Universität Basel
Juristische Fakultät

Workshop: International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes - Dr. iur. Evelyne Schmid

International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes
University of Basel, Law Faculty, 4 September 2015


The reality of international law ‘in action’ largely depends on domestic legislators implementing and shaping norms originating at the international level: Domestic parliaments and other law - making bodies undoubtedly play a central role in determining whether or not the promises of international law can be fulfilled. The importance of domestic parliaments in making international law ‘work’ is clearly due to the decentralized nature of the international legal order. In most cases, international legal norms leave considerable discretion to the state and make only minimal requirements regarding implementation. In some fields, however, international norms start to become more statute - like, decreasing the margin for the states how to implement them. Some international norms explicitly oblige states to take legislative measures. Yet, it is very unusual that international law can rely on mechanisms that would ensure the uniform implementation of international norms within national jurisdictions.

Given the complex interaction between the domestic and the international level in the field of law-making, it is warranted to consider how the interactions between the international and the domestic levels complement, contest or mutually influence each other. Recent research, e.g. that on international law in domestic courts, confirms this need.

We start from the premise that the complexities of interaction and mutual influencing b e- tween domestic parliaments and the international legal order is increasing, rather than decreasing. Therefore, the upcoming event of the Working Group of You g Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen, AjV) wants to shed light on selected problems connected with the interaction of domestic law - making and international law.

Please find the programme here. The workshop is open to all - free of charge. Please see the programme for registration infos.

Update: A list of poster presentations is now available as well.

The CfP can be found here. The deadline for abstracts has passed and we received 80 abstracts from all over the world. Thank you for your interest.

This event of the Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) is generously supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the "Ressort Nachwuchsförderung" of the University of Basel.

Letzte Änderung: 31.08.2015