Program

Friday, 6 September 2019

Conference Venue: Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin (Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin). Welcome and Keynote Speech: Lecture Hall A (Hörsaal A), Panels: Senate Hall (Senatssaal)

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9.00-9.30          Registration

9.30-9.45          Welcome

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hoffmann-Holland (Vice President, Freie Universität Berlin)
Prisca Feihle (Freie Universität Berlin) / Dr. Björnstjern Baade (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

9.45-11.00        Keynote Speech
Prof. Dr. Gerry Simpson
(London School of Economics and Political Science)       
how to be cynical: some suggestions

 

11.00-11.20          Coffee Break

 

Panel 1: Cynical Foundations of International Law
11.20-13.20

Chair: Dr. Dana Burchardt (KFG International Rule of Law / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

 

Prof. Dr. Theresa Reinold (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Cynicism and the Autonomy of International Law

Comment: Prof. Dr. Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki)

 

Ass. Prof. Dr. Gabriel Lentner (Donau-Universität Krems)
Beyond Cynicism and Critique: International Law and the Possibility of Change

Comment: Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman (University of Amsterdam)

 

Prof. Dr. Hengameh Saberi (Osgoode Hall Law School of York University)
Cynicism in International Law: A Path to Political Entrepreneurship

Comment: Prof. Dr. Andreas von Arnauld (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

 

13.20-14.20          Lunch Break

 

Panel 2: Cynical Actors in International Law
14.20-16.20     

Chair: Raphael Schäfer (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law)
 

Konstantin Kleine (Graduate Institute Geneva)
The International Law Commission as a Club of Cynics? Originalism and Legalism in the Commission's Contemporary Work

Comment: Prof. Dr. Patrícia Galvão Teles (Autonomous University of Lisbon)

 

Daniel Ricardo Quiroga-Villamarin (Graduate Institute Geneva)
From Speaking Truth to Power to Speaking Power's Truth: Transnational Judicial Activism in an Increasingly Illiberal World

Comment: Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus (Universität Göttingen)

 

Christian Pogies (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Oceans of Cynicism? Norm-Genesis, Lawfare and the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Comment: Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

 

16.20-16.40          Coffee Break

 

Panel 3: Cynicism in EU Law
16.40-18.15

Chair: Linus Mührel (Technische Universität Dresden/Freie Universität Berlin)
 

Ass. Prof. Dr. Tamas Ziegler (Eötvös Lorand University)
The Anti-Enlightenment Tradition as a Source of Cynicism in the EU

Comment: Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

Jesse Claassen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Assessing the Strategic Use of the EU Preliminary Ruling Procedure by National Courts

Comment: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Boysen (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg)

 

20.00    Dinner

Saturday, 7 September 2019


Panel 4: Cynicism in the Sub-Fields of International Law
9.00-11.00       

Chair:  Lena Riemer (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

Caroline Omari Lichuma (Universität Göttingen)
In International Law We (Do Not) Trust: the Persistent Rejection of Economic and Social Rights as a Manifestation of Cynicism

Comment: Prof. Dr. Dominik Steiger (Technische Universität Dresden)

 

Dr. Shiri Krebs (Deakin University School of Law)
The War on International Law: Legal Cynicism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Comment: Prof. Dr. Marco Sassòli (Université de Genève)

 

Elisabeth Baier (Defence Counsel at Danckert, Bärlein, Sättele, Berlin)
Zynismus? Ja Bitte! Embracing Cynicism at the International Criminal Court

Comment: Elisabeth Baumgartner LL.M. (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)

 

11.00-11.15          Coffee Break

 

Panel 5: Cynicism and Abuse of Rights
11.15-13.15

Chair: Alicia Köppen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Philipp Janig (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
'Cynical' Outgrowths of Nationality Planning in Investment Law

Comment: Prof. Dr. Campbell McLachlan (Victoria University of Wellington)

 

Andrea Faraci (Italian qualified lawyer) and Luigi Lonardo (King’s College London)
Abuse of Right in International Law: A Roman Law Analogy

Comment: Prof. Dr. Helmut Aust (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

Dr. Helene Hayden (Judge in Vienna, assigned to the Austrian Ministry of Justice)
(New) Ways of Combating Misuse and Circumvention of European Law on the Example of Tax Evasion

Comment: Prof. Dr. Franz Mayer (Yale) (Universität Bielefeld)

 

13.15-13.30      Concluding Remarks
Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger
(Freie Universität Berlin)         


13.30                Light Lunch