Conference: 'Taming the many-headed monster? Secondary Sanctions in the International Legal Order'

On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021, the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) will host a two-day international conference on secondary sanctions. The conference seeks to explore both the international legal framework governing such sanctions and the potential remedies to challenge them, as well as how these measures may shape the international legal order. The conference will feature separate panels devoted to discuss the impact of secondary sanctions; their compatibility with the law of jurisdiction and international economic law, and; to commercial practices and domestic litigation pertaining to secondary sanctions. A final panel will offer an outlook for the future, having regard, for instance, to the preparation of an EU ‘anti-coercion instrument’.

In addition, the organizers are inviting promising legal scholars in an earlier stage of their academic career to submit an abstract to participate in a panel dedicated to ‘emerging voices’. Abstracts (of 500 words max) must be submitted by e-mail to a.s.hofer@uu.nl before 30 June 2021 and should be accompanied by a brief CV. Further information on the Call for Abstracts (including an indicative list of potential themes), as well as a provisional conference programme can be found here. The conference will take place at the 'Pand' conference venue in Ghent. Further information, including registration details, will follow shortly.