Secondary Rules of Primary Importance in International Law.

ESIL Book Launch – Secondary Rules of Primary Importance in International Law.

Join on Monday 6 March 2023 at 16:00 CET for a virtual book launch of Secondary Rules of Primary Importance in International Law, edited by Gábor Kajtár, Ba?ak Çali, and Marko Milanovic, the latest volume in the ESIL book series published with OUP, which was published in late 2022. The book focuses on international law’s secondary rules, which despite their less-than-appealing labelling are of primary importance.

Secondary rules of international law – such as attribution, causality, the standard of review, and the standard and burden of proof – have been neglected in scholarly literature and have seen fragmented application in international legal practice. Yet their coherent and consistent application is crucial, and helps hold the system of international law together.  The book offers a detailed engagement with these secondary rules, which highlights their cross-cutting relevance, evaluates them from a comparative angle, and investigates how they influence the substantive (‘primary’) rules of international law.

The launch will not rehearse the detailed treatment offered in the book, but introduce its central themes in an informal conversation with editors and contributing authors, animated by members of the ESIL Board, which will make room for questions from interested listeners. Participation is free, but subject to prior registration. This event will be recorded and shared on the ESIL website and ESIL YouTube Channel. See here to register for the event. See here for more information.