ECMI participates in the 4th ESIL Research Forum
The University of Tartu, Estonia, hosted the 4th Research Forum of the European Society of International Law. The event took place in Tallinn. The theme was ‘International Law and Power Politics: Great Powers, Peripheries and Claims to Spheres of Influence in International Normative Order.’
ECMI Junior Research Associate Dr Ulrike Barten participated in the conference with the paper “Legal Minority Standards in Europe – of Supporting and Avoiding Minority Rights”. The paper examines the contradicting tendencies within Europe on the one hand to support the progress of legalization of minority protection while on the other hand to agree to indeterminate legal provisions that remain easy to avoid.
Dr Barten works in the Justice and Governance cluster at ECMI. The cluster seeks to invest in research and subsequent dissemination of information and knowledge on the ways norms concerning minority protection are set up, translated into practice and interpreted in course of this translation. The cluster opts for the topics which still have significant gaps and deficiencies in the research already done; in the meantime, the projects selected must combine academic novelty with practical significance. For more information on the cluster please visit http://www.ecmi.de/clusters/justice-governance/
The Research Forum is designed to give young scholars a chance to present their research in progress. The panels dealt with a broad variety of issues in international law; from the fragmentation of international law over piracy to the issue of Kosovo’s declaration of independence. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.esil2011.ut.ee.
The European Society of International Law provides a forum that facilitates greater interaction among European international lawyers. The goals of the ESIL are to contribute to the rule of law in international relations and to promote the study of public international law.