CFP: State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law

Submission deadline: August 30, 2019

Conference date(s):
November 9, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
London, United Kingdom

Topic areas


Keynote: Professor Donal Nolan, the University of Oxford

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


Submission of abstracts

Please send an abstract of no more than 750 words and a short bio to the following email address: by August 30, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered. Successful submissions will be notified by September 8, 2019, and will be invited to attend the conference’s official dinner.

Financial Assistance

Unfortunately, the conference organisers do not have any resources to help meet presenters’ cost of travel.


Questions or comments may be directed to


LSE: Emmanuel Voyiakis; Ilan Gafni  

The Hebrew University: Alon Harel  

University of Toronto: Haim Abraham

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Custom tags:

#Law, #Private Law, #Public Law, #International Law, #State Accountability