Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

February 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Fellows CLE Research Seminar

RSVP by Friday, February 11th
In Conjunction with the 2022 ABA Virtual Midyear Meeting

Register with the ABA

1:00pm PT / 2:00pm MT / 3:00pm CT / 4:00pm ET

Fellows CLE Research SeminarĀ (CLE Requested): “Democracies and International Law” with:

  • Tom Ginsburg, ABF Research Professor; Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago
  • Rachel Cichowski, Professor, Department of Political Science and Law, Societies & Justice Department, University of Washington
  • Dongsheng Zang, Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Moderated by:

  • David Tang, Managing Partner, Asia, K&L Gates

Democracies and authoritarian regimes have different approaches to international law, grounded in their different forms of government. As the balance of power between democracies and non-democracies shifts, it will have consequences for international legal order. Human rights may face severe challenges in years ahead, but citizens of democratic countries may still benefit from international legal cooperation in other areas. Based on the recent publication of Democracies and International Law by ABF Research Professor Tom Ginsburg, this research seminar surveys the state of democracy-enhancing international law, and provides ideas for a way forward in the face of rising authoritarianism.