Honoured to teach at our partner university in Phnom Penh again !

Teaching a human rights class with my colleague Kimsan Soy at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) on 5 November 2019

I am the one with the light blue shirt ! 😉

Why Switzerland should sign the Framework Agreement with the EU now!

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/

New article: Die Rolle des Völkerrechts in aussenpolitischen Krisen der Schweiz

Ziegler Andreas R., Die Rolle des Völkerrechts in aussenpolitischen Krisen der Schweiz – Wichtige völkerrechtlicher StreitfĂ€lle, VertrĂ€ge, diplomatische Dokumente und Urteile betreffend die internationalen Beziehungen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, Zeitschrift fĂŒr Schweizerisches Recht, 2019, Bd. 138 (4) pp. 429-456. Peer-reviewed.

Great Event in Lausanne bringing together Partners in Horizon 2020 Project

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)


EU highlights joint project by TalTech (Prof. Aaro Hazak) and UNIL (Prof. Andreas R Ziegler) with Southeast Asia

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.