I am a lawyer and political scientist interested in international relations. I currently teach at the University of Lausanne. My main research areas (on which I run separate blogs) are international (economic) law (with a special emphasis on Switzerland) and international legal developments relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression as well as sex characteristics (SOGIESC).
As one of the series editors, I am happy to announce that we have published a new Speicial Issue of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law: John D. Haskell (Univ. of Manchester – Law) & Akbar Rasulov (Univ. of Glasgow – Law) have published New Voices and New Perspectives in International Economic Law (Springer 2020).
Akbar Rasulov, Introduction: The Discipline of International Economic Law at a Crossroads
Ntina Tzouvala, The Ordo-Liberal Origins of Modern International Investment Law: Constructing Competition on a Global Scale
Michael Fakhri, A History of Food Security and Agriculture in International Trade Law, 1945–2017
Athene Richford, The Authority of Language in International Law: From Sovereignty to Economic Certainty
Nicolás M. Perrone, Taking Local Expectations Seriously: A Fresh Start for Foreign Investment Governance?
Mavluda Sattorova, Mustafa Erkan, & Ohiocheoya Omiunu, How Do Host States Respond to Investment Treaty Law? Some Empirical Observations
Alexandre Belle, Mamatas and Others v. Greece: How the European Court of Human Rights Could Change Sovereign Debt Restructuration
John D. Haskell, Doing Things with Political Economy (as a Public International Law Academic)
Maria Tzanakopoulou, Social Consensus in the EMU: The Constitutional Tenets of a Currency Union
This book brings together a series of contributions by international legal scholars that explore a range of subjects and themes in the field of international economic law and global economic governance through a variety of methodological and theoretical lenses. It introduces the reader to a number of different ways of constructing and approaching the study of international economic law. The book deals with a series of different theoretical agendas and perspectives ranging from the more traditional (empirical legal studies) to the more alternative (language theory) and it expands the scope of substantive discussion and thematic coverage beyond the usual suspects of international trade, international investment and international finance. While the volume still gives due recognition to the traditional theoretical project of international economic law, it invites the reader to extend the scope of disciplinary imagination to other, less commonly acknowledged questions of global economic governance such as food security, monetary unions, and international economic coercion. In addition to historically-focused and critical perspectives, the volume also includes a number of programmatic and forward-looking explorations, which makes it appealing to a broad audience with a variety of contrasting interests. Therefore, the volume is of particular interest to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of international law, international relations, international political economy, and international history.
Last week, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) elected Ana Maria Guerra Martins as the new judge in respect of Portugal. By a large majority of the votes cast she was elected for a nine year term. Currently she is an associate professor specialising in human rights at the Law School of Lisbon University and a member of the European Commission’s European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination. Between 2007 and 2016 she also served as a judge on the Constitutional Court of Portugal. The new judge will succeed Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque on 1 April 2020, the judge well-known for his many separate, dissenting and concurring opinions that have been a feast for external Strasbourg watchers and case-law analysts.
Congratulations to my doctoral student Xinyan Zhao for obtaining a prestigious Mitacs Globalink scholarship
Xinyan Zhao obtient une Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink – pour de la recherche au Canada
Cette bourse lui permettra de mener un projet de recherche de 12 semaines à l’Université de Montréal.
La Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink soutient les collaborations de recherche canadienne entre le Canada et certains pays partenaires. Les bénéficiaires reçoivent une subvention de recherche de 6 000 $ pour réaliser un projet de recherche de 12 à 24 semaines dans une université au Canada sous la supervision conjointe d’un professeur à l’établissement d’attache et à l’établissement d’accueil.
Xinyan Zhao, Doctorant à l’Ecole de Droit de l’Université de Lausanne, a reçu une bourse pour le projet : A Holistic Analysis of the Role of Canada in the EU’s Socialized Constitutionalization of the WTO. Il le mènera avec le Professeur Jie Jiao de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal et le Professeur Andreas Ziegler de l’UNIL.
L’importance de l’Accord de l’OMC sur les marchés publics (GPA) pour la Suisse
Nouvelle publication: Andreas R. Ziegler / Silvio Da Silva, L’importance de l’Accord de l’OMC sur les marchés publics pour le droit des marchés public en Suisse [The Role of the GPA in Switzerland], , 2020. pp. 815-827 dans Le droit public en mouvement – Mélange en l’honneur du Professeur Etienne Poltier, Schulthess.
I am working on an English version…so let me know if you are interested.