School of Law

Call for Papers – UK IVR Conference 2016

25 May 2016 |

Dr Jen Hendry and Dr Ilias Trispiotis, on behalf of the Centre for Law & Social Justice and the School of Law, are organising the Annual Conference of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR) on 29-30 October 2016. The IVR Conference ranks among the most important annual events on legal philosophy in the UK and attracts renowned scholars from numerous domestic and international academic institutions. In 2015 the IVR Conference was organised by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and in 2014 it was organised by the Department of Law at the London School of Economics.

The theme of the 2016 IVR Conference is on Law and Social Sustainability. The Conference would like to explore the role of legal procedures, including judicial review, authority, judicial diversity and access to justice, as well as the role of values and social goals, including equality, legality and social inclusion, in the consolidation and protraction of fair and sustainable communities. We are planning to hold different parallel sessions that explore the idea of social sustainability from different angles, including, among others, reverse discrimination and social inclusion, labour rights and modern slavery, human rights law and legal theory, immigration and refugee protection, disability studies and capacity-building, austerity and social justice, global law and ‘public goods’, theoretical and comparative perspectives on socio-economic rights, feminist jurisprudence and access to justice, and environmental law and urban development. We hope that those different angles will help us highlight the connections between social sustainability and fundamental rights and principles lying at the foundation of our constitution.

Keynote speakers will be: Professor Leslie Green (University of Oxford), Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (University College London), Professor Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh).

Abstracts of up to 200 words should be sent to by 5 pm, 11 July 2016.

Call for Papers PDF (183kb)

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