Workshop on Humanitarianism and the Transformation of International Law

4-5 August 2016

This early career workshop was convened by Professor Anne Orford to coincide with the visit of Professor Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard) and Professor Andrew March (Yale) to the Laureate Program. It brought together scholars and practitioners interested in the shifting relationship between international humanitarian law and other fields of international law, and in the extent to which the incorporation of the principles, practices, vocabulary, or logics of humanitarianism is transforming international law. It featured a series of panels with doctoral and postdoctoral scholars either working with the Laureate Program or on projects that share the methodological, theoretical, substantive, or critical concerns of the Laureate project. The presenters were joined by senior scholars and practitioners who reflected on the papers and the workshop themes, and by other interested JD and doctoral students and early career scholars from law and the humanities who took part in the discussions.

Participants included Leonard Blazeby (Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mission in Australia), Luís Bogliolo (Laureate Program), Sara Dehm (Melbourne), Marco Duranti (Sydney), Marnie Lloydd (Laureate Program), Sebastián Machado (Laureate Program), Tim McCormack (Melbourne), Simon McKenzie (Melbourne), Shaun Mcveigh (Melbourne), Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard), Christina Nowak (Bonn, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow), Florence Odora (Melbourne), Anne Orford (Laureate Fellow, Melbourne), Sundhya Pahuja (Melbourne), Peter Rush (Melbourne), Anna Saunders (Melbourne), Rebecca Sutton (LSE, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow), G Matteo Vaccaro-Incisa (Grande École IESEG, Paris), Fabia Veçoso (Laureate Program), and Deborah Whitehall (Monash).

The workshop program is available here