Conference: "The interface between EU and international law"


Thursday 27.04.17 to Friday 28.04.17


Room VE.2.02+2.03
Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

Despite their many obvious interconnections, EU and international law are all too often studied and practised in separate spheres and fora. While it is natural for either to insist on their different characteristics, and particularly for the EU to emphasize its autonomous and sui generis nature as a constitutional order of states, important insights may be lost because of this exclusionary approach, and in practical terms there is a risk of duplications, conflicts and contradictions. The aim of this conference was to contribute to breaking through some of these barriers, and to reflect on how to ensure a smooth interaction and synergy between EU and International law, both in theory and in practice. This therefore includes a more theoretical, constitutional dimension, but also a range of substantive policy areas where EU law and international law, as well as their respective actors and organizations, work alongside each other (and not always well with each other?).

Selected contributions will be published in an edited volume.

Conference programme.

The conference was open to the public upon registration.  For more information, please contact valerie.hauspie [at] (Mrs Valérie HAUSPIE).

The interface between EU and international law.27 & 28 April 2017

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