As part of a conference organised on 22 and 23 June by the European Society of International Law Interest Group ‘EU as a Global Actor’ supported by the University of Leiden (Europa Institute and EU Hub/Ukraine Hub), KU Leuven (Institute for European Law) and City Law School, City, University of London, the conveners are holding a doctoral workshop on the morning of 22 June open to doctoral researchers in law and in international relations at different stages of their research on “The EU’s Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: International and European Perspectives“.
Rather than discussing the illegality of Russia’s invasion, we welcome papers focusing on current and future legal and political developments. Specifically, contributions are welcome on the following topics:
- The day after the war – reconstruction, development and justice for Ukraine
- Prosecution of crimes of aggression against Ukraine
- The EU’s political support and financial, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine
- EU restrictive measures
- Implications on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, EU Security and Defence Policy, and the EU’s broader system of fundamental rights
- Proceedings before international courts (ICJ, ICC, ECtHR) and EU support
- EU measures to support refugees and victims
- EU measures to support Ukraine and horizontal issues of public international law (international responsibility, law of treaties, countermeasures)
- The EU’s role in a new geopolitical world order
The call for papers is available here.
Format & Output
The workshop will take place on Thursday, 22 June 2023, from 09h00 to 13h00. Selected contributors will be assigned a discussant from among the speakers and organisers of the conference of 22-23 June. Subject to peer-review, the organisers may invite selected doctoral researchers to submit their contributions to a symposium to be published in a blog such as Verfassungsblog and/or to develop their papers into chapters for an edited collection in a book series of the European Society of International Law (Oxford University Press). Selected participants are therefore expected to submit a draft paper of 1,500 to 2,500 by 9 June.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 23 April 2023. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be sent, together with a brief CV, to Teresa Cabrita (email@example.com).