Call for Papers

The Conference welcomes abstracts on any topic broadly related to international law.

Scholars from other disciplines are, as always, particularly welcome.

Topics and themes include, but are not limited to:

- Asia and alternative internationals

- Asia and new regionalisms


- Capitalism and its future

- Climate Change

- Corporate power and the third world

- Decolonizing international law and order

- Fascism, neo-fascism and the international legal order

- Gender and the international order
- Global commons and global justice

- Globalization and its discontents

- Hegemonic and counter-hegemonic histories and uses of human rights

- Heterodox economics and international law

- History and theory of international law

- Human rights

- Immigration, asylum, refugees

- Indigenous peoples – activism and futures
- Inequality, poverty and the global political economic order

- International criminal law

- Investment and investment arbitration

- Jurisdiction

- Labour

- Nationalism, ethnicity and the international order

- Natural resources

- New TWAIL methodologies

- One Belt One Road

- Private power, law and regulation

- Race and the international order
- Refugees, migration and the international order

- Reparations

- Security

- Settler Colonialism

- Social movements and the Global South agenda

- Sources

- State Responsibility
- Subjects of international law and legal personality
- Teaching and Critical Pedagogy
- The Environment – pasts, presents and futures
- The Law of the Sea
- The post-colonial state
- The Third World and LGBTQ struggles
- Transitional justice
- The Urban and global order
- The Environmental Crisis

- The TPP RCEP and other mega regionals

Please note that English will be the language medium used during the Conference.

Submission of Abstracts
(a) The Call for Papers is over.
(b) Successful applicants will be informed by April 30, 2018.
(c) Please direct all queries on your abstract submission to the TWAIL Secretariat at email address:

Note: Limited financial support may be available to participants from developing countries.