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The 3rd. ESIL Research Forum is a joint meeting of the European and American Societies of International Law (ESIL-ASIL).


University of Helsinki, Main Building, Unioninkatu 34
Porthania Building, Yliopistonkatu 3

DAY 2- Friday, 2 October




Main Building
8.30-10.30 Interest Group Meetings [read more..] Porthania Building

Interest Group on International Legal Theory [

Interest Group on International Environmental Law [

Porthania P669

Porthania P545

10.30-11.00 Opening statements Main Building, Assembly Hall

Thomas Wilhelmsson, Professor of Civil Law, Rector of the University of Helsinki
Hélène Ruiz Fabri,Professor of International Law, President, ESIL
Lucy F. Reed, Attorney, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, President, ASIL



Key note address - "The End of International Law?"

Main Building, Assembly Hall

Allan Rosas, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities





13.30-15.30 Agorae 1-4 (Parallel sessions) Main Building:
Hermeneutics and Interpretation
Panel chaired by Duncan Hollis, Temple University
Agora 1 -
Room 5
Intellectual Property Rights
Panel chaired by Laurence Helfer, Duke University School of Law
Agora 2 -
Room 10
The Science of International Law
Panel chaired by Anja Lindroos, University of Helsinki
Agora 3 -
Room 13

Food Safety and the Protection of Animals, Plants and Humans
Panel chaired by Gregory Shaffer , University of Minnesota


Agora 4-
Konsistori room


15.30 - 16.15


Coffee break  
16.15-18.15 Agorae 5-8 (Parallel sessions) Main Building:
Global Health Issues
Panel chaired by David Fidler, University of Indiana (TBC)
Agora 5 -
Room 5
Scientific Evidence in International Adjudication
Panel chaired by James Crawford, University of Cambridge
Agora 6 -
Room 10
Data Protection and International Law
Panel chaired by Petri Kuoppamäki, University of Helsinki, Nokia
Agora 7 -
Room 13

The Methaphysics of Economics in International Law and Global Governance
Panel chaired by Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki


Agora 8 -
Konsistori room


19.00– 20.30


City Reception

City Hall
Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13