Author Archives: Andreas R. Ziegler

Symposium: Teaching and Researching International Law – Global Perspectives

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International Law in Switzerland - Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Symposium: Teaching and Researching International Law – Global Perspectives

Afronomics LAW

The NUS Centre for International Law recently released its report on ‘Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia’ (TRILA) on the back of its inaugural conference in 2018. The TRILA Report presents a comprehensive empirical survey of the state of international law teaching and research in Asia. While the Report is focused on Asia, it is intended to contribute to the growing global discussion on teaching and researching international law around the world.

For European and Swiss readers particularly relevant: Andreas R Ziegler: Don’t Let International Law Become an Exotic Field Irrelevant for Lawyers…Seven Demands

Read: https://www.afronomicslaw.org/2020/09/13/symposium-teaching-and-researching-international-law-global-perspectives/#

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Reminder: OPEN CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – EYIEL 2021: “The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law” (Deadline: 15 November 2020)

Reminder: OPEN CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – EYIEL 2021: “The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law” (Deadline: 15 November 2020)

The editors of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law (EYIEL) welcome abstracts from scholars and practitioners at all stages of their career for the focus section of the EYIEL 2021. This year’s focus will be on “The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law” given that new forms of dispute settlement are emerging, whereas others are in deep crisis.


Abstracts may cover any topic relating to dispute settlement in the field of international economic law, though preference is given to topics focusing on the perspective from public international or EU law. We particularly welcome contributions addressing the following aspects:


– WTO Appellate Body Crisis/Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement/WTO
Dispute Settlement Reform Options,
– ISDS Reform/Investment Court System/Multilateral Investment Court,
– ITLOS and UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and their relevance for economic relations,
– Private International Law and Dispute Resolution,
– Online Dispute Resolution,
– Alternative Dispute Resolution,
– or other issues in the field of dispute resolution in a broader context, e.g. on current trade and/or investment agreements (bilateral or regional), international patent or copyright disputes etc.


Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. They should be concise and clearly outline the significance of the proposed contribution. Abstracts may be submitted until 31 October 2020 via e-mail to eyiel@leuphana.de.


Successful applicants will be notified by 15 November 2020 that their proposal has been accepted. They are expected to send in their final contribution by 31 January 2021.
Final submissions will undergo peer review prior to publication. Given that submissions have been developed on the basis of an accepted proposal, that review will focus on the development of the paper’s central argument. Submissions addressing particular regional and institutional developments should be analytical and not descriptive. Due to its character as a yearbook, EYIEL will not publish articles which will lose their
relevance quickly. Submissions should not exceed 12,000 words (including footnotes and references), though preference may be given to shorter submissions. They should include an abstract and a biographical note. Submissions need to be in conformity with the EYIEL style guidelines.


The editors of the EYIEL welcome informal enquiries about any other relevant topic in the field of international and European economic law. In case you have an idea or proposal, please submit your enquiry via e-mail to eyiel@leuphana.de.

See also: https://www.springer.com/series/8165

New CAS in the Regulation of Global Sport in Lausanne…including my lecture on “Sports and Human Rights” – Book to be published soon!

A new university certificate in the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS).

Regulation is an important concept in global sport which encompasses legal as well as social, political and economic dimensions. As the ecosystem of global sport now includes public and private organisations in addition to the traditional international non-profit sport organisations -which are largely based in Switzerland- it becomes more and more necessary toexplore and understand the concept of regulation. Global sport is governed by domestic/national hard laws, which coexist with transnational rules (soft laws) from various sporting bodies (IOC, WADA, CAS, IFs, etc.). To explore the new challenges and opportunities faced by global sport, the University of Lausanne offers a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS), starting in February 2021 (in 3 one-week modules). For information and registration, please refer to the following link: www.unil.ch/idheap/casregs

Research at University of Zurich shows: Unethical Companies attract Unethical Employees with High Salaries

Research at University of Zurich shows: Unethical Companies attract Unethical Employees with High Salaries

There are professional activities that many people find immoral – for example, the marketing of tobacco products. We show that such “immoral” jobs are often better paid than comparable “more moral” jobs, and attract workers who are less concerned about immoral behaviour.

Read (In German only but computer translation works well): https://www.oekonomenstimme.org/artikel/2020/09/arbeitsmaerkte-fuer-unmoralische-jobs/

Congratulations to Dr Dina Chhorn for the publication of an article “Microfinance illusion, poverty and welfare in Cambodia” written while he was a visiting researcher at the University of Lausanne funded by Horizon 2020

Congratulations to Dr Dina Chhorn for the publication of an article “Microfinance illusion, poverty and welfare in Cambodia” written while he was a visiting researcher at the University of Lausanne funded by Horizon 2020

Cambodia - Poverty Garbage Belt

Dr Dina Chhorn just published “Microfinance illusion, poverty and welfare in Cambodia” in the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. The article was written while he was a visiting post-doc researcher in Lausanne in the framework of a joint research project I direct with my colleagues from the Technical University of Tallinn “Institutions for Knowledge Intensive Development” (Horizon 2020 Project).

Knowledge led economies benefit greatly from positive externalities, both economically and socially. The achievement of knowledge driven growth is particularly challenging for emerging market economies. The project seeks to understand micro level incentives and macro level institutional mechanisms to encourage and facilitate knowledge creation and absorption, with particular focus on transition countries in South-East Asia. We seek to study the mechanisms, regulatory incentives and challenges in transferring knowledge into economic value. Moreover, we aim to identify and outline capable regulatory measures to address market frictions and inefficiencies on the path towards a knowledge economy. The project makes use of frontier empirical research methods, including advanced stochastic frontier analysis and dynamic panel data estimation techniques. The conceptual underpinnings of the project are at the intersection of industrial organisation theories, new institutional economics, development economics, and modern concepts in regulatory efficiency and justice. The project will develop lasting excellence oriented cooperation with South-East Asian universities, and contribute to R&D capacity building based on European academic values. Promoting of the project results through intersectoral knowledge transfer will be an important task. We aim to contribute to social innovation through policy suggestions, and to a paradigm shift regarding the role of institutions in transition processes. The project is a joint effort of Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and University of Lausanne (Switzerland) economics and law researchers with transition studies experience from Eastern Europe, and their fellow researchers from the National University of Laos (Laos), Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (Vietnam) and Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia) with thorough insight into the institutional context in their societies.

Join us in Lausanne or online for the Annual Meetings of the Swiss Society of International Law and the International Law Association on 13 November 2020!

Join us in Lausanne or online for the Annual Meetings of the Swiss Society of International Law and the International Law Association on 13 November 2020!

L’avenir du droit international des investissements et la Suisse – Die Zukunft des internationalen Investitionsrechts und die Schweiz Présentations en français, anglais et allemand – Conférence en présentiel (places limitées) et en visioconférence par Zoom Informations : http://www.isdc.ch – Inscription : news.isdc@unil.ch 10:30 Réunion annuelle de la SSDI et de l’ILA (Membres uniquement)Salle von Overbeck, […]

Join us in Lausanne or online for the Annual Meetings of the Swiss Society of International Law and the International Law Association on 13 November 2020! — International Law Association – Swiss Branch (since 1929)

Congratulations to my esteemed colleague Professor Roberto Virzo for his new book “La confisca nell’azione internazionale di contrasto ad attività criminali” in the series ‘Legal Culture and International Flows’ (of whose Scientific Board I have the honor to be a member) !

Congratulations to my esteemed colleague Professor Roberto Virzo for his new book “La confisca nell’azione internazionale di contrasto ad attività criminali” in the series ‘Legal Culture and International Flows’ (of whose Scientific Board I have the honor to be a member) !

The Book Series ‘Legal Culture and International Flows’ mainly originates from
the necessity to give account of the increasing weight that the law of international
trade exercises on the overall structure of the international legal order, as
well as on domestic legal systems and EU law. Due to its peculiar cross-cutting
approach, the Series fills in a gap in the editorial landscape by focusing on
two main areas of interest. On the one hand, it is aimed at analysing the concept
of international trades, comprehensive of both its private (e.g. international
contracts) and public (e.g. investment protection and WTO) dimensions. On
the other hand, the Series delves into the concept of “legal flows” in its broadest
meaning, i.e. as a reference to the circulation of principles and normative
schemes between legal systems. From this angle, the concept is essential for giving
account of the cross-fertilization taking place between the areas of interest
of the Series. The Series is intended to include monographs, textbooks, and edited
volumes.

Roberto Virzo is a Professor at the Università degli Studi del Sannio di Benevento – an esteemed partner of the University of Lausanne.