The research networking programme: Beyond Territoriality: Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations (GLOTHRO) will host an ‘inter-disciplinary stock-taking conference’ on globalisation, disempowerment of the state, and how that affects legal regimes, in particular that of human rights. The conference will take place 19-21 May 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The conference will be an inter-disciplinary conference on globalisation and the disempowerment of the state (from government to governance), and how these developments affect legal regimes, in particular that of human rights. This conference seeks to take stock of the current state-of-the-art of scholarship on the impact of globalisation on the division of power among States and other powerful actors, including but not limited to transnational corporations and international organisations. It also aspires to provide an overview of a variety of regimes in international law that aim at accommodating shared responsibilities of different powerful players. More detailed on the conference and its various topics can be found here.
Those interested should send in an abstract of not more than 500 words before 15 October 2010.