|14 Sep 2005 - 16 Sep 2005||All day||Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge|
Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
The British Academy
The Lauterpact Research Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law & CRASSH, University of Cambridge
John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
A colloquium on accounts of the nature of customary law and their implications for customary international law will be held at Newnham College, Cambridge from 14th-16th September 2005. Topics under consideration range from ancient political thought to contemporary debates in international law, with sessions also dedicated to ethics; the interrelationship between systems of private law and the ius gentium; and custom and the law of nations and the laws of war. Speakers are eminent scholars in their respective fields. The approach of the colloquium is avowedly interdisciplinary, with one aim being to enrich contemporary debate on the nature of customary international law. As the papers at the colloquium are intended to stimulate discussion, the colloquium has only limited places and is by invitation only. The completed papers will be included in a book aiming to give a thorough, scholarly introduction to a wide variety of accounts of the role and nature of customary law in general and customary international law in particular, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2006. We intend to publish all the completed papers subject to the page constraints imposed by CUP.
Dr Amanda Perreau-Saussine (Newnham College, University of Cambridge)
Prof James Murphy (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.)