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The 2021 European Society of International Law Conference

The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will be held in Stockholm on Thursday 9 September until Saturday 11 September 2021, with pre-conference ESIL Interest Groups workshops on Wednesday 8 September. The conference will examine changes in international lawmaking and how these changes are impacted by and impact on national and private norms and processes; that is, how they eventually affect the daily lives of people.

Due to the covid-19-crisis, we plan for a hybrid conference. The main rule will be that panelists are present onsite at the conference venue, while other participants can follow onsite or online.

While the covid-19 situation is dire in some countries, vaccinations are well under way in many parts of the world, including Europe and North America. However, it is not clear whether the pandemic will have abated enough to allow the usual mode of participation in Stockholm, and government regulations may also apply. The Aula Magna is a large venue and will be able to hold 300 participants even with social distancing requirements, but naturally, social interaction will be different if precautions are necessary. We will post relevant information on the website of the conference, but each participant has to make an informed decision about whether and how to participate.

At registration, participants will get the option of onsite or online. It will be possible to “downgrade” or ”upgrade until 15 August. If restrictions will apply, priority will be given to those participants who have registered for live participation, in the order of registration.