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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9.30-9.45          Welcome
Prisca Feihle (Freie Universität Berlin) / Dr. Björnstjern Baade (Freie Universität Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hoffmann-Holland (Vice President, Freie Universität Berlin)

 

9.45-11.00        Keynote Speech
Prof. Dr. Gerry Simpson
(London School of Economics and Political Science)        

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 (Danube University Krems)
Beyond Cynicism and Critique: International Law and the Possibility of Change

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

 

TBA

 

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 (Carlo-Schmid-Fellow at the International Criminal Court)
Zynismus? Ja Bitte! Embracing Cynicism in International Criminal Law

Comment: Elisabeth Baumgartner LL.M. (swisspeace)

 

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 (Higher Regional Court Vienna)
The European Concept of Abuse of Rights - an Analysis Based on Aggressive Tax Practices

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