Please share widely: Candidatures pour le Prix de la SSDI 2021 – délai: 31 mars 2021 — International Law Association – Swiss Branch (since 1929) – President: Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Candidatures pour le Prix de la SSDI 2021 – délai: 31 mars 2021 Le Prix de la Société suisse de droit international, qui a été créé en 2017, est décerné annuellement à la meilleure thèse de doctorat ou d’habilitation réalisée en droit international public, en droit international privé, en droit européen ou en droit comparé, soutenue […]

Candidatures pour le Prix de la SSDI 2021 – délai: 31 mars 2021 — International Law Association – Swiss Branch (since 1929) – President: Professor Andreas R Ziegler

As a Member of the Executive Council of the ILA I encourage you to share this: Time to register for the Biennial Conference (on-line) of the ILA !

As a Member of the Executive Council of the ILA I encourage you to share this: Time to register for the Biennial Conference (on-line) of the ILA !

Time to register for the Biennial Conference (on-line) of the ILA ! It is still possible to register for this year’s biennial conference of the International Law Association (ILA) which is organized online in November/December 2020 by the Japanese Branch of the ILA. Participation is at much reduced prices for ILA members – if you […]

Time to register for the Biennial Conference (on-line) of the ILA ! — International Law Association – Swiss Branch (since 1929) – President: Professor Andreas R Ziegler

I am honored and thankful to the EC for having elected me as President of the Swiss Society of International Law

I am honored and thankful to the EC for having elected me as President of the Swiss Society of International Law

Following yesterday’s election I feel honored to take over from my esteemed colleague Professor Christine Kaddous on 1 January 2021.

I am looking forwards to cooperating with all the members (join now if you are not yet one of them) and hope to get many good ideas on what we could do to improve the work of the society !

As a co-organizer I would like to thank personally all participants of the annual meeting of the SSDI in Lausanne with discussion of the future of international investment law and arbitration

As a co-organizer I would like to thank personally all participants of the annual meeting of the SSDI in Lausanne with discussion of the future of international investment law and arbitration

The Swiss Society of International Law (SSDI/SVIR) held successfully its annual meeting on Friday 13 November 2020 in Lausanne.

The scientific conference was organized by the Law School of the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. It was dedicated to the future of international investment law and arbitration, in particular with regard to sustainable development and the role of Switzerland.

We would like to thank all the speakers participants.

Certain contributions will be published in he Spring2021 in a forthcoming volume of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (SRIEL). Check it out here !

Join the SSDI now!

We hope to meet you next year in the Fall 2021 in Bern for the next Annual Meeting.

As a graduate of the EUI I am happy to announce: PhD Scholarships at the European University Institute (Law) – Apply until 31 January — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

As a graduate of the EUI I am happy to announce: PhD Scholarships at the European University Institute (Law) – apply until 31 January – Apply here: https://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/Law/DoctoralProgramme

PhD Scholarships at the European University Institute (Law) – apply until 31 January — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

The latest volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 12, 2020) is out, including an article by David Sifonios and myself on Trade and Environment

The latest volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 12, 2020) is out, including an article by David Sifonios and myself on Trade and Environment

Contents include:

  • Gudrun Monika Zagel, India’s International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and Sustainable Development: Friends or Foes?
  • Madoka Shimada & Marie Wako, The Government Procurement Agreement and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Lessons from Japan’s experience
  • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Can Invocation of Human Rights Enhance Justice and Social Legitimacy in Investment Adjudication?
  • David Sifonios & Andreas R. Ziegler, “Tuna – Dolphin Forever”? The Development of the PPM Debate Related to Trade and Environment in the WTO
  • Ben Juratowitch, Departing from confidentiality in international dispute resolution
  • Mah Hao Ran, Ian & Aaron Cheuk Yuet Tim, Dispute settlement system under attack: A move away from multilateralism?
  • Abhishek Rana & Manya Gupta, Has the Vietnamese Dragon veritably ascended into the club of Market Economies? A question that still befuddles the Indian authorities

New Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Business Disputes in Lausanne…including my module on “International Investment Arbitration” – short course for practitioners – enroll now!

New Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Business Disputes in Lausanne…including my module on “International Investment Arbitration” – short course for practitioners – enroll now!

Cross-border business disputes are increasing, but attorneys, judges and legal counsel… Open Registration

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Happy to announce a new publication together with one of my former doctoral students: David Sifonios and Andreas R. Ziegler,“Tuna – Dolphin Forever?”

Happy to announce a new publication together with one of my former doctoral students: David Sifonios and Andreas R. Ziegler, “Tuna – Dolphin Forever?” The Development of the PPM Debate Related to Trade and Environment in the WTO, in: The Indian Journal of International Economic Law, vol. VII, 2020, 106-133.

Dolphin friendly sign

Read for free and online: https://ijiel.in/volume-xii

The European Law Faculty Association (ELFA) – on whose board I have the honour to sit – held successfully its annual meeting (virtual) 2020 this afternoon ! If you are not yet a member it’s time to join ! Next year in Warsaw !

The European Law Faculty Association (ELFA) – on whose board I have the honour to sit- held successfully its annual meeting (virtual) this afternoon ! If you are not yet a member it’s time to join !

Visit: https://elfa-edu.org/

One of the great achievements was the relaunch of the online, open access European Journal of Legal Education – a must read ! (not only because I have an article in the inaugural volume): see

Cover of the European Journal of Legal Education