The EU as an actor shaping global security law: blueprint of international regulation, guardian of global security, or something else?

The ESIL interst group on the EU as a global actor – EUGLOBAL – is organising a side event on 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) in the framework of the 2022 ESIL Research Forum hosted by the University of Glasgow (general theme: “International Law and Global Security: Regulating an Illusion?”). It primarily targets legal scholars at an early stage of their careers.

The theme of the upcoming ESIL Research Forum revolves around the role of international law in maintaining and promoting ‘global security’ in its numerous dimensions. The forum aims to bring together a wide range of different approaches to global security law, with a view to attracting fresh ideas about the recalibration of contemporary approaches to global security law. EUGLOBAL will pick up this topic by focusing on the European Union’s (EU) normative action, notably under the CFSP/ESDP, to shape international legal rules relating to grand and emerging issues of global security as well as the EU’s declared function to contribute to international peace and security within the meaning of Chapter VIII of the United Nations Charter.

The EUGLOBAL acting as the organising committee for this side event therefore welcomes proposals for papers addressing mainly (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • The role and relevance of the EU’s normative action in the global security legal discourse (in its various dimensions – both traditional and new security concerns);
  • To what extent does EU law contribute to the trend of the ‘securitization’ of ever broader fields of international law?;
  • The EU shaping global security law at different levels of regulation – thematic case studies;
  • The EU’s Security and Defence Policy and its engagement with the international legal order: coherence or frictions?;
  • The EU (and its Court of Justice) as a guardian of global security?; and
  • Issues of international responsibility for EU military operations and the EU’s place in the global accountability regime.

EUGLOBAL invites submissions of abstracts, written in English or French, of no more than 600 words. Applications should be submitted to euglobalactor@gmail.com by 10 February 2022 (Thursday) 24:00h CET, with a short curriculum vitae containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information (e-mail and phone number), and whether the applicant is an ESIL member. Selected speakers will be notified on 15 February 2022 via e-mail.

For further details, click here to download the full Call for Papers.

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