Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI) was established in 1998 within the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki as a centre for research and study. The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights was named after Professor Erik Castrén. The aim of the Institute is to promote research on human rights and new approaches to public international law.
The ECI is hosting its 23rd Helsinki Summer Seminar in International Law titled ‘International Law and Capitalism: Exploring the Legal Architecture of the Global Political Economy’, from 21-31 August 2012 in Finland.
The 23rd Helsinki Summer Seminar in International Law is an intensive 11 day seminar directed towards junior scholars – post-doctoral, doctoral and advanced masters students alike – with a keen interest in either the political economic side of international law or the international legal aspect of the global political economy.
The aim of seminar is to push critical international enquiry into the realm of explanatory theory, with a view to fostering and developing the contemporary academic debate concerning the analysis of the juridico-economic structure of the contemporary state of international affairs.
To establish its aim the Seminar will revolve around its central theme International Law and Capitalism by way of three distinct lines of inquiry:
- Why Study International Law Differently;
- Theories of Capitalism;
- Sites of Capitalist Governance;
o The State;
o International Economic Law;
o The Political Economy of Reconstruction and Development.
The format of the seminar is a combination of lectures given by the summer seminar’s staff and writing workshops where participants will have a chance to present a piece of their written work, in a small group setting.
For more about the Helsinki Summer Seminar in International Law , refer to www.helsinki.fi/summerseminar.
For more about the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, refer to www.helsinki.fi/eci.