Today: PRIF Annual Conference "Just Institutions and Institutional Justice in Global Politics"

PRIF's Annual Conference takes place on 6th and 7th October 2014

All too often justice and peace come into conflict, and one is pursued at the expense of the other. Before strategies of Just Peace Governance can be implemented, three steps are in order:  First, peace and justice have to be understood in their own right, as values and norms of distinct character and demanding specific, sometimes divergent, action. Second, the tension between peace and justice has to be understood as well as the peculiar nature of justice conflicts and their effect on peace. Third, ideas have to be developed how justice conflicts can be solved and peace and justice be reconciled through international institutions and the rule of law. This, in a nutshell, is the agenda of PRIFs current research programme.

 

This year’s PRIF annual conference is devoted to the latter: Just institutions and institutional justice in global politics. The assumption is that institutions promote peace best, if actors perceive them as just. Only if basic justice claims are met, actors are likely to follow institutional rules voluntarily, i.e. without reference to the fear of sanctions or narrowly defined cost-benefit-calculations. Justice claims can refer to the allocation of values, the processes of decision-making and the granting of status and respect. Therefore, the conference will concentrate on three aspects of institutional justice: distributive justice, procedural justice and recognitional justice and analyze how such justice claims can be addressed by international institutions.

 

 

The conference of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt is organized by Research Department "International Institutions" (Professor Christopher Daase). Conference language will be English.

 

Please register with Ms. Viola Niemack (niemack @hsfk .de).

 

Preliminary Program (PDF)

 

Monday, 6 October 2014

14:00-14:30    Introduction: Three Kinds of Institutional Justice

Professor Christopher Daase, PRIF

 

14:30-16:30     Panel I: Distributive Justice and International Institutions

Professor Chris Armstrong, University Southampton

Dr Nicole Rippin, German Development Institute, Bonn

Carolin Anthes, PRIF

Comment: Professor Darrel Moellendorff, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University

 

16:30                Refreshments

17:00-18:00    Ernst-Otto Czempiel Award Ceremony

 

 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

9:00-10:00      Keynote: "The Opening Up of International Organizations: Empirical and Normative Perspectives"

Professor Jonas Tallberg, Stockholm University

 

10:00               Refreshments

 

10:30-12:30    Panel II: Procedural Justice and International Institutions

Professor Lora Viola, Free University of Berlin

Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, International Criminal Court

Dr Dirk Peters, PRIF

Comments: Professor Nicole Deitelhoff, PRIF

 

12:30-13:30    Lunch

 

13:30-15:30    Panel III: Recognitional Justice and International Institutions

Professor Karin Aggestam, Lund University

Professor Christopher Daase/Janusz Biene, PRIF/Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University

Eva Ottendörfer, PRIF

Comments: Professor Peter Mayer, University of Bremen

 

15:30               Refreshments

 

16:00-17:00   Concluding Discussion: Ways of Global Justice

Professor Nicole Deitelhoff, PRIF

Dr Caroline Fehl, PRIF

Professor Peter Mayer, University of Bremen

Professor Darrel Moellendorff, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University

Professor Harald Müller, PRIF