Historical Capitalism and International Law – Colloque Junior du CIERA – Young Scholars’ Conference Program

Sciences Po, 18 and 19 January 2018

IMPORTANT: If you intend to attend the conference, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/historical-capitalism-and-international-law-tickets-41426110612

Conference venues access:

Amphithéâtre Erignac (13, rue de l’Université) – Building J

Salle Goguel (56, rue des Saints Pères) – Building B, access through building A (27, rue Saint Guillaume)

Metro stations nearby: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, line 4 Sèvres-Babylone, lines 10 and 12 Rue du Bac, line 12

Thursday, 18 January 2018 Amphithéâtre Erignac (13, rue de l’Université –Paris 7ème)

12:30 – 13:00 Conference registration

13:00 – 13:30 Presentation and welcome notes

13:30 – 15:00 Keynote address : Rémi Bachand, Law Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal, “Capitalism, Imperialism and International Law”

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 17:15 Nikolas Karmis, Paris II Panthéon-Assas, “The Ideological Interpretation of the Article 16 of the Covenant of the League of Nations by the German Doctrine” Eric Loefflad, University of Kent, “Occupation, Civilisation, and the Protection of European Property: A World-Historical Perspective on the International Illegality of Territorial Conquest” Commentator: Sören Zimmermann, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M

17:15 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 19:30 Kanad Bagchi, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, “To Capital Controls and Back: Re-Embedding Global Capitalism Through International Law” Johanna Gautier, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, “Financial Deregulation in the 1980s-1990s: A New Market for Territorial and Institutional Competition” Commentator: Robin Caballero, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin / Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

20:00 Dinner

Friday, 19 January 2018 Salle Goguel (56, rue des Saints Pères – Paris 7ème)

9:00 – 11:00 Aikaterini Grymaneli, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, “Capitalism Expansion and the Law of the Sea: The Example of the Exploitation and Conservation of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” Dudi Rulliadi, Melbourne Law School, “From Dutch Colonialism to US Developmentalism: Capitalism and the Dynamics of Indonesian Law and Policy on Economic Development from Independence to the New Order Era” Commentator: Milan Tahraoui, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:15 Olaoye Kehinde Folake, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Empire, Capital and Protection of Foreign Investment: Historical Origins of Transnational Investment Law in Africa” Anam Soomro, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, “A Critical Inquiry into Freedom of Movement: Race, Colonialism and the Making of International Law” Commentator: Tim Wihl, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva, Sciences Po Law School, “How the Putumayo Was Won: Sovereignty and Property in the Rubber Lands” Claire Debucquois, Columbia Law School, “Braudel in Brazil: The Merchant, the Prince, and the [Law of the] Land” Commentator: Alberto Rinaldi, Sciences Po Law School

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 – 19:00 Interdisciplinary round-table : “Franco-German Looks into Historical Capitalism and International Law : Exploring Geographical and Disciplinary Boundaries” Discussants: Monique Chemillier-Gendrau (To be confirmed – Professeure émérite, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7), Pierre Gervais (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3), Claire Lemercier (Centre de Sociologie des Organisations – Sciences Po) and Ingo Venske (Universiteit Van Amsterdam)

REMINDER – Last Pilagg conference of 2017 is taking place TODAY

Dear fellow Pilaggists and private international law enthusiasts,

As you might know, our last Pilagg conference of 2017 is taking place TODAY! This will be a very special occasion indeed, not only because we will say goodbye to the (very productive) Pilagg year 2017, but more importantly, because we will have two speakers who will address the fascinating and topical issue of Legal Constructions of Space and Forms of Life.

Veronica Corcodel and Toni Marzal, both members of the FOLIE group will talk about Legally constructed migrant forms of life (with a focus on the Calais camps) and the Territorial scope of application of the EU law.

So, save the date, and make sure you attend the seminar! If enough people are interested, the discussion can continue after the official end-time, with a nice glass of mulled wine. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Friday, December 15th, 2017 / 14.00 – 17.00

École de droit, Sciences Po, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Meeting Room (4th floor – room 410T)

IMPORTANT:

Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po buildings is restricted.

If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to filipe.silva@sciencespo.fr

indicating your full name. Security officers will be provided with the list of participants.

Do not forget to bring a VALID ID.

Friday, 15 December – Joint seminar on Legal Constructions of Space and Forms of Life by Toni Marzal and Veronica Corcodel

Joint seminar on Legal Constructions of Space and Forms of Life

Friday, December 15th 2017 / 14.00 – 17.00

 

Antonio Marzal

Maître de Conférences à la Sorbonne & Member of FOLIE

&

Veronica Corcodel

Postdoctoral Fellow at Sciences Po & Member of FOLIE

 

Antonio Marzal: FOLIE and the territorial scope of application of EU law

The topic I have chosen to examine from the perspective of FOLIE is that of the territorial scope of application of EU law. At its simplest, it is the issue that arises where a situation is only partially or even tenuously connected to the European territory, or where it is connected both to the EU and the legal systems of third States. Problems in this area, like in many others, are solved by relying on universal values, by conceiving EU law as a vector for those values, and by guaranteeing its effectiveness. This means that, in principle, territoriality plays very little role. Rather than firmly grounded in a certain geography or a localised community, EU law possesses the abstract qualities of pure movement or energy: its effects are certainly felt locally, but EU law itself has no such grounding. If we take seriously, however, the ideas behind FOLIE project (that is, that EU law is necessarily local, that it is both reflective and constitutive of a way of life), it becomes possible to turn this area of the law upside down and show, not only that the question of the applicability of EU law can be alternatively understood as who is and who is out and what it means to be an insider, but furthermore that the EU law already is based on such an understanding, even if reluctantly and vaguely articulated and seeking cover under the convenient language of values, extraterritoriality and effet utile”.

 

Veronica Corcodel: Legally constructed migrant forms of life: Calais as a space of contested suspension

This presentation will explore the relationship between law and migrant lives through the example of the Calais camp. It will start with a reflection on how the notion of forms of life, developed mainly in philosophical and literary works, can be useful for approaching this question. Defined as a bundle of socially and culturally shaped practices that constitute – and are constituted by – ways of living, this notion puts in the forefront the issue of life possibilities. If law is to be understood as one of these practices, the idea of forms of life allows tackling the relationship between law and migrants’ projects of social and economic lives in “foreign” countries. In the context of the Calais camp, as this presentation will show, legal arrangements both consolidate the suspension of migrants’ life projects and allow contesting it. In this sense, Calais appears as a legally constructed space of contested suspension. Such a vision runs counter reductive understandings of the camp as created “outside law” or as merely oppressive.

 

Friday, December 15th, 2017 / 14.00 – 17.00

École de droit, Sciences Po, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Meeting Room (4th floor – room 410T)

 IMPORTANT:

Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po buildings is restricted.

If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to filipe.silva@sciencespo.fr

indicating your full name. Security officers will be provided with the list of participants.

Do not forget to bring a VALID ID.