ESIL 2024

Technological Change and International Law

19th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law

5-6 September 2024

Vilnius, Lithuania

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ABOUT

ESIL Conference

The ESIL Annual Conference is the flagship event of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss and debate the most pressing issues at the intersection of international law and global affairs.

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WHEN

Thursday to Friday, 5-6 September 2024. 

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WHERE

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos av. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania

See you in Vilnius!

THEME

Technological Change and International Law

In the era of rapid technological advancements, the impact of technology on international law has become increasingly significant. The ESIL Annual Conference 2024 will provide a platform to explore the multifaceted relationship between technological change and international law. From cybersecurity and data protection to artificial intelligence and the regulation of emerging technologies, this conference will delve into the legal implications and challenges posed by the digital age.

Technological development keeps advancing across a range of international law fields.

“Traditional concept of state‚Äės jurisdiction, privacy, human rights, rules of warfare, investigation of international crimes are just few fields of international law that have to deal with digital revolution. Moreover, the intersection of digital technologies and international law poses disturbing challenges to international governance and protection of democratic principles. Therefore, only clear understanding how international law is able and should respond to this new reality can lead us to considering the use of digital technologies as a legitimate way to improve broad areas of international law.”

Ewelina Dobrowolska

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

SAVE THE DATES!

important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2024.
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2024.
Full paper submission deadline: 1 July 2024.
Conference dates: 5-6 September 2024.
Final paper submission deadline: 1 November 2024.
Early bird registration deadline: 1 June 2024.

MEET

The organizers

EXPLORE THE CONTENT!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • 08:30-19:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Registration & Hospitality Desk

  • 09:00-12:00 TBA
  • ESIL Interest Group Pre-conference Workshops

    • Interest Group on International Organizations
    • Interest Group on the Law of the Sea
    • Interest Group on Feminism and International Law
    • Interest Group on International Human Rights Law
    • Interest Group on the International Law of Culture
    • Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals

    See the ESIL website for more information on the workshops and their programmes.

  • 12:00-13:00 TBA
  • Lunch

  • 12:30-15:30 TBA
  • ESIL Interest Group Pre-conference Workshops

    • Interest Group on Rule of Law & Interest Group on International Environmental Law
    • Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law
    • Interest Group on Energy and International Law
    • Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law
    • Interest Group on International Economic Law
    • Interest Group on International Law and Technology

    See the ESIL website for more information on the workshops and their programmes.

  • 15:30-15:45 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 15:45-18:45 TBA
  • ESIL Interest Group Pre-conference Workshops

    • Interest Group on Rule of Law & Interest Group on International Environmental Law
    • Interest Group on Business and Human Rights
    • Interest Group on “The EU as a Global Actor”
    • Interest Group on Peace and Security
    • Interest Group on History of International Law
    • Interest Group on International Criminal Justice

    See the ESIL website for more information on the workshops and their programmes.

  • 19:30-21:00 Vilniaus University, Auditorium Aula Parva
  • The ESIL 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • 08:00-19:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Registration & Hospitality Desk

  • 09:00-09:30 Alfa room
  • Welcome by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Introduction

  • 09:30-10:40 Alfa room
  • Keynote and Opening discussion "Technology and Regulatory Regionalism: Europe as Centre or Periphery?"

  • 10:40-11:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 11:00-12:30 Various
  • Fora

    Forum 1. Race as Technology / Technologies of Racialisation in International Law (Alfa Room)
    Forum 2. Do We Need a New Theory of (Human) Rights Adapted to Governance by Data? (Beta room)

  • 12:30-13:30 TBA
  • Lunch

  • 13:30-15:00 Various
  • Agorae

    Agora 1. International Markets, Money and Labor in Times of Technological Change (Alfa room)
    Agora 2. Digital Platforms and the Public Sphere – International Law and Democratic Disruption (Beta room)
    Agora 3. International Law, Technology and the Posthuman / More-than-human (Zeta room)
    Agora 4. Technologies of Security and Surveillance (Lambda room)

  • 15:00-15:30 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 15:30-17:00 Various
  • Agorae

    Agora 5. Forensic Activism – New Technologies in Human Rights, Migration and Criminal Justice (Alfa room)
    Agora 6. Environment, Ecological Disasters and Technology in International Legal Context (Beta room)
    Agora 7. Oceans/ Outer Space – Sensing, Constructing, Commodifying Global Commons (Zeta room)

    Agora 8. Critical and Historical Perspectives on International Law’s Turn to Technology (Lambda room)

     

  • 17:00-17:15 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 17:00-18:00 Lamda room
  • New Members Meeting with the ESIL Board

  • 17:00-18:00 Zeta room
  • Closed Business Meeting for Publishers and Editors

  • 17:00-18:00 Beta room
  • ESIL Mentoring Event

  • 18:00-19:00 Zeta room
  • Meet the Editors and Publishers!

  • 18:00-19:00 Lamda room
  • Meeting of Interest Group Conveners and ESIL Board Members

  • 19:00-21:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Welcome Reception

  • 08:00-18:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Registration & Hospitality Desk

  • 09:00-10:30 Various
  • Fora

    Forum 3. Dispute Resolution in Times of Technological Change (Beta room)
    Forum 4. Technologies of Warfare – International Peace and Security in a Digital Age (Alfa room)

  • 10:30-11:00 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 11:00-12:30 Various
  • Fora

    Forum 5. Sources and Subjects: Searching for International Law and the Emergence of Digital Sovereigns (Beta room)
    Forum 6. Current Events (TBD) (Alfa room)

  • 12:30-13:30 TBA
  • Lunch

  • 13:30-15:00 Various
  • Agorae

    Agora 9. Digital Humanitarianism and Disaster Relief (Alfa room)
    Agora 10. New Technologies and the Legal Profession: Education, Litigation, Research, Activism (Beta room)
    Agora 11. ESIL IG Agora (Zeta room)
    Agora 12. ESIL IG Agora (Lambda room)

     

  • 15:00-15:30 Lobby of the Conference Center
  • Coffee & Tea

  • 15:30-17:00 Alfa room
  • General Assembly (with elections)

  • 17:00-18:00 Alfa room
  • Closing Discussion

  • 19:00-23:00 Dukes' Palace
  • Conference Dinner & ESIL Awards

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CONFERENCE VENUE

The ESIL Conference  will take place in Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, located on Konstitucijos av. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

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VENUE

The ESIL Conference  will take place in Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, located on Konstitucijos av. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania