Call for Papers: The Chagos Litigation: A Socio-Legal Dialogue, 29th June 2015

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This one-day conference will explore the Chagos litigation from a socio-legal perspective. The keynote speaker is Professor Philippe Sands QC. The conference is free to attend and papers are welcomed from legal and non-legal academics, and also from legal practitioners. The call for papers is available at http://chagosdialogue.blogspot.co.uk.The call for papers closes on 17th April 2015 and proposals should be sent to Chris Monaghan (c.monaghan@gre.ac.uk). 

 

 

The Chagos Litigation: A Socio-Legal Dialogue

Monday 29th June 2015, School of Law, University of Greenwich

Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Keynote Speaker: Professor Philippe Sands QC

 

This one-day conference The Chagos Litigation: A Socio-Legal Dialogue will bring together academics and legal practitioners to explore the landmark significance of the Chagos litigation from a number of distinct and interconnected perspectives. The Chagos litigation refers to the cases brought by the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago and the Republic of Mauritius against the United Kingdom. The claim by Mauritius concerns the sovereignty of the Chagos Archipelago and is currently before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The cases brought by the former inhabitants were concerned with inter alia the decision to remove and prevent their return to the Chagos Archipelago.  The conference aims to facilitate a dialogue that brings together academics and legal practitioners who are interested in the different aspects of the Chagos litigation and the wider issues that emanate from this litigation, in order to address these issues from a socio-legal perspective. The conference is hosted by the School of Law and the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Group at the University of Greenwich.

Keynote: Professor Philippe Sands QC, a leading international lawyer and expert on the Chagos litigation, will be delivering the keynote address.

Conference Themes: Papers are welcome from those with an academic or professional interest in the issues raised by the Chagos litigation. Papers may be on any aspect of the Chagos litigation, including the constitutional and human rights implications, judicial decision-making, domestic administrative law, legal history, and international law. Papers may be on one particular aspect or alternatively may seek to address broader themes. The conference is free to attend for both presenters and delegates.

Instructions for Presenters: The deadline for the submission of abstracts will be 17th April 2015. Abstracts will need to be between 200-300 words in length. Presenters will have twenty minutes each excluding time for questions. Notice of acceptance will be made by 1st May 2015. Please submit abstracts to Chris Monaghan at c.monaghan@gre.ac.uk. It is anticipated that a selection of the papers delivered at the conference will be published as an edited collection. All papers presented at the conference are potentially eligible for inclusion in such a volume.

Further Information: Delegates will be able to book their place in May 2015.  If you would like any further information please contact the conference organiser Chris Monaghan at c.monaghan@gre.ac.uk

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