Dr. Yulia Levashova, Prof. Julien Chaisse and Dr. Ilia Rachkov will be editing a TDM Special Issue on the interaction between international investment law and special economic zones (SEZs).
SEZs and international investment law interact in several different ways. International investment agreements (IIA) are, similarly to SEZs, concluded by states with the goal of attracting foreign investors. IIAs make no distinction between foreign investments and investments made in SEZs. Consequently, foreign investors may initiate investment claims against a host state for mistreatment in an applicable SEZ. In the past, foreign investors have challenged the revocation of fiscal and tax benefits that were provided by a state's authorities under the SEZ's regime. In a number of investment cases, tribunals have also dealt with the issue of attribution by assessing whether a SEZ's authority qualifies as a state organ for the purpose of an applicable IIA.
General issues of interaction between investment law and SEZs that may include:
Timeline and submission guidelines:
Proposals (200 words) and authors' profiles (150-200 words) should be submitted to all three editors no later than 1 October 2019. Please CC email@example.com when submitting your materials. Full papers should be submitted by 30 December 2019. The release of the special issue is planned for the first quarter of 2020. Articles accepted for publication ahead of this schedule can also go through Transnational Dispute Management's (TDM) online advanced publication process, allowing your work to reach its target audience as soon as the paper completes the peer review and editing process. The layout of the articles should conform to TDM's submission guidelines available at www.transnational-dispute-management.com/contribute.asp (more information available upon request).
For more information please see: https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news.asp?key=1771
International law is rooted in communities, influencing and affected by social groups and their socio-cultural features. This fifth workshop on the sociology of international law focuses on various sociological aspects pertaining to international economic law and human rights law, as well as to interrelationships between these two major legal fields.
Contributors will explore diverse interactions between sociological concepts (such as identity, socialization, collective memory, social control or frames) and broad range of legal rules and institutions in these spheres.
For full details about the workshop’s theme and the application processes, please click here
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 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 more information, visit: https://saieln.com
Conference Agenda: SAIELN Conference Agenda.pdf
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (and copied to Dr Peng Wang: email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
Call for papers: SAIELN - CfP - Blue Economy Conference.pdf
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
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.
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.
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.