International courts and tribunals have, without question, with their case-law, contributed to the development of international law. This contribution can be assessed in terms of methodology of internal law, the development of procedural rules, the impact of specialized courts in specialized fields of international law (such as the Law of the Sea or Investment Law) or the impact of certain particular recent cases.
The Portuguese branch of the International Law Association will organize in September 2019 a regional conference addressing these issues. The conference will include as speakers well-known judges, members of the United Nations International Law Commission and scholars, several of which from Portuguese-speaking countries and around the world. It will also give young researches the opportunity of presenting their papers. The conference will be hosted by the University of Minho Law School in Braga, in the north of Portugal, and the proceedings will be object of publication in a book.