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: https://www.unige.ch/droit/evolutionary-interpretation/programme/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com by 15 September 2018.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, the Canadian Council on International Law, and The Centre for International Governance Innovation, together with McGill University Faculty Of Law are organizing a Joint North American Conference on International Economic Law that incorporates the 2018 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial. It will be held at McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 21-22, 2018.
The conference theme is "Managing International Economic (Dis)Integration: Challenges and Opportunities." We invite unpublished paper and panel proposals relating to the conference theme, but will also consider submissions on other topics in international economic law. Paper proposals are to comprise abstracts of no more than 500 words, whereas panel proposals should not exceed 1,500 words. Proposals should be sent to email@example.com, and the submission deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.
The complete call for papers is available here.
Congratulations to Rafael Lima Sakr (LSE) on winning the 2017-2018 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for his essay entitled 'Beyond History and Boundaries: Rethinking the Past in the Present of International Economic Law'