University of Siena to host the 30th Anniversary Workshop of the Italian Yearbook of International Law

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The academic staff of the Jean Monnet Module in European and International Environmental Law (EIEL) is proud to announce that it will co-organise IYIL@30, the 30th Anniversary Workshop of the Italian Yearbook of International Law. Originally founded in 1975, the Yearbook is one of the leading sources of Italian scholarship and practice in the field of international law, which it aims to disseminate among non-Italian speaking scholars and practitioners. Its latest volume has just been published, and is available online (for those with a subscription) at this link.

The IYIL@30 workshop, which will be hosted at the Department of Law of the University of Siena on 29-30 November 2021, will take place both in person and online. Each of the two days will be dedicated to one overarching topic. On 29 November, the participants will explore the theme The Mediterranean Sea and International Law, with a series of presentations addressing issues of maritime delimitation, maritime security, protection of underwater cultural heritage, criminal activities at sea, and conservation of biological diversity. On 30 November, the workshop will instead discuss the theme Cities and International Law. The contributions will focus on a broad range of key research questions, from the shifting status of cities in international law to the interface between cities and international normative frameworks in the areas of human rights, sustainable development, protection of cultural heritage, and climate change. For a full list of speakers, the PDF leaflet of the workshop is available here for download.

For those interested in attending in person, it is necessary to register by sending an email to For those joining online, the event will be live-streamed here (on 29 November) and here (on 30 November).