Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law


Upcoming Events

University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs

Tax Meets Non-Tax

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

In an environment of increasing academic specialization, Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs seeks to build bridges across academic disciplines by introducing a new kind of workshop. For each session, a tax scholar will select a non-tax, but law-related, work that is prominent in its own field and explain how the work is relevant to the study of taxation. The author of the work will then respond before we open the session to questions and discussion by workshop attendees. More

Constitutions, Economic Alternatives and Human Rights: Towards More Equal Covenants

May 18, 2021
5 p.m. EDT

Co-organized by the UVA Law Center for International & Comparative Law, the Center for Economic and Social Rights, the Global Initiative for ESCR and Ciudadanía Inteligente. 

The event will address some of the economic alternatives included in the region’s constitutions, and their relevance for the human rights agendas. Particularly, participants will discuss the principles’ potential to inform constitutional reforms, such as the current Chilean constitutional process. The speakers are:

  • Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Executive Director at GI-ESCR
  • Manuel J. Cepeda, Former Magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Colombia
  • Javier Couso, Professor and researcher on Constitutional Law at Universidad Diego Portales de Chile
  • Olivia Minatta, Fiscal Justice in Latin America Project, Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • Nelson Camilo Sánchez, Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, UVA Law
A Look at “The World Crisis and International Law”

Scholars discuss Professor Paul B. Stephan’s new book, “The World Crisis and International Law: The Knowledge Economy and the Battle for the Future,” which offers insights about the history and shaky future of the international order. Panelists include Professor Anne van Aaken of Universität Hamburg, Kathleen Claussen of Georgetown University and Thomas H. Lee of Fordham University. UVA Law professor Jay Butler moderated the event.