Looking forwards to speaking at the Conference ” Sustainable Natural Resources Governance in the SDGs Era – Responsibilities of States and Investors (Lugano, 12/3) — International Law Association – Swiss Branch

The USI Institute of Law (IDUSI) organises a seminar – Thursday 12 March, from 1.30 pm in the Aula Magna (USI, Lugano campus) – to discuss the responsibilities of States and investors for the sustainable use of natural resources. The event will be held in the context of the 7th meeting of the Committee of […]

Invitation: Sustainable Natural Resources Governance in the SDGs Era Responsibilities of States and Investors (Lugano, 12/3) — International Law Association – Swiss Branch

Reminder: Conference on SOCIAL LICENSE AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, (Register before 15/3!)

The LL.M. International Business Law , organises a Conference on SOCIAL LICENSE AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES at the University of Lausanne on 27 March 2020.

I co-organise this event and am looking forwards to chairing a session on Consultation and Social License.

More: https://www.unil.ch/llm/home/menuinst/cooperations-1.html

Conference on SOCIAL LICENSE AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, (Lausanne, 27/3/20) — International Law Association – Swiss Branch

Invitation: International Trade and Investment Law and Green Industrial Policy (Lausanne, 6/3)

Invitation: International Trade and Investment Law and Green Industrial Policy

In the framework of the Course “International Economic Law” (LLM Programme in International Business Law) by taught by Professor Andreas R Ziegler, Dr Elena Cima, Lecturer at the University of Geneva will deliver a presentation on “International Trade and Investment Law and Green Industrial Policy”. Everybody is welcome.

Elena Cima is currently Research and Teaching Fellow at ISE-GEDT (UNIGE). She holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Milan, and an LL.M degree from Yale Law School.

Her PhD thesis analyses the way in which international law deals with the trade and environment nexus. It does so exploring how the relationship between international trade and environmental norms has evolved over time, from their origin up to the most recent developments in terms of treaty negotiations, dispute settlement, and soft law instruments, both at the international and regional level. Through this analysis, it further explores the reasons underlying such evolution as well as its relevance and impact.

https://agenda.unil.ch/display/1581449742526

Happy to announce the publication by my former PhD student of her thesis on the Declaration of the Source of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

Horber, Csilla ­ La déclaration de la source dans les demandes de brevets en droit suisse et international ­
L’obligation de déclarer la source des ressources génétiques et des savoirs traditionnels associés dans les demandes de brevets applicables aux inventions biotechnologiques ­ ­ Cet ouvrage est dédié spécifiquement à la déclaration de la source des ressources génétiques et des savoirs traditionnels associés dans les demandes… ­ année: reliure: pages: prix: 2020 broché 562 CHF 78.00 ­
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https://www.schulthess.com/buchshop/detail/ISBN-9783725587674/Horber-Csilla/La-declaration-de-la-source-dans-les-demandes-de-brevets-en-droit-suisse-et-international

On 9 February Switzerland has the chance to reduce hate crimes by punishing hate speech

Le 9 février 2020, nous votons sur l’extension de la norme anti-raciste au critère de l’orientation sexuelle. Il s’agit d’obtenir une protection des lesbiennes, gays et bisexuel*le*s contre la haine, le dénigrement et la discrimination.

Am 9. Februar 2020 stimmen wir über die Erweiterung der Anti-Rassismusstrafnorm um die sexuelle Orientierung ab. Es geht darum, dass Lesben, Schwule und Bisexuelle einen Schutz vor Hass, Hetze und Diskriminierung erhalten.

https://contre-les-discriminations-oui.ch/personnalits

Board Meeting of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) at KU Leuven

As First Vice President I participated in a Board Meeting of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) at KU Leuven. This is the place where the association was founded in 1995, ie 25 years ago. This anniversary will be celebrated at this Year’s Annual General Meeting at the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw from 22-24 April 2020.

The second picture from the left above the group shows the Founding President, Professor Frans Vanistendael – at that time Dean of KU Leuven.