Some very brief (and a bit belated) news from the 5th Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law in Valencia, which went splendidly – many thanks to Mariano Aznar and Jorge Cardona for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly.
First, the Society’s next major event will be the 5th Research Forum in Amsterdam on 23-25 May 2013, with the main theme being international law as a profession. The Forum website is live, as is the call for papers and panel proposals – the deadline for submission is 15 November.
Second, EJIL:Talk’s permanent contributor Michael Waibel was awarded the prestigious ESIL Prize for his book Sovereign Defaults before International Courts and Tribunals, published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press. The jury members, Eyal Benvenisti, Jutta Brunnee and Francesco Francioni, were unanimous in their selection of the prize-winner: “A remarkable book – to our knowledge, it is the first comprehensive and systematic treatment of this subject. The book combines historical analysis with careful research of case law and other practice. The result is an impressive and original treatment of a subject that is of the utmost relevance for the present state of the international economic system.” Congrats Michael!
Third, at its post-conference meeting the ESIL Executive Board elected Laurence Boisson de Chazournes as the new President of the Society. Many congratulations also to Laurence, who succeeds the indefatigable Anne Peters, and best of luck for her term.