The 5th General Conference of the European Society of International Law at the University of Valencia with the collaboration of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho y Relaciones Internacionales (CEDRI)


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President: Anne Peters
Secretary General: Marko Milanovic
Administrative Director: Ms Joyce Davies

European Society of International Law

Academy of European Law
Villa Schifanoia
Via Boccaccio, 121
50133 Florence Italy
Telephone: +39 055 468 5512
Fax: +39 055 468 5517


The local organizer was the University of Valencia in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios de Derecho y Relaciones Internacionales (CEDRI). Founded in 1499, the University of Valencia (UVEG) has become a modern state university offering teaching in every area of knowledge: experimental sciences; engineering; health sciences; humanities; social, economic and legal sciences; and educational sciences. The University has 45,800 degree students and 8,600 postgraduate students. On our campuses (Blasco Ibañez, Burjassot-Paterna and Els Tarongers), over 3,300 teachers and researchers carry out their work, aided by over 1,700 administration and services staff.

The organizing committee in Valencia was headed by Professors Mariano J. Aznar and Jorge Cardona. The conference assistants were Ms Isabel Maravall and Ms Hela Ben Hadj M'Barek.


The Centro de Estudios de Derecho internacional y de relaciones internacionales (CEDRI) includes various experts in the field of public international law and international relations. Among its members are professors and researchers from different Spanish universities (Jaume I de Castellón, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, University of Valencia) and abroad (University of Cergy-Pontoise in France, University of Dundee in the United Kingdom, University of Milan, Italy) as well as technical experts linked to different government agencies.

The local organiser contracted ENSUMA Congresos in order to receive support with the technical organisation of the conference.