XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of International Law (ISIL) - LA CODIFICAZIONE NELL’ORDINAMENTO INTERNAZIONALE ED EUROPEO - Codification in International and EU Law


The topic of the XXIII Annual Conference  of the Italian Society of International Law and European Law is, "Codification in International and EU Law." There is growing awareness about the unitary character of international and – even more prominently – EU law: in this perspective, codification expresses a “system”, where detailed rules interact with general or “constitutional” principles. Thus, international organisations play an enhanced role in contemporary codification processes, as they are in the best position to appreciate and safeguard the general interest at stake in the given legal order. It is also crucial to ensure an appropriate coordination between different codification instruments, including as regards their material scope and the succession of norms over time; such problems arise, for instance, with reference to the partial convergence between instruments of uniform private international law adopted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the European Union. Moreover, codification instruments should be consistent with the overall development of the legal system at stake, in a context where the “law in action” is mainly identified through case law.

The Conference will take place on June 7-8, 2018 at the Law Department of the University of Ferrara and at the Cinepark Apollo in the center of Ferrara. Twenty-four Italian and foreign experts will participate as speakers or chairs. The working languages will be Italian and English. Please note that simultaneous translation will not be available. The ISIL Assembly, with elections of new Board Members, will be held after the closing of the first day of the Conference. In the evening, the Museo Archeologico di Spina will host the Conference Dinner. On June 6, a number of ISIL Interest Groups pre-conference events will be organised at the Department of Law of the University of Ferrara.

Date and Location

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Ferrara
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