More than ever before, questions of movement, displacement and belonging, equality and inequality, borders and otherness have become hot-button issues worldwide. Public law–whether domestic, European or international–structures practices of inclusion and exclusion, borders and boundaries, and line-drawing in a variety of ways. The analysis and assessment of how that happens, for what purposes and with what effects, was the focus of the 2016 ICON∙S Conference on “Borders, Otherness and Public Law”. Our 2016 Annual Conference was held in Berlin, at Humboldt University, on June 17-19, 2016.
The Conference Organizing Committee Members were Richard Albert, Lorenzo Casini, Sabino Cassese, Moshe Cohen-Eliya, Gráinne De Búrca, Rosalind Dixon, Ran Hirschl, Mattias Kumm, Matthias Ruffert, Hélène Ruiz Fabri, and Joseph H.H. Weiler.