The Instituto Jurídico Portucalense (IJP) of the Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique and the Portuguese Society of International Law (SPDI), the Portuguese branch of the International Law association (ILA), will  organize an International Conference on the Responsibility of States and International Organizations related with the Pandemic Covid-19, that will take place at the Universidade Portucalense, Porto, on
October 30, 2020.
This conference aims to promote the thinking, research and scientific debate on a theme that the pandemic and the acts and/or omissions of States and International Organizations has put in the international agenda.
This Conference is also intended to promote a scientific exchange within the scope of International Public Law and International  Relations that will allow to deepen international cooperation in the study and investigation of this topic, also in its relationship with the responsibility to protect.
In order to pursue this  objective, all interested  parties are invited to submit communication proposals on one of the topics listed below, to be presented at the International Conference or to be published on paper in Revista Jurídica (the legal review of the Universidade Portucalense) and/or in an e-book.
All proposals submitted will be scientifically evaluated and four of them will be selected to be orally presented at the Conference, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
All the proposals approved will be published. Every person which present a proposal will be invited to participate in the sessions and the debates either in person or by videoconference.
The oral presentation of each of the four communications mentioned above will have a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Dates

Communications must be submitted by October 20, 2020 and must be sent to wbrito@upt.pt.

Style Rules

Languages: Articles can be written in Portuguese, Spanish and English
By 20 October 2020, 300-word communications abstracts must be submitted.
The article must have a maximum of 7500 words and citations must be made using the APSA system.
The article must be submitted by 10 December 2020.

Themes

  • World Health Organization: competencies, obligations and relations with States
  • Human Security and State Responsibility to Citizens
  • International responsibility of States for non-compliance with their obligations related with the international legal regulations of the WHO.
  • International responsibility of international organizations for non-compliance with their obligations.

Organizing Committee

Wladimir Brito – Professor at Universidade Portucalense e Director of IJP
Manuel Almeida Ribeiro – Professor at ISCSP (Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade de Lisboa) and Presidente of SPDI
Fernando Loureiro Bastos – Professor at Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa
Patrícia Galvão Teles – Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and member of CDI
Maria de Fátima de Castro Moreira – Professor at Universidade Portucalense and researcher at IJP
Daniela Castilho – Professor at Universidade Portucalense and researcher at IJP

Scientific Committee

Wladimir Brito – Professor at Universidade Portucalense and Director of IJP
Manuel Almeida Ribeiro – Professor at ISCSP (Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade de Lisboa) and president of SPDI
Fernando Loureiro Bastos – Professor at Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa
Patrícia Galvão Teles – Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa e Membro da CDI
Maria de Fátima de Castro Moreira – Professor at Universidade Portucalense and researcher of IJP
Daniela Castilho – Professor at Universidade Portucalense and researcher of IJP
Maria de Assunção do Vale Pereira – Professor at Universidade do Minho

Program

October 30th 2020
Reception of the participants
Opening Session
Intervention by the Vice-Rector for research of the UPT - Carlos Brito
Intervention by the President of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Direito Internacional

Intervention by the Director  of the Instituto Jurídico Portucalense  Wladimir Brito

First Session – International Responsibility of States
Maria Teresa Ponte Iglesias – Professor at Faculdade de Derecho de la Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Cláudia Monge – Professor at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa
Presentation of the first paper
Presentation of the second paper

Coffee Break

Debate

Lunch
15.00h Second Session International Responsibility of International Organizations

Valério de Oliveira Mazzuoli - Professor at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (Brazil)

Sean Murphy - Professor at George Washington University Law School and member of the International Law Comission
Presentation of the third paper
Presentation of the fourth paper

Debate

Closing session
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