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Track 5: International Law and International Relations

Track Coordinator: Dr. Tenia Kyriazi ( –For any additional information or questions regarding submissions to this track, please contact the track coordinator directly.

This track aims to examine current global issues and trends, critical theoretical applications, and innovative methodologies within the disciplines of International Law and International Relations.  We are seeking papers that engage theoretically with the subject areas and/or signify pioneering applications and contemporary developments. In particular, we welcome papers focused on emerging doctrines, topics, issues, approaches, ideas, events, and developments. This track will thus attempt to question existing paradigms and epistemological applications, through a multidisciplinary lens.


Although we are open to any submission that is aligned with the goals of the conference and this track, we encourage submissions relating to the following topics and themes:

  • International organizations
  • Sources of International Law: Jus cogens – Treaties – Customary Law
  • States’ responsibility/obligations
  • International Court of Justice – International Criminal Court – Universal jurisdiction
  • Jus ad bellum
  • Jus in bello
  • Current foreign policy debates in theory and practice
  • Emerging global security topics: military, human security, non-state actors, cyber-crime, terrorism, environmental.
  • Post-conflict perspectives
  • Human rights instruments and bodies
  • International development issues: law and policy on poverty reduction, provision of humanitarian assistance, health and education.
  • Contemporary topics related to citizenship: trans-nationalism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism.
  • Globalization and international political economy: current and future debates
  • Responses to climate change: law, policies and politics.

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