Author Archives: Andreas R. Ziegler

Happy to be a member of the board and the editor of the first volume in the new series “International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy” (University of Lausanne, BRILL)

Happy to be a member of the board and the editor of the first volume in the new series “International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy” (University of Lausanne, BRILL)

The first volume of the new series, co-edited in particular by Professor Andreas Ziegler and lawyers specialising in mining law and international arbitration, will focus on the issues discussed at the first LL.M. International Business Law/CEDIDAC International Conference “Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries” to be held on 19 February 2021. The opening of the series took place on 16 September on the shores of Lake Geneva in the presence of some members of the editorial committee and the organisers of a future LL.M./CEDIDAC Conference planned in collaboration with the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Connection Science and the AI Transparency Institute.

The series aims to encourage and promote international cooperation among the professors of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne and to offer an opportunity to doctoral students, particularly from Lausanne, to publish theses in English on topics related to the series’ theme. The publishing house, whose reputation in the field of international law is well established, said it was “impressed” by the project initiated by Dr. Shaheeza Lalani, in charge of the project at CEDIDAC and of the LL.M. Programme. In addition to the above-mentioned persons, the editorial board includes Professors Francesco Maiani, Vincent Martenet and Andreas R. Ziegler from the Eva Lein School of Law, as well as Professor Thomas Cottier from the World Trade Institute.

Thank you to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a tireless and resolute champion of justice and role model whom I had the honour to meet in Washington DC in 1995 at Georgetown Law School!

Thank you to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a tireless and resolute champion of justice and role model whom I had the honour to meet in Washington DC in 1995 at Georgetown Law School!

Amerikaanse rechter Ruth Bader Ginsburg (86) in het ziekenhuis | De Morgen

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87 at her home in Washington, DC, suffering from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and served more than 27 years on the bench.

Justice Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, and many recognize her as an ardent defender of women’s rights.

While on the bench, Justice Ginsburg famously wrote the majority opinion in US v. Virginia, striking down Virginia Military Institute’s male-only admissions policy as violating the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. She described the policy as invalid, “a law or official policy denies to women, simply because they are women, equal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in, and contribute to society, based upon what they can do.”

Further, Justice Ginsburg was known for delivering powerful dissents. Most notoriously authoring dissents in Ledbetter v. Goodyear, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Bush v. Gore and Shelby County v. Holder.

Chief Justice John Roberts responded to Justice Ginsburg’s passing:

Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.

With forty-seven days until the presidential election and oral arguments set to resume in October, a political battle is likely to ensue.

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Andreas R Ziegler: Don’t Let International Law Become an Exotic Field Irrelevant for Lawyers…Seven Demands

Andreas R ZieglerDon’t Let International Law Become an Exotic Field Irrelevant for Lawyers…Seven Demands

 Globalization and the current state of society demand a better understanding of the international aspects of problems and legal solutions available. Climate change, migration, poverty, terrorism, pandemics (like COVID-19) etc. require international cooperation, or at least a good understanding to what extent domestic solutions are affected by those taken in other countries. The recent mess created by nationalistic and protectionist measures showed too often the lack of knowledge regarding available mechanisms and coordination. This has weakened the relevance of the already challenged treaties and institutions (as core elements of international law) even more. This is not only true during the current crisis of multilateralism.

Read my contribution to the Symposium: Teaching and Researching International Law – Global Perspectives organized by Afronomicslaw

Andreas R ZieglerDon’t Let International Law Become an Exotic Field Irrelevant for Lawyers…Seven Demands

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Congratulations to my Master Student at UNIL Carlotta Manz for being awarded the 2020 Reinhard & Raja Klarmann Foundation Award for the best thesis in the field of international and multicultural business law!

Congratulations to my Master Student Carlotta Manz for being awarded the 2020 Reinhard & Raja Klarmann Foundation Award for the best thesis in the field of international and multicultural business law!

Every two years, we do support and motive master program law students at the University of Lausanne with the Reinhard & Raja Klarmann Foundation – Award for the best thesis in the field of international and multicultural business law.

Carlotta Manz wrote a Master’s thesis in International Economic Law under the supervision of Professor Andreas Ziegler (Faculty of Law, University of Lausanne) and she was extremely honored to be awarded the Reinhard & Raja Klarmann Award. Her research discusses the compatibility of the measures adopted by the United States in 2018 aiming to increase the tariffs on a range of imported aluminum and steel products with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the light of the tensions that marked the relations between the United States and many of its trading partner and the numerous requests for consultations at the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO, the thesis analyses in particular if the measures in question could be justified in application of the security clause provided by Article XXI(b) GATT 1994.

Lausanne University - 15 September 2020
Lausanne University –                      15 September 2020

Read the thesis for free here: https://serval.unil.ch/en/notice/serval:BIB_CC2AE0AAF359

This shows how important they are: Student exchange programmes badly hit by Covid-19……even if some Swiss politicians want to get rid of them (at least with our neighbours)

This shows how important they are: Student exchange programmes badly hit by Covid-19……even if some Swiss politicians want to get rid of them (at least with our neighbours)

Students in Madrid

Read: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/student-exchange-programmes-badly-hit-by-covid-19/46031620?linkType=guid&utm_campaign=swi-rss&utm_source=multiple&utm_medium=rss&utm_content=o

Reminder: Public Lecture: Andreas Ziegler, “Today’s big challenges of International Economic Law: the case of Switzerland”, Thursday 17 September 2020 (15h15 – 16h45 CET), Lausanne and streaming on ZOOM

Reminder: Public Lecture: Andreas Ziegler, “Today’s big challenges of International Economic Law: the case of Switzerland”, Thursday 17 September 2020 (15h15 – 16h45 CET), Lausanne

Worried about the lack of progress in the negotiations with Mercosur and the EU….or the state of the WTO and the development in investment arbitration…than join us to discuss the way forwards.

https://agenda.unil.ch/display/1595529464522

The presentation can be followed life on Zoom:


Link: https://unil.zoom.us/j/95199448074
Meeting ID : 951 9944 8074

Please register to obtain the password.

The Centre of Comparative, European and International Law (CDCEI) at the University of Lausanne is happy to welcome Mrs Nguyen Thi Lan Huong from its academic partner Ho Chi Minh City University of Law in Vietnam as a visiting researcher

The Centre of Comparative, European and International Law (CDCEI) at the University of Lausanne is happy to welcome Mrs Nguyen Thi Lan Huong from its academic partner Ho Chi Minh City University of Law in Vietnam as a visiting researcher

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Lan Huong is the Deputy Head of Department of International Trade Law, International Law Faculty, Ho chi Minh city University of Law (HCMUL). She received a Master’s degree in law from Nagoya University, Japan in 2012 within the framework of  human resources development scholarship funded by the Japanese government. She is currently a PhD Candidate at UNIL. Her dissertation relates to international investment law and sustainable development.

Huong teaches and researches in the area of international trade law, international sales contract, WTO law, international investment law with a particular focus on the balance between trade and environment. Huong’s most recent books is “Investor-State dispute settlement: legal issues and practice in the context of intergartion”, 2018 (Co-editor and Co-author). She is a co-author of several chapters in the Text book on International Trade Law Part I and Part II, HCMUL. She is also a co-author of the book “Understanding WTO Law through a number of cases on subsidies” (Editor: Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Duong).

Find out more about visiting scholars at our centre: https://www.unil.ch/dip/en/home/menuinst/recherche/andreas-r-ziegler/visiting-fellows.html

Deutsche «FAZ» zieht über oberste Schweizer Richter her – Zustände «wie in einer Bananenrepublik» — Weder hätten Regierung noch Parlament ein Interesse daran, das einer Demokratie unwürdige Systemversagen der Schweizer Justiz zu bekämpfen

Deutsche «FAZ» zieht über oberste Schweizer Richter her – Zustände «wie in einer Bananenrepublik» Der mutmassliche Justizskandal um Treffen zwischen Bundesanwalt Lauber und Fifa-Präsident Infantino sei nur die Spitze des Eisbergs. Im Ausland blickt man erstaunt auf Schweizer «Verhältnisse wie in einer Bananenrepublik». Justizversagen sei politisch gewollt. https://www.blick.ch/politik/angesehene-faz-zieht-ueber-oberste-schweizer-richter-her-zustaende-wie-in-einer-bananenrepublik-id16055272.html

Deutsche «FAZ» zieht über oberste Schweizer Richter her – Zustände «wie in einer Bananenrepublik» — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

“At present, experts from the humanities and the social and political sciences are missing in action, as are legal experts.” – Feature: Lessons from the pandemic, Article by Caspar Hirschi

“At present, experts from the humanities and the social and political sciences are missing in action, as are legal experts.” – Feature: Lessons from the pandemic, Article by Caspar Hirschi

Sven Titz, 03/09/2020

Read: https://www.horizons-mag.ch/2020/09/03/we-are-giving-a-false-impression-of-science-if-we-only-demonstrate-consensus-to-the-outside-world/

Switzerland (and probably elsewhere): In the media circus surrounding the pandemic, it’s the loudest researchers who have been heard the most – not necessarily for the common good – this is a must read!

Switzerland (and probably elsewhere): In the media circus surrounding the pandemic, it’s the loudest researchers who have been heard the most – not necessarily for the common good – this is a must read!

Feature: Lessons from the pandemic: Sudden omnipresence

In the media circus surrounding the pandemic, it’s the loudest researchers who have been heard the most. The experienced science journalist Alexandra Bröhm here explains why it’s important that we should also listen to quieter voices in future, and why the state of scientific knowledge should be communicated with greater candour.Alexandra Bröhm, 03/09/2020