InHouse&Guests Workshop

Cutting Edge or Dead End? Empirical Research in International Law

6–7 December 2016

Empirical research has been one of the buzzwords of recent international legal scholarship. However, the particular impact of empirical work on international legal research has still yet to be discussed, and there is a need for an interdisciplinary approach. International lawyers therefore will benefit from cooperating with scholars trained in other disciplines such as political and social sciences or economics. This one and a half day InHouse & Guests Workshop therefore brought together a small group of international scholars and aimed at addressing the role of empiricism in international law.

The scholars from diverse academic disciplines intensively discussed in a small-group forum the promise and limits of empirical research in international law among different examples like the Paris Agreement or the role of international courts and tribunals.

The workshop was organised by Thilo Marauhn, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, and Christian J. Tams, University of Glasgow, and Alumni Fellow of the Centre.

Venue: Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Schifferstr. 196, 47059 Duisburg

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