2022 Annual Meeting Theme: Personalizing International Law
As we emerge from one of the most isolating years in our memories, we invite reflection on how international law is experienced by individuals, communities, business organizations, and other non-state actors, the ways in which these actors shape international law, and how states might react to these efforts. From those combatting disease, seeking asylum, facing unemployment, resisting eviction, or struggling to access basic nutrition, to others who may just be wondering "what is the relevance of international law for me?" – this year's Annual Meeting focuses on how people, independently or collectively, interact with international law. Specifically, the 2022 Annual Meeting will examine how international law is experienced personally. Questions that will be addressed include:
- How do individuals experience international law in their daily lives?
- How do non-State actors contribute or pose challenges to the creation, evolution, interpretation, and enforcement of international law?
- What and who is prioritized in the public and private application of international law?
This focus is particularly significant today when the daily lives of most of the world's people have been upended and recalibrated by a global pandemic, massive economic losses, climate challenges, and persistent racial injustice. In this time of crisis convergence, the Society's Annual Meeting is a call to examine the ways that international law meets or fails people's expectations and to explore ideas of how international law can better address these and other challenges.
NEW! "Thematic" Tracks:
- International Law Beyond the State
- "What about me?": Exploring Relevance for the Individual
- The Isolationist Challenge
- International Law in the Information Age
- Community, Social Movements, and International Law
- Navigating Crisis Convergence
- The Competing Values of International Law
Call for Session Ideas
The call for session ideas has ended. Thank you to all who submitted.