11th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) – University of Birmingham, 8-10 June 2022


We are pleased to announce that the 2022 PEPA/SIEL Conference will be held at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham in hybrid form on Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th June 2022. SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in international economic law. PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities, including organising conferences at which emerging academics and professionals in the field of international economic law can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment. We are also pleased to announce that this year’s conference will also launch the 1st edition of the Baetens-Caiado Prize. Further details will be announced in due course.


How and when to submit
Please submit your paper abstract (no more than 400 words) including a short bio (no more than 300 words) here by 11:59 pm GMT on 15 March 2022.

Decisions about selected abstracts will be notified by 25 March 2022. Authors of selected abstracts are expected to submit a working paper (4000-5000 words) to pepasiel2022@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 11:59 pm GMT on 15 May 2022.


General practical information about participating and attending the Conference
The deadline for registration is 25 May 2022. Registration has to be done online at the SIEL website. Registration costs £60 for non-SIEL Members, and £40 for SIEL Members. The registration fee for non-SIEL Members includes a one-year SIEL Membership fee. SIEL Membership details may be found at the SIEL website. The registration fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch on both days.

Subject to space availability, registration of participants not presenting a paper will be accepted. The regular fee will be applied. Please contact pepasiel2022@contacts.bham.ac.uk for further information.


Conference Co-Chairs:
Mariela de Amstalden, Henok Asmelash, Freya Baetens, Ilaria Espa and Suresh Nanwani

The detailed Call for Papers found below can be downloaded here.


Conference Programme:
The conference programme has now been finalised, can be found below and be dowloaded here.

2022 PEPA_SIEL_BLS_draft conference programme