The Changing Practices of International Law

with Dr. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

 Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice invites you to a seminar with:

 Dr. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

on the topic of

The Changing Practices of International Law

Introduction of a new book, edited by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Tanja Aalberts, which focuses on how states respond to increased legalisation and rely on legal expertise to manoeuvre within and against international law. Through a number of case studies, covering a wide range of topical issues such as surveillance, environmental regulation, migration and foreign investments, the book argues that the expansion and increased institutionalisation of international law itself have created the structural premise for this type of politics of international law.

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is Professor in legal science with special responsibilities in migration and refugee law at the University of Copenhagen, iCourts Centre for Excellence; Professor II at the University of Oslo; and Honorary Professor at Aarhus University. He received his PhD (in international law) from Aarhus University, MSc (in refugee studies) from the University of Oxford and MA (in political science) from the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on migration and refugee law, international human rights law, and the relationship between international law and politics. He is author or editor of several books, including The Changing Practices of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018), The Power of Legality: International law and its practices (Cambridge University Press, 2017); Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation (Routledge, 2016) and Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond (Palgrave, 2008). Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is a regular commentator on asylum and immigration matters in Nordic and international media. He has consulted for a number of international organisations, governments and NGOs, and previously served as member of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board.

This is a presentation within the framework of the SCILJ research project Global Law, Local Lives.

After the presentation, there will be an informal reception.

The presentation has been made possible by a grant from the Edvard Cassel Foundation.