The 4th Conference “Dialogues on International Law” will take place at Di Tella Law School (Buenos Aires) on 11th August 2020. The general theme of the conference will be “International Law and Violence”. The keynote lecture will be given by Samuel Moyn (Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History at Yale Law School).

The Conference seeks to bring together scholars in International Law and related disciplines, such as IR, History, Economics, and Philosophy, to examine contemporary issues concerning the international legal system, the international community, and particularly Latin America. The emphasis will be on violence and the ways in which International Law addresses it. We welcome papers on any area of international law that tackles the relevant theme, including papers on political violence, populism, crime, punishment, and militarism.


Di Tella Law School invites the submission of original papers. The call is open to scholars, practitioners, and advanced students of international law and related disciplines. Papers will be selected on the basis of quality, originality, and their capacity to generate an interesting discussion. Paper proposals must be unpublished, and may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Discussion in Buenos Aires will be held in English.


Abstracts will be received (maximum 500 words) until 10th February 2020. They should be sent to Selected participants will be notified by 1st March 2020. Proposals should contain an abstract and a brief CV of the candiate(s). Drafts should be sent by 15th July at the latest to be circulated amongst participants.


Speakers will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. Selected papers form the Conference will be published in LADI – Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional, subject to peer review.