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