The organisers of "Knowledge Production and International Law" Conference are pleased to invite abstract submissions to its panels. The conference will take place at the International Law Department - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, Switzerland on September 7-8, 2018.


The conference has four thematic panels treating different aspects of International Law.

1. International law as a field of knowledge: Contributions may focus on the social construction of international law and its branches as autonomous fields of knowledge, the role of the discipline in controlling and delimiting international legal discourse and the place of, and resistance to, interdisciplinarity in international law.

2. Ignorance and the limits of knowledge in international law: This panel invites contributions considering questions like what strategies and practices do practitioners use to ‘fill in the blanks’ of knowledge about international law and of knowledge about the world for international law? What is the place of ignorance in the very structure of the international legal field? Etc.

3. Determinants of international law scholarship: The panel treats aspects concerning the more theoretical themes of moralisation, the scientific aspects and the dissemination of international legal scholarship.

4. Emotions and international law: This panel invites consideration of the role of emotions in international law. Particular issues of focus may include the relationship between reason and emotion, the role of emotion in cognition, and the functions of emotion in international law.


Abstracts of maximum 500 words with indication of the panel you are submitting to and a CV should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The deadline for abstract submission is on May 14, 2018. The conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerlad on September 7-8, 2018.

For more information, please see the official announcement.

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