25 November 2015Time: 4:00 - 6:30pm
Venue: Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) and the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London co-host this new book forum for Professor Neil Walker's (Edinburgh) new book, Intimations of Global Law, published by Cambridge University Press.
The forum will begin with an introduction to the book by Professor Walker, and will be followed by short commentary.
- Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Co-Director of the CLSGC) (Chair)
- Professor Patrick Capps (Bristol)
- Professor Karen Knop (Toronto)
- Professor Dora Kostakopolou (Warwick)
- Professor Martin Loughlin (LSE)
About the book 'Intimations of Global Law'
A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.
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