CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 7th Student Conference in Theory and Philosophy of Law

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University of Belgrade Faculty of Law and Serbian Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR Serbia) organize the 7th Student Conference in Theory and Philosophy of Law on the topic International Tribunals and the Rule of Law. The Conference will take place on the 4th of December, 2020 in the Conference hall of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.

We kindly invite all interested students of undergraduate, master and PhD studies of law and other social sciences to send their abstracts to our official email address – by September 1, 2020.

Abstracts should be no less than 600 and no more than 900 words in length. Students are free to choose the subtopic of their paper, writing in English or Serbian language, as long as they remain within the frame topic proposed in this call. Due to the fact that the topic of the Conference is broadly set up, the paper can deal with both theoretical and practical issues, such as: concept of the international rule of law; the impact of fragmentation of international law on international rule of law; relationship of the ICJ and other international tribunals; international tribunals and domestic courts; ECtHR/ICJ as constraint against the abuse of the rule of law principle; how and when jurisprudence of international tribunals relies upon/ignores international instruments; sui generis adjudication of ad hoc tribunals in implementing the rule of law principle; rule of law and dependence of ad hoc tribunals; protection of due-process rights; the stance of international tribunals. The abstract should contain the main thesis that will be argued for in the paper as well as a brief overview of the arguments that the author will use.

In addition to the abstract, students should send the contact details of their mentors/supervisors (name, surname, email address).

The list of participants on the 7th Student Conference will be announced by the 15th of September, 2020 at the official website of the Faculty of Law. The selected participants will have to submit the first draft of their papers (8 pages at least) no later than November 20th. The final versions should be completed and sent by February 2021. All papers will be subject to a double blind review. The best rated paper will be published in the Annual review of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, while the other well rated papers will be considered for publication in Eudaimonia – Student Review for Legal Theory and Philosophy.

For further information on the possible subtopics, abstracts or any other details related to the Conference, you may visit the official website of the Serbian Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (, our facebook page ( or write to the email address of the Conference ( We are looking forward to your application!