Workshop on Critical research in international law

The Erik Castrén Institute organised a workshop on “What is Critical Research in International Law Today?

” on Friday 31 August 2018.

The workshop consisted of two parts. The morning was devoted for a Master Class – a discussion between Professors Anne Orford (Melbourne) and Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki) with doctoral candidates and young researchers on problems in critical research. The Master Class consisted of four thematic discussions with two examples of ongoing research projects in each discussion. In the afternoon, the workshop opened to a wider audience with three debates based on three presentations.

Critical Research in International Law Today

Friday, August 31

Runeberg Hall, University of Helsinki Main building (Fabianinkatu 33)


9:00 Opening words

9:15 Panel 1: Critiques of Economic Law

Kangle Zhang, University of Helsinki

Edoardo Stoppioni, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg

10:00 Panel 2: International Law & Neoliberalism

David Scott, Manchester International Law Centre

Ukri Soirila, University of Helsinki

10:45 Break

11:00 Panel 3: Critical Approach to Environmental Governance

Outi Penttilä, University of Helsinki

Patrick Toussaint, University of Eastern Finland

11:45 Panel 4: Examining Actors and Contexts

Santtu Raitasuo, University of Helsinki

Miriam Bak McKenna, Lund University

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Professor Jan Klabbers (University of Helsinki) on studying international institutions

14:15 Professor Anne Orford (University of Melbourne) on legal history

15:00 Break

15:15 Professor Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki) on legal structuralism