On 22-23 June the European Society of International Law Interest Group EU as a Global Actor will organize a conference on the theme The EU’s Response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: International and European Perspectives at the University of Leiden, Netherlands.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the European Union (EU) and its Member States have adopted wide-ranging legal and political measures to support Ukraine in its struggle. This has included political support, financial, military and humanitarian assistance in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. Beyond their impact on the war, these measures also raise important questions for the EU’s role in international relations and under EU law, human rights law, and various branches of public international law.
The aim of this conference is to discuss the legal and political issues associated with these EU measures. Rather than discussing the illegality of Russia’s invasion, panels will focus on current and future developments, mostly from an international law perspective, but also from International Relations and EU studies perspectives. Bringing together legal and political experts from academia and practice, the conference will explore and discuss these multifaceted questions.
The interdisciplinary event is supported by the University of Leiden (Europa Institute, Europe Hub and Ukraine Hub), KU Leuven (Institute for European Law and Reshuffle project) and The City Law School, City, University of London.
The event will also include a Pre-Conference PhD Workshop on 22 June.
For registration and programme, visit this webpage.