The European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order

27 - 27 May 2011
  • Starts at: 08:30h
  • Fee: 0
  • Venue: University Foundation
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: Rue d'Egmont 11
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On 27 May 2011 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) will organize a seminar in Brussels. Topic of the seminar is: The European Union's shaping of the International Legal Order.

In a series of conferences, CLEER explores the mutual influence between the EU and the international legal order. The first event held in November 2009, looked at the influence of the international legal order on the EU, whereas the second conference, held in November 2010, examined the influence of international organizations on the EU.
Building on the success of these events the May 2011 CLEER conference will be dedicated to the study of the interaction between the European and the international legal order from an opposing perspective, focusing on exploring the influence of the EU legal order on the development and functioning of international law. Aiming to include a broad range of areas of interest, the emphasis will come to rest on three profoundly interrelated key issues which will be explored by leading academics in the field in separate panels, including:
Panel 1: The influence of the EU in the shaping of the international legal order
Panel 2: The EU as international standard-setter
Panel 3: The EU in the shaping of the global economic order
Opening Keynote Address: Prof. Dr.Gráinne de Búrca (Harvard Law School)
EU International Relations: The Governance Mode of Foreign Policy
Closing Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Williams (School of Law, University of Warwick)
 ‘The EU, Interim Global Justice, and the International Legal Order
The full program can be downloaded below. Registration is now open.