Invitation "In the Spirit of Isidro Fabela: Mexican and Austrian Approaches to the Challenges of International Law"


Symposium under the auspices of the Former Federal President of the Republic of Austria Prof. Dr. Heinz Fischer.

Isidro Fabela (29.06.1882 - 12.08.1964) was a Mexican lawyer, politican, diplomat, writer and judge at the International Court of Justice, who on March 18, 1938 presented to the General Secretary of the League of Nations Mexico´s note of protest against the "Anschluss" od Austria by Nazi Germany.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Dachgeschoß, Juridicum
Schottenbastei 10-16,1010 Wien  

13.30-13:45 Meet & Greet   

13:45-14:00 Welcoming Speeches   
Professor Paul Oberhammer, Dean of the University of Vienna Law School                                     
Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, Ambassador of Mexico in Austria 
Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria   

Chair: Professor Oliver Rathkolb  University of Vienna  

"A Swallow in Winter: the Mexican Protest in 1938"
Professor Gerhard Hafner    

"Austria and Mexico: Substantive Reasons for an International Law Partnership"
Ambassador Alberto Székely  

"The Austrian Exile in Mexico 1938 - 1945: a Testimony of International  Friendship - A Safe Asylum and Unlimited Possibilities for Active Participation in Society, Science and Culture"
Dr. Christian Kloyber  

"Interamerican Standards on Migration, Asylum and Refugee Law"
Ambassador Joel Hernández  


16:00-16:30 Coffee break  


Chair: Dr. Konrad G. Bühler
Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs  

"Challenges to International Investment Protection: Austria's and Mexico's  Investment Treaties" Professor Ursula Kriebaum  

"Treaty Law and the Protection of Cultural Property: Recent Developments"
Ambassador Santiago Oñate  

"Just War, Unjust Weapons? Moral and Legal Arguments on Warfare  Technologies in the Modern Age"
Professor Miloš Vec  

"The Law and Practice of the Provisional Application of Treaties:  Trends and Challenges" Ambassador Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo    


18:30-20:30 Reception