Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) will host the International Law Weekend in New York City on October 10-12, 2019. The unifying theme for 2019 is "The Resilience of International Law." Here's what they're saying about the theme:
In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments?
ILW 2019 addresses the resilience of international law. The conference will explore international law’s capacity to preserve the rule of law, promote both peace and justice, and maintain stability in the face of growing fault lines. The world is changing. ILW 2019 seeks to answer whether its theme—The Resilience of International Law—is a question or an affirmation.
Hat tip to ABILA Membership Officer Bethel M. Mandefro