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
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.
The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore is looking for post-doc candidates for a new two-year position focusing on international economic law, commencing in Academic Year 2019/20. The full announcement is here.
LEGINVEST and PluriCourts, in collaboration with Monash University and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, are organizing an international symposium on the legitimacy and increasingly important role for international investment law and arbitration in the protection of international human rights.
The symposium will take place in Oslo, Norway on the campus of the University of Oslo on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5, 2019.
The Call for Papers is available here.
Further details could be accessed here.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Professor Ching-Fu Lin (email@example.com) at NTHU.
The AfIELN (African IEL Network) is delighted to share its January newsletter, available here.
Further information about the African IEL Network could be found here.
Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) will hold the 13th Academy this Winter, from February 11-15, 2019. The Global Trade Academy is a pillar of IIEL's Executive Education program with over a decade of experience in training government, NGO, international organization and private sector leaders the world over. The 2018-2019 iteration of the Academy examines the legal foundations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its agreements, with a deep dive into the most cutting-edge global trade issues of the day.
IIEL Executive Education program faculty ask the tough questions, including:
Who should attend? Diplomats, legal professionals, trade policy officials, members of the international business, IGO and NGO communities, academics, and others – including those from developing countries and transition economies.
Advance registration discounts available only through February 4th.
Global Trade Academy Brochure
Register here for the 2018-2019 Global Trade Academy
Location: Georgetown Law
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The deadline for entering the 2018-2019 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Essay Prize competition is fast approaching, and authors meeting the stated conditions are warmly encouraged to send their submission by 15 February 2019.
This year’s Colloquium focuses on actors in international investment law beyond claimants, respondents, and arbitrators. Potential topics are presented below.
Topic 1. Arbitral Institutions and Appointing Authorities
Topic 2. Counsel
Topic 3. Third-Party Funding
Topic 4. Public Participation
Topic 5. Scrutiny by Public Institutions
Topic 6. National Governments and Treaty Negotiators
Topic 7. Investment Promotion Agencies and Political Risk Insurance
Topic 8. The European Union
Topic 9. International Organisations (Excluding the EU)
Topic 10. Academics
Topic 11. National Courts
Topic 12: The Investor’s Home State
Topic 13: Other Investors (Beyond the Claimant Investor)
Topic 14: Other Tribunals (Including influence of existing case law)
Only one abstract will be considered per author. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words and must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call for papers is available here.
The event takes place from 07 March 2019 to 08 March 2019, with a pre-conference get-together on 06 March 2019 in Gothenburg/Sweden.
In light of the European regulation on investment screening just voted on in the Council, the conference could hardly be more timely.
The conference in a nutshell: "Daimler, the harbour terminal in Zeebrugge, or Saxo Bank are only three recent examples of controversially discussed company takeovers in Europe. The “elephant in the room” is China and its “Belt and Road Initiative”. The political will in Europe is growing to more actively control investments flowing into the EU. The current regulatory initiatives raise several fundamental, constitutional and regulatory issues. Surprisingly, they have not been addressed in any depth so far. The international conference shall take stock of the current rather fragmented regulatory approaches and produce the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening”. The research conference is addressed to participants from academia as well as to representatives from government, business, and civil society.”
More information – also on the excellent line-up of speakers from business, legal practice, government, and academia – is available here. The event's flyer is here.