International Law viewed from and towards Latin America

The event, organized by the universities de los Andes, del Rosario, and Externado de Colombia, featured participation by prominent exponents of the critical schools of International Law.

During the Symposium, attendees had the opportunity to attend conferences by Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki), Anne Orford (University of Melbourne), and Antony Anghie (University of Utah) who, together with Externado experts and professors, discussed the history, challenges, and the way International Law is viewed today in Latin America.

The event, held September 26, 27 and 28, 2017 also featured the launching of the book “Imperialismo y Derecho Internacional: Historia y Legado,” with the presence of the recognized authors Antony Anghie, Martti Koskenniemi, and Anne Orford.

The Externado hosted the third day of the Symposium, welcoming students and academics, who had the opportunity to attend three talks on teaching and academic production of International Law in Latin America.

During the Conference, the experts explored the intersections in teaching International Law: origin/reception; how it is taught; the regional and global perspectives that should be included in International Law courses.  Also, to be considered is discussions on the theme selection and the role of context and language in academic production, based on local needs.

Additionally, each guest talked about the past, present, and future of International Law education, from their environment and experience perspective.

In the afternoon, attendees were able to participate in the different workshops held at the Externado, where they talked with the guest panelists about the issues addressed in the morning sessions.