‘Is International Law Fair? Le droit international est-il juste?’: A Few Remarks from the 2023 ESIL Conference in Aix-en-Provence

How does fairness intersect with justice and democracy? In her recent article published by the European Journal of International Law, our researcher Federica Cristani delves into the complexities of fairness in international law.

Every year, the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Annual Conference brings together scholars from around the world to discuss pressing issues. From evaluating the status of developing countries in the World Trade Organization to analyzing investment treaty obligations, participants examined many elements of fairness. One of the most challenging aspects discussed was how to define fairness in practical terms, emphasizing the importance of identifying gaps in legal systems and proposing alternatives for a more equitable international order.

Find the detailed account of the discussions and insights from the ESIL Annual Conference, under the link below.