Comparative Procedure in State-to-State Disputes & call for papers

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is organizing a conference on ‘Comparative Procedure in State-to-State Disputes’. The objective of the conference is to engage in a transversal and comparative analysis of the procedural aspects of the settlement of interstate disputes in international law.

The conference will take stock of the procedure applicable in various interstate dispute settlement bodies, including international courts and tribunals and arbitration, but will also cover regional courts and tribunals. As the settlement of interstate disputes through recourse to courts and tribunals has grown gradually over the years, not only through the creation of new mechanisms to that effect but also through the use of existing courts and tribunals, the organizers of the conference are convinced that a comparative view and analysis of the procedure – in theory and practice – is beneficial to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various procedural rules and regulations, and in the end contribute to foment cross-fertilization between interstate dispute settlement bodies.

The conference will be divided into several panels based on substantive procedural issues rather than on specific courts and tribunals, to reflect the comparative approach to the topic. Each panel will combine invited speakers and speakers which have been accepted through a call for papers.

The organizers invite academics and practitioners to submit proposals for the panels. Authors are encouraged to provide proposals that are comparative in nature, rather than focusing on one body or institution. The deadline for the submission of papers is 31 December 2018. The details for the submission of proposals and timeline can be found in the attachment that can be found on:


28 t/m 29 mei 2019


Turfmarkt 99
Den Haag





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