Track 4 – Convergence and divergence between international human rights law and other branches of international law

TRACK 4 – CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND OTHER BRANCHES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

This track focuses on the relations between human rights law and other bodies of international law

International human rights law comes into frequent contact with other branches of international law. The aim of this track is to explore the convergences and divergences that exist between international human rights law and these other branches. More in particular, how does international human rights law relate to and interact with these other bodies of law? How does international human rights law have a guiding, gap-filling, expanding or narrowing effect on such other bodies of law? In return, is international human rights law undergoing similar effects from other branches of international law?

Track leaders: prof. Paul De Hert and prof. Stefaan Smis (VUB): paul.de.hert@vub.ac.be and ssmis@vub.ac.be

Track 1 – Theorizing fragmentation and integration in human rights law
Track 2 – Convergence and divergence within international human rights law
Track 3 – Convergence and divergence between national and international human rights law
Track 5 – Human rights are useless/useful

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