Call for Papers: ‘State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law’: London School of Economics and Political Science, 9 November 2019

The accountability of states for unlawful actions they commit or wrongful losses they inflict presents theoretical and practical challenges. For instance, the applicability of certain doctrines is contested; the line between a wrongful or unlawful action, and a permitted one, can be blurry; and procedural hurdles can frustrate potential claims. This conference, which will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law on November 9, 2019, seeks to examine the concept of state accountability from three distinct perspectives: private law, public law, and international law. We invite submissions that address the theme of state accountability, broadly construed, by way of wide-ranging topics, including but not limited to: Accountability and liability of public authorities and officials; Compensation, restitution, or satisfaction; Direct and vicarious liability; Exceptions to, and immunities from, accountability and liability; Settlements and ex gratia payments; Apologies; Regulation of private actors; Collective responsibility; Standing; … (more)

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