Welcome to the Helsinki Summer Seminar of International Law! 19-30 August 2013, Helsinki, FINLAND
Helsinki Summer Seminar, 19-30 August 2013, on
Rule of Law: A Contested Concept? A new Ideology of the Rule of Law in Development
Despite its unquestioned importance for political, social and economic development, as well as its wide application on both national and international levels, the understanding of the concept of the rule of law remains disputed. Numerous attempts to define its content and requirements have resulted in the emergence of various competing conceptions of the rule of law, significantly affecting its application in concrete situations. Is it possible to determine the meaning of the rule of law or does it remain essentially contested?
The aim of the seminar is to respond to those questions concerning the nature of the rule of law and provide participants with a venue for discussion. It attempts not only to critically assess the rationale of the concept but also to rethink its meaning and its mutual relationship with development.
The 26th Helsinki Summer Seminar in International Law is open to students, researchers and practitioners with a keen interest in the topic. During two weeks participants will have an opportunity to engage in lectures and workshops led by scholars and practitioners specialising in the topics of the rule of law and development.
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Mobility scholarships are offered to Nordic and Baltic doctoral candidates and young researchers (within five years of PhD) who wish to conduct human rights research in one of the Nordic countries for up to two months. Read more!
No other scholarship are available.
- 23 Apr. 2013: pdf version of the Seminar Poster available
- 11 Apr. 2013: Registration Form available
- 28 Feb. 2013: Final list of speakers confirmed
- 05 Feb. 2013: First speakers of the 2013 seminar confirmed
- 05 Feb 2013: Synopsis of the Seminar published