This roundtable discussion aims to explore the overall concept of convergence(s) and divergence(s) of the EU in order to frame the actions, law-making and practice of the EU as an actor in the global legal order. This concept has an explicitly dynamic, active and methodological ‘twist’ insofar as it seeks to reflect upon some of the most changing dimensions of current global affairs.
The conference reflects upon convergence and divergence as a framing device, a lexicon and a methodology. Convergence and divergence is approached as an explicit or express phenomenon which is both normative and descriptive. It seeks to reflect upon perceived divergences of EU law from public international law, modelling chasms, gaps (most notably as to migration), where the UN, Council of Europe and European Court on Human Rights have initiated an institutionalised series of rebukes, often extra-judicial, to the EU’s management of its difficult crises.
How should we understand the legal and political content of the EU as good global governance actor? We seek to frame convergence and practices as good knowledge-based ones, focussing in part upon the role of transparency in law making and practice and its place in understanding links between internal and external action.
By invitation only.
- Dr. Tawhida Ahmed (City, University of London)
- Dr Marija Bartl (University of Amsterdam)
- Dr Nadine El-Nany (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Dr Christine Evans (UNHCR)
- Dr. Elaine Fahey (City, University of London)
- Dr Magdalena Forowicz (University of Zurich)
- Dr Maria Garcia (University of Bath)
- Dr Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi (Pluricourts, University of Oslo)
- Laura Jakli (Berkeley, University of California)
- Dr Machiko Kanetake (Utrecht University)
- Dr Joris Larik (Johns Hopkins/ Leiden)
- Hannes Lenk (University of Gothenburg)
- Professor Katerina Linos (Berkeley, University of California)
- Dr Jed Odermatt (iCourts, University of Copenhagen)
- European Parliament Legal Service (invited)
- Professor Karen Smith (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
- Professor Juan Santos Vara (University of Salamanca)
- Thomas Streinz (New York University)
- Prof. Dan Wilsher (City, University of London)
- Professor Dr Jan Wouters (KU Leuven)
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8.30am - 5.00pmFriday 24th November 2017
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