• 01 Sep 2018 6:30 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 17-18, 2019 at Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The theme of the Research Forum is “International Law and Emerging Powers: New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific.”

    Paper proposals must be submitted to ila@nccu.edu.tw by December 10, 2018. Selected papers will be published in the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs. The call for paper is available at the Research Forum website: http://csil.org.tw/2019-Research-Forum/


  • 30 Aug 2018 6:30 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    The Macau Journal of Brazilian Studies invites submissions for a special issue on Chinese Economic Approaches to Brazil and Latin America to be published in 2019. The issue will be edited by guest editors Professors Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo) and Fabio Morosini (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre).

    Further information is available here

  • 29 Aug 2018 11:26 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    On 4-5 October 2018, the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva is hosting a conference entitled 'Evolutionary interpretation in different international legal systems', featuring many distinguished guests.

    Evolutionary interpretation is an intriguing and fundamental concept in international law. It allows for the interpretation of treaty provisions by taking into account, emerging factual and legal situations, changes in international law, new social considerations, technological improvements or environmental concerns that did not exist at the time of the conclusion of the treaty. Whether this evolutionary reading of terms occurs by virtue of the generic nature of the terms in the treaty, the contemporary meaning of such terms, the object and purpose of the treaty or the immediate or remote context of the treaty, evolutionary interpretation allows the terms of a treaty to adapt to the passage of time.


    This conference aims to facilitate thematic discussions on the topic of evolutionary interpretation. These discussions will allow for a broader understanding of the approaches to evolutionary interpretation in various areas of international law, as well as a comparison of these approaches. In what ways do the various approaches to the evolutionary interpretation differ, and what are the limitations of evolutionary interpretation as applied in each area of international law?


    The programme for this conference can be found here: 

    Further information can be found on the conference’s website: 
    https://www.unige.ch/droit/evolutionary-interpretation/. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register for the conference or to ask any questions, please send an email before September 25th to clement.marquet@unige.ch

  • 29 Aug 2018 6:39 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Investment Forums and the UNCTAD Academic Conference would like to invite scholars of international business, economics, law and other relevant fields for a day-long multi-disciplinary academic conference in Geneva. 

    As part of the next WIF, which will take place in Geneva in October 2018, SIEL is helping UNCTAD in putting together a conference (Friday 26th October) aimed at producing a "Future Investment Research Agenda" and to identify a list of opportunities for collaboration between researchers and UNCTAD Investment Division. The conference will be interdisciplinary and should focus on key themes that are expected to shape the international business and development landscape in the coming years. Further information is available here

  • 01 Aug 2018 1:32 PM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenured/Tenure-track position as a Queen’s National Scholar in the areas of International Economic Law at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin July 1, 2019. 

    Further details here.

  • 25 Jul 2018 10:10 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    The Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza is hosting, in the context of the Investment Law Initiative, a Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & Competition Law’, which will take place on 27 & 28 September 2018, in Zaragoza, Spain. 

    The program is available here. To register please click here.

  • 20 Jul 2018 2:00 PM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    An international colloquium on Restoring Trust in Trade in honour of Peter Van den Bossche will be held at Maastricht University on 17 December 2018. You are warmly invited to attend.

    This colloquium focuses on a key challenge facing the international trading system, namely the rapidly eroding trust in trade liberalisation and economic integration. It aims to generate informed debate on how to restore trust in the liberalised trade regime, which is essential to halt the spread of economic nationalism and prevent beggar-thy-neighbour policies. The Colloquium uniquely presents the insights of renowned experts from the WTO Secretariat, the WTO Appellate Body, the European Commission, and academia, as well as challenging ‘young voices’, in presenting a critical look at what has gone wrong with the international trade regime and how it can be addressed.

    In doing so, this Colloquium aims to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution Professor Peter Van den Bossche has made to the field of international trade law during his 25 years as a member of the Law Faculty of Maastricht University, and in particular to the development of a ‘trust-worthy’ rules-based multilateral trading system, as an academic, legal advisor and adjudicator in the highest judicial organ of the World Trade Organization. For more information, the programme and the link for registration, please visit: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/international-colloquium-restoring-trust-trade

    The organisers are also putting together a Tabula Gratulatoria (an extended list of current/former colleagues and friends who send their best wishes to Peter) to hand over to Peter at this event. Those who would like their names to be included in this Tabula, are invited to inform the organisers by email to denise.prevost@maastrichtuniversity.nl by 15 September 2018.

  • 23 Jun 2018 12:17 PM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo Law School (FGV DIREITO SP) is pleased to announce the selection process of the research grants program for PhD Students and Post--PhD in Law. The Global Fellowship Program aims to attract young academic talents interested in advancing their scholarship in Brazil. These young professional talents will have the opportunity to develop their academic research and to contribute to FGV DIREITO SP internationalization process. The program offers economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world willing to do research in Brazil. Furher information is available here.

  • 13 Jun 2018 7:13 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    At SIEL 2018, junior academics and practitioners are offered the opportunity to register for two one-to-one talks with a senior mentor in the field of international economic law, to discuss career development, publishing, training, etc. and to share 'wise advice' more broadly.

    The PEPA/SIEL Speed Mentoring meeting will take place on Saturday 14 July at 09:15 - 10:15 in Room NT07, Terrace Level Warren. Participation is free and breakfast will be served!

    Here you will find a list of the available senior mentors and their brief bio. 

    If you are interested, please email Freya Baetens at freya.baetens@jus.uio.no  by 8 July 2018, ranking your four preferred choices.

    By 12 July, you will receive an email with the times and names of your assigned senior mentors. Every effort will be made to ensure you can talk with your ‘top two’ choices but please be aware that the more senior someone is, the more ‘oversubscribed’ they risk to be.

  • 15 May 2018 11:08 AM | Maria Laura Marceddu (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Nneamaka Vanni on winning the inaugural SIEL-Hart Prize for her thesis entitled ‘Narratives and Counter-Narratives in Pharmaceutical Patent Law Making: Experiences from 3 Developing Countries’ that was defended at Warwick University in 2017!

    The winning thesis will be published within the Hart series Studies in International Trade and Investment Law.