Trade & Economic Law

Call for Papers Call for Papers - Netherlands Yearbook of International Law: The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) invites contributions for its next volume (Vol. 52) on “A Greener International Law: International Legal Responses to the Global Environmental Crisis”. We are interested in: i) conceptual papers about what it means to translate environmental concerns into other legal vocabularies, such as...

Call for Papers Call for Submission - Trade, Law, and Development: The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Special Issue of the Journal (Vol. XIV, No. 1) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’, focusing on the theme “Looking Ahead: Addressing the Challenges Faced by the International Trade Regime”. Manuscripts...

Events Chile Eboe-Osuji on Immunity Before the ICC: Please join us for the third annual International Law and Global Justice Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario. Former President of the International Criminal Court, Chile Eboe-Osuji, will present ‘Immunity before International Courts: How There Never Was’ via Zoom webinar on November 9th from 12:30–2:00 pm. Dr. Eboe-Osuji will discuss the debate around whether heads of...

Events Interdisciplinary Series of Public Lectures on 'Decolonising Law': The University College of London (UCL) is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary series of public lectures on topics concerned with the relationships between law, race, imperialism, colonialism, anti-imperialism, and de-/anti-/post-colonialism. These lectures will take place online on Zoom, at a time chosen to maximise the possibility of live attendance globally.  Each session...

[Naimeh Masumy is a research fellow at the Swiss International Law School and a dispute resolution expert specialized in energy and investment disputes.] A famous Persian proverb states, “This person resembles someone who has lost his horse and yet, is looking for its horseshoes”. This sentiment aptly describes the current reform efforts being undertaken by UNCITRAL Working Group III (“WGIII”) to address the ‘legitimacy crisis’...

Alicia Nicholls Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS) joined with other United Nations (UN) members to sign on to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. These 17 goals and their 169 targets form the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed in 2015, covering areas as diverse as no poverty, zero hunger, gender equality, climate action, peace justice and strong...

Gerardo Centeno García Mexico’s 2013 Reforma Energetica (Energy Reform, RE) was a constitutional reform that allowed the participation of private companies (national or foreign) in the Mexican Energy Sector (MES), previously reserved solely for State-owned enterprises (SOEs). This constitutional reform modified articles 25, 27, and 28 of the Mexican Constitution (CPEUM), entering into force on December 20, 2013. To help the...

Nicolás M. Perrone & Leonardo E. Stanley The 1990s witnessed a surge in economic and legal reforms that prioritised markets over government in allocating economic resources, installing a new institutional ruling. For neoliberals, open economies and free markets forces would bring laggards towards convergence. Rational agents' investment decisions might place countries into a stable, long-run growth path. In the field of...

[Avani Laad is a penultimate year law student at Symbiosis Law School Pune, India, and represented her college in the 19th John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition 2021] Introduction In the wake of the world’s response to Covid-19, an emergence of the phenomenon of vaccine nationalism has taken place. Vaccine nationalism refers to the prioritization of a State’s own domestic needs for vaccine supply, at the expense of other...

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[Harsh Mahaseth is an Assistant Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, and a Research Analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University and Natalie Wong is currently a final year law student at Durham University in the United Kingdom. She is an editor of the Durham University Asian Law Journal,...

[Alessandro Marinaro is an incoming second-year Master candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, currently working as a research and evaluation intern at the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System.] Introduction The range of unique regulatory challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy and the presence of multinational tech giants needs to be addressed with global normative solutions....