Call for Papers – Colloquium over internormativiteit

by admin on februari 29, 2016

Op 6 en 7 oktober 2016 organiseer het Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy (ULB) en the International Association of Legal Methodology (AIMJ) een colloquium over internormativiteit. Het colloquium wordt gehouden aan de Vije Universiteit van Brussel.

From the observation that standardization and management mechanisms are intended to compete, complement, and sometimes replace conventional legal mechanisms, this conference recognizes – and attempts to highlight – the fact that this concept of  internormativity has not yet received the full attention it merits from the legal world.

In order to conduct the richest analysis possible, internormativity is understood in the broadest of terms. In other words, internormativity is understood as, encompassing all manners in which different types of norms interact, on the levels of both development and application, by the institutions creating them and the actors promoting them. This conference shall focus in particular on the interactions between legal norms and other forms of normativity.
This conference intends to present recent work, both theoretical and/or practical, on the theme of internormativity, and intends to facilitate a collective dialogue among researchers in order to identify new avenues for research on the evolution of law and normativity in our contemporary societies.
In this context, this conference is open to contributions (in English or in French) from all disciplines that study the internormativity process (empirically or theoretically) and analyze the mechanisms upon which they rely, the practices they
generate or upon which they are based, and the results they produce.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of subjects of study and their interactions
with legal norms, procedures, and institutions, which may be cited:
• ISO standards, and in particular the case of the ISO 26000 standard in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR);
• International Accounting Standards (IFRS) and the establishment of a global accounting standard;
• Managerial standards implemented in the new public management, especially in the new management of justice;
• Norms intended to establish legal indicators in the areas of social law, human rights law, and business law;
• The normative role of credit rating agencies, and in particular the case of sovereign debt ratings;
• The normative role of university rankings;
• European technical standards and the “new approach” for the European single market;
• ICANN norms on the Internet;
• Norms establishing labels and other indicators for sustainable
development and environmental protection;
• Legal mechanisms using technological tools such as algorithms, artificial
intelligence, and big data;
• …

Contributions wishing to address the question of internormativity from the point of view of its validity or legitimacy are also welcome. Indeed, in view of their development and application “outside of the law” and often “outside of the democratic framework,” normative mechanisms are often not subject to the rule of law.

Call for Papers
Geïnteresseerden zijn uitgenodigd om een abstract in te zenden (maximaal 500 woorden) naar  Josephine Woronoff ( voor 30 april 2016. Kandidaten worden zo snel mogelijk geïnformeerd over de selectie.

Indien de abstract is geselecteerd, worden de auteurs gevraagd om een meer uitgewerkte abstract (maximaal 3000 woorden) in te zenden voor 30 juni 2016 en een eerste versie van hun paper voor 15 september 2016. De bijdragen die gepubliceerd worden in de Bruylant collection “Penser le droit” moeten de definitieve versie insturen voor 15 december 2016.

Voor jonge onderzoekers is er een beurs beschikbaar.

Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Josephine Woronoff (

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