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A Lackland Law?

10th Young International Lawyers Research Forum
A Lackland Law?

Territory, Effectiveness and Jurisdiction in International and European Law 
University of Catania, 24-25 January 2013
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 24 November 2012

The University of Catania is pleased to organise the 10th edition of the Young International Lawyers Research Forum, which will be held on Thursday, 24 - Friday, 25 January 2013 in the old academic venue of Catania Law School, Italy.

The meeting, launched in Italy in 2003, is intended to provide a platform for young international legal scholars to discuss ongoing research papers and materials linked to the topics annually offered. The theme of the coming YIL Research Forum is A Lackland Law? Territory, Effectiveness and Jurisdiction in International and European Law.

The general topic of the current edition will be analysed through three sub-themes, each one exploring different dimensions and developments of rules and principles governing “territoriality” issues at international and supranational levels: 1) Crisis of Territorial Order and International Law; 2) Beyond Territories. International Law, Jurisdictions and New Geographies of Spaces; 3) End or Return of Territories? The New Frontiers of the Territorial Enforcement of Law.

These sub-themes will be discussed during three panel sessions and a final round table. The thematic sessions will host a key-note guest speaker, interventions of paper-givers (selected through a peer-reviewed process) and the conclusive remarks of a guest-discussant.

The Organising Committee invites proposals for papers to be presented at the Research Forum.

The  Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday 24 November 2012. All younger academics and legal professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts.The selected papers, the key-note lectures and the round table proceedings will be included in an edited volume on the theme of the Research Forum.

Call for Papers
Application Dossiers, to be submitted to the Organising Committee (email:, fax: 095.7151012) by November 24, 2012, must include an abstract of the unpublished paper (not exceeding 500 words, proposed language: Italian or English), a bibliographical note and a short biography of the author. Abstracts must sufficiently set out the Author’s argument and its implications for the general topic of the research meeting.