March 24, 2015 | Faculty Lecture by Daniel Pilchman "On the duty to mitigate: beyond Dworkin’s new philosophy of international law"
The Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values is pleased to announce the upcoming faculty lecture at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law, given by Dr. Daniel Pilchman (Chapman University, California).
Why should states comply with international law? In a posthumously published essay, Ronald Dworkin offers guidance on precisely this question in the form of his “new philosophy “. International law is binding for states, Dworkin argues, because it fulfills an important corrective function within global politics. New indeed, this approach marks a significant departure from his previous work on domestic law. To date, the view remains ambiguous and undeveloped. Through an analysis of Dworkin’s project, Prof. Pilchman advances a novel account of the normative foundations of international law that focuses on how legal systems can mitigate a special class of morally salient problems within global institutions.
For administrative purposes, please register with Mr. Nico Moons