Things Fall Apart or Creative Destruction?: The Future of the Rule of Law in International Governance


This conference focuses on a key question: Are we in an era of transition in international governance from one stable state to another or are we in an era where the fundamental norms and rules have begun to fall apart to be replaced by pure power politics? We can see this in increasing unilateralism in international trade; the retreat from enforcement into voluntarism in international climate treaties; the increasing exercise of unilateral military force in interventions by major powers in domestic conflicts; and the challenge to international humanitarian law by increasing refugee and migrant flows into developed countries. Might the current unstable and fluid relationship to the rule of law in international relations provide space for new entrants and new solutions rather than be a retreat from law?
Confirmed panelists include:
Carlos Bernal, Justice of the Supreme Court of Colombia
Dr. Saatvika Rai - University of Toledo, Political Science
Prof. Cinnamon Carlarne, The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law
Prof. Julia Ya Qin, Wayne State University Law School
Prof. Juscelino Colares, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Andreas Bummel, Co-founder and director of Democracy Without Borders
Prof. Susanne Zwingel ? Florida International University, Political Science
Prof. Matiangai Sirleaf ? University of Pittsburgh Law School

Date and Location

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
University of Dayton Law School
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