Category Archives: Constitutionalism and International Law

CGC Working Paper No. 2: Constitutional Fragments: On the Interaction of Constitutionalization and Fragmentation in International Law

Anne Peters , “Constitutional Fragments: On the Interaction of Constitutionalization and Fragmentation in International Law”, CGC Working Paper No. 2 (April, 2015) 1-42.

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Hobbes and Law: The Past in the Present

Hobbes and Law: The Past in the Present

This workshop, held at the University of St Andrews on 10 July 2013, will explore ideas of law in the work of Thomas Hobbes, both in his context and today. Rather than the precursor to Austin’s positivism, Hobbes’ theory of law puts across a much more complex understanding of law. The workshop will focus on law’s relationship to authority, justice and  equity; the distinction between natural, civic, divine and international law; and meaning of obligation and punishment. Confirmed speakers include Larry May, Patricia Springborg, Tom Sorell, Alan Cromartie and Juhana Lemetti. Anyone interested in the workshop should contact the organizer, Dr Gabriella Slomp.

International Legal Theory and the Laws of War

International Legal Theory and the Laws of War

A colloquium based on the work of Professor Larry May, Professor of Law, Political Science and Philosophy at Vanderbilt University will be held on 11 July 2013. Participants will read selections from Professor May’s work followed and have a chance to discuss with him his work on the just war tradition, international responsibility, and international legal theory. Interested parties should contact the Centre at: globcon@st-andrews.ac.uk

Protecting Human Rights: Duties and Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors

Protecting Human Rights: Duties and Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors

The Centre supported the University of Glasgow’s Human Rights Network conference on human rights and responsibilities 18-19 June 2012. The conference included participants from around the world, concluding with a roundtable discussion chaired by Centre Director Anthony F Lang, Jr which included participants from global civil society who are engaged in protecting human rights in conflict situations.