12th Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics

Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL)


Asian Academy of International Law

Hong Kong SAR

3 – 4 July 2024


We are pleased to announce that the 2024 PEPA/SIEL Conference will be held at the Asian Academy of International Law in Hong Kong SAR on 3 and 4 July 2024. 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 scholars and professionals in the field of international economic law can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment.


Call for Papers

This conference offers graduate students (students enrolled in Masters’ or PhD programmes) and Early Career professionals and academics studying or working in the field of IEL an opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing research. It also provides a welcoming platform where participants can critically discuss and test ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. Every panel will include, on average, three papers. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper, which will then be followed by a general discussion.

We invite submissions on any topic related to IEL, including, but not limited to:

  • Role of Asia in the Development of International Economic Governance
  • Third-World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
  • The Future of the Multilateral Trading System
  • International Economic Law and Sustainable Development;
  • Geoeconomics, Geopolitics and the International Economic Order
  • Economic Security, Sanctions, and Foreign Investment Screening
  • Commercial, Trade, and Investment Dispute Resolution
  • International Economic Law and History, Politics, and Philosophy



How and when to submit

Please submit your abstract (no more than 400 words) and short bio (no more than 300 words) by 11:59 p.m. GMT on 3 June 2024 at info@aail.org.

Decisions about selected abstracts will be notified by 10 June 2024.

Authors of selected abstracts are expected to submit a working paper (4000-5000 words) by 11:59 pm GMT on 30 June 2024.

This conference will take place over two days in person and online at the Asian Academy of International Law. Papers to be presented during the conference will be made available to panellists and discussants prior to the conference to facilitate engagement with presentations. The attending audience will also have access to the abstracts in due course.

General practical information about participating and attending the Conference

The deadline for registration is 30 June 2024. Participants should register online on the SIEL website. The registration fee is GBP 50. The registration fee will be waived for participants who are members of the SIEL and/or the AAIL. Information regarding SIEL/AAIL memberships is available on the SIEL/AAIL websites. The registration fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunch on both days.

A scholarship will be available for applicants facing financial hardship. Applicants must add a short statement of no more than 400 words to their conference submission stating the reason for their request.

Please get in touch with info@aail.org for further information.


Conference Co-Chairs: Mr Adrian Lai JP, Dr Dini Sejko, Prof Ilaria Espa, and Prof Suresh Nanwani


You can download this a pdf version of this call for papers here.