Teaching a human rights class with my colleague Kimsan Soy at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) on 5 November 2019
On 31 October 2019, the Platform Switzerland Europe submitted its petition on the Framework Agreement between Switzerland and the EU.
As these NGOs I can only underline once again the importance of signing the treaty. There is no objective reason to wait for the petition to be signed, not even to clarify the three controversial points. The Federal Council must assume this responsibility. The current situation is causing great uncertainty, which is having a negative impact on the investment behaviour of the economy and thus on jobs in Switzerland.
Read the petition here: https://suisse-en-europe.ch/pse-petition-zum-rahmenabkommen-eingereicht/
It was great to be hosted on 26 October 2019 by the College of Europe for the First Working Meeting of the Editors of the OUP Encyclopedia of EU Law – I am looking forwards to be the editor for the measures taken at the bi- and multilateral level with the Common Commercial Policy (CCP)
It was a pleasure to be one of the co-organizers of a doctoral seminar on “Prevention and the Law” together with colleagues from the University of Lausanne in the framework of the Doctoral Programme in Law of the French-speaking Swiss Universities on 24 and 25 October 2019 in Cully (VD)
Ziegler Andreas R., Die Rolle des Völkerrechts in aussenpolitischen Krisen der Schweiz – Wichtige völkerrechtlicher Streitfälle, Verträge, diplomatische Dokumente und Urteile betreffend die internationalen Beziehungen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht, 2019, Bd. 138 (4) pp. 429-456. Peer-reviewed.
On 17 October 2019 the project coordinators from TalTech (Prof. Aaro Hazak) and UNIL (Prof. Andreas R Ziegler) met with participants in the joint Project IKID (Institutions for Knowledge Intensive Development: Economic and Regulatory Aspects in South-East Asian Transition Economies (Horizon 2020 Grant No. 734712)
Transiting knowledge in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
EU-funded researchers are working with counterparts in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to help all three Southeast Asian nations boost their transition economies, among the fastest growing in the world, by developing local skills and putting knowledge into practice.
The lessons from Central and Eastern Europe coupled with those from Switzerland – via the University of Lausanne – have led to the creation of an essential toolbox for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.