 7)

“United Nations Backed Hybrid Criminal Tribunals: A Viable Option in International Criminal Justice? ;” By  Juan Pablo Perez-Leon Acevedo, Abo Akademi University, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

“The ICC’s Impact in Kenya;” By Yvonne Dutton, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

“Is the International Criminal Court “International” Enough? ;” By Andrea Carcano, Adjunct Professor, University of Milano-Bicocca

International Legal History (Panel 8)

“What Are We Writing About When We Write About the History of Human Rights?  Or, Who’s Afraid of Samuel Moyn? ;” By Elizabeth Wilson, Seton Hall University

“Imagined Histories of International Adjudication;” By Daniel Litwin, University of Cambridge

“The Turn to Technique in U.S. Diplomacy;” By Alan Nissel, University of Helsinki

International Legal Theory (1) (Panel 9)

“Why does Soft Power have any Power anyway? Why Soft Law has influence & how to harness its power to strengthen International Law;” By Bryan Druzin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Global Law as the “Fundamental Rules of the International Community: A Conceptual Modification of International Law;” By Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora, McMaster University

“What is the Purpose of International Law? ;” By Monica Hakimi, University of Michigan Law School

International Legal Theory (2) (Panel 10)

“The Construction of Non Liquet in the International Court of Justice;” By Liu Yang, UCLA School of Law, International Court of Justice

“The Judicial Style of International Courts;” By Nicolas Lamp, Queen’s University Law

“Stakeholder Participation in International Governance: New Legitimacy Challenges;” By Ayelet Berman, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

International Investment (Panel 11)

“Predictable, fair & development-friendly investment protection: post-BIT trends from emerging economies;” By Sonia Rolland, Northeastern University Law and David Trubek, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Investment Trade Rights: They May Work in Practice but Do They Work In Theory? ;” By Bart Smit Duijzentkunst, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

“Regime Shift: How IPR Law Making and Enforcement is Moving to International Investment Law;” By James Gathii, Loyola University Law & Cynthia Ho, Loyola Law

International Law as a Shield (Panel 12)

“Jus Cogens and Intervention Justifications;” By Victoria Stewart-Jolley, University of Cambridge

 “Rethinking Targeted Killing Policy: Protecting Civilians from both Terror and Counter-Terror Attacks;” By Shiri Krebs, Stanford University; Stanford Center on International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

“International Prohibition Regime on Child Soldiers: The Road to Jus Cogens? ;” By Iuliia Kononenko, Rutgers University School of Law

International Procedure (Panel 13)

“Reshaping Third-Party Funding;” By Victoria Sahani, Washington and Lee University School of Law

“Foreign Sovereigns as Friends of the Court;” By Kristen Eichensehr, UCLA School of Law

“Global Laboratories of Procedure;” By Pamela Bookman, Temple Law

International Tribunals (Panel 14)

“From Retroactivity to Retrospectivity and Beyond: Normative Shifts and the Question for Legal Certanity;” By Michail Vagias, The Hague Univeristy of Applied Sciences

“Does due process apply to States before international tribunals? ;” By Barbora Obracajova, Charles University in Prague

“The Legitimacy of the Living Instrument Interpretative Approach of the European Court of Human Rights;” By Stefan Theil, University of Cambridge

Migration (Panel 15)

“Domestic Democratic Politics and Migration Policy Diffusion;” By Justin Simeone, PHD Candidate

“Forced Migrants: The Sub-Humans? ;” By Yuvenalis Ogendi, Action for Children in Conflict

“Migration Emergencies;” By Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University

Overlooked Actors (Panel 16)

“The Decisions of Domestic Courts on Detention in Asymmetric Armed Conflicts;” By Andrew Sanger, University of Cambridge

“Adjudicating Equality: Minorities and the Rights to Education at the Supranational Level;” Kristen Barnes, University of Akron School of Law

 “Cities as Forgotten Actors of International Law;” By Elsa Savourey, Harvard Law/Sciences Po Paris

Post-Conflict Issues (Panel 17)

“Why Do War Crimes “Concern the International Community”?;” By Margaret deGuzman, Temple University

“Transitional Justice and the Demise of State Accountability;” Laurel Fletcher, UC Berkeley

“Foreign Assistance Complicity;” By Sasha Greenawalt, Pace Law

Private Lawmaking (Panel 18)

“Law for the (Private) Lawmakers:  Regulating Business Roles in Treatymaking;” By Melissa Durkee, University of Washington Law

“Inducing Compliance with International Law through Private Standard Setting;” By Markos Karavias, University of Amsterdam

“Private Authority in International Investment Arbitration: Challenging State Authority in International Affairs;” By Jose Toro, Universidad EAFIT

Refugees & Stateless Persons (Panel 19)

“Humanitarian Intervention “Exception” and its Applicability to the Refugee Crises in Iraq and Syria;” Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

“Breaking the Confines of Nationality: Stateless Refugees and International Commerce, 1919-1970;” By Christopher Casey, UC Berkeley

“Whose Subjects, and Subject to Whose Laws? Stateless Children;” By Brid Ní Ghráinne, University of Sheffield & Aisling McMahon, Newcastle Law School

Trade (Panel 20)

“Partners in Compliance: The Political Cover of WTO Rulings;” By Cosette Creamer, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

“Tar Sands, Climate Change and TTIP: The Quest for Enforcement of Environmental Provisions under FTAs;” By Ilaria Espa, World Trade Institute & Kateryna Holzer, World Trade Institute

“Transnational Public Policy: A Remedy or a Threat to International Dispute Resolution;” By Farshad Ghodoosi, Yale Law School

Treaties (Panel 21)

“Treaty Succession in Annexed Territory;” By Daniel Costelloe, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

“The Value of Failed Treaties;” By Kish Parella, Washington and Lee University School of Law

“Life and Proportion: Responding to Hostage Situations;” By Adam Pearlman, United States Department of Defense

Treaty Practice (Panel 22)

“The Transformational Role of Technology in Multilateral Treaty Practice;” By Thomas McInerney, Loyola University Law

“Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Causal Effects of Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Mechanisms;” By Sinh Nguyen, Purdue University

“Criminal Legal Adaptions;” By Steven Koh, US DOJ

Unconventional Conflict (Panel 23)

“Known Unknowns – Cyberwarfare, Jus Ad Bellum and Customary International Law;” By Peter Stockburger, Dentons, LLP

“RICO, Cyber-terrorism, and Extraterritoriality;” By Alyce Thomas

“Killer Robots and War Crimes: Who’s Responsible? ;” By Rebecca Crootof, Yale Law School

War & Crime (Panel 24)

“Co-Belligerency and War Powers;” By Rebecca Ingber, Boston University Law

“International Law, Domestic Law and the Evolution of Presidential War Powers;” By Jean Galbraith, University of Pennsylvania School of  Law

“Moral Inversion and Mass Atrocity;” By Saira Mohamed, UC Berkeley School of Law

Questions regarding the program should be directed to the Society’s Communications, Education, and Research Assistant, Julia Knox at jknox@asil.org or +1-202-939-6009.

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