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  • 07 Jun 2019 7:57 AM | Chris Tassis (Administrator)

    An International High-level Conference on “Multilateral Reform of Investor-State Dispute Resolution: A Dialogue between Different Approaches” will be held in Xi’an City, P. R. China, on 15-16 September 2019. 

    Key Topics of Discussion for Parallel Sessions

    The participants are welcome to submit papers on the reform of ISDS system, including but not limited to the following topics: 

    1. The theoretical foundations of ISDS Reform;
    2. ISDS reform under UNCITRAL; 
    3. The Rules Amendment of the ICSID; 
    4. The Modernization of Energy Charter Treaty; 
    5. The European Approach to ISDS Reform: The Multilateral Permanent Tribunal; 
    6. The American Approach to ISDS Reform: USMCA;
    7. The Asian Pacific Approach to ISDS Reform: CPTPP, RCEP and the Belt and Road Initiative; 
    8. China’s Role in ISDS Reform. 

    Application and Deadline for Submissions

    Proposals around 800 words and a CV (including your affiliation, main publications and contact information) should be submitted by email to sriicl@mail.xjtu.edu.cn (and copied to Dr Peng Wang: wangpeng6165@126.com) by 20 June 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by email before 30 June 2019.

    For those proposals accepted, completed manuscript of 8000-10000 words (footnotes included) are to be submitted by 30 August 2019. Selected papers will be published in an edited collection by a reputed international publisher.

    More information and call for papers: Multilateral Reform of Investor-State Dispute Resolution - China - CfP.pdf

  • 05 Jun 2019 6:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AfIELN (African IEL Network) is delighted to share its June newsletter, available here.

    Further information about the African IEL Network could be found here.


  • 15 May 2019 3:16 AM | Chris Tassis (Administrator)

    The objective of SAIELN is to encourage and support the development of international economic law (IEL) in the South Asia region in cooperation with global partners. The network is a freestanding body associated with the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and other IEL groups.

    The Second Biennial Conference will address the Law of the Blue Economy from an International and South Asian perspective. We are therefore seeking proposals for papers, panels and posters for the two-day SAIELN conference.

    The concept of Blue Economy is premised on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this concept is based on protection and the restoration of the ocean base, which provides livelihood and food to many in the world and sustainability of economic activities.

    For the purposes of this conference, South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

    The deadline for abstract submission is 27 May 2019.

    For more information, visit: https://saieln.com

    Call for papers: SAIELN - CfP - Blue Economy Conference.pdf

  • 04 May 2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Catherine Gascoigne on winning the 2018-2019 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for her essay entitled The Role of Non-Attribution in Determining the Use of Trade Remedies

  • 24 Apr 2019 12:03 PM | Shin-yi Peng (Administrator)

    The Annual G2 Conference on WTO Law, jointly organized by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva (G2), will be held on 7th-8th June 2019 in Geneva. The conference program includes a Keynote Address and five Sessions:

    Session 1. Panel: Geopolitics & National Security in Global Economic Regulation

    Session 2. Panel: Trade Remedies When Markets Are “Distorted”: Non-Market Economy Status and Alternative Approaches

    Session 3. Panel: New Trends in Global Economic Regulation: In Search of Rule-Hegemony? From The New Financial and Digital Extraterritoriality to Regulatory Supervision and Recognition Agreements

    Session 4. Roundtable: Update and Assessment of Negotiations, Explorations and Reform Discussions in the WTO

    Session 5. Roundtable on “Trade-Wars”: Causes, Consequences & How To Respond?

    Registration is now open! The program is available here. Further information is available here.


  • 03 Apr 2019 5:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institute for International Trade (University of Adelaide) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Researcher in international trade policy to conduct applied and policy research and teaching.

    Applicants should have demonstrated understanding of regional and global developments in trade and investments, with particular reference to a combination of the Indo-Pacific region, Australia, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the underlying economic drivers of trade integration. You must have the enthusiasm and drive to conduct high quality research and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and co-operatively across multiple projects. In addition, you should have excellent communication skills (academic writing in particular), and will be required to supervise and mentor junior researchers.

    Further information is available here.


  • 10 Mar 2019 10:02 AM | Shin-yi Peng (Administrator)

    The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) will be held by the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taipei from 26 to 27 October 2019.

    This Conference is themed as “International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law”. We invite scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to examine and evaluate together how international economic law does, should, or can evolve to address various dynamic governance challenges in a data-driven economy.

    **Both theme and non-theme proposals are welcome!

    The deadline for abstract submission is by 31 March 2019.

    The call for paper is available here.

    Please direct any questions to Professor Shin-yi Peng (sypeng@mx.nthu.edu.tw) or Associate Professor Ching-Fu Lin (chingfulin@mx.nthu.edu.tw) at NTHU.


  • 06 Mar 2019 6:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Centre of European Law of King's College London, in collaboration with the International Research Centre on European Law of the University of Bologna and IODE - Institut de l'Ouest: Droit et Europe of the University of Rennes 1, is hosting the III LAwTTIP Joint Conference, to be held in London on 21-22 March 2019.

    The program is available here.

    The Conference on "EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges" will focus on the dialogue among international and regional institutions as a tool to overcome fragmentation and implement the rule of law in the international economic relations of the EUAmong others, the President of the ECJ, the Secretary-General of the PCA and representatives of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the European Commission and the European Council will participate as speakers. 

    The conference will close on 22 March with a short intra-EU moot (question below on this page). The idea is to give a practical twist to the conference, allowing attendees to get a flavour of the difficulties investment tribunals are facing when dealing with intra-EU issues.

    All welcome RSVP at this link


  • 15 Feb 2019 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law is organising a workshop on the occasion of the 15th ESIL Annual Conference, 12-14 September, Athens.

    The topic is ‘Challenges to the Governance of the Global Economy: Dispute Settlement in the WTO and in International Investment Law.’

    CALL FOR PAPERS. 

    Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2019


  • 25 Jan 2019 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law has just written out a fixed-term (7 months) position for a German or Austrian lawyer. 

    It is a position suitable for a doctoral or post-doc person who has a German or Austrian legal education.

    Further details are available here.

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