Call for papers -- European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Economic Law 

European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Economic Law

Workshop, held on the occasion of the Fifth ESIL Conference on "Regionalism and International Law"
University of Valencia, 13-15 September 2012

he IG on International Economic Law Interest Group invites all members of the ESIL to submit works for presentation in either of the two panels of our workshop: "The Regulatory Answers to the Sovereign Debt Crisis" and "The reach and impact of bilateralism as a tool for fragmentation or de-fragmentation in IEL". The ESIL IEL IG workshop takes place Thursday, 13 September 2012, 9:30-12:30 am. In addition, there will be a joint workshop of the IG on International Economic Law and the IG on International Environmental Law, taking place on Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 6-8 pm. More information on these calls for papers and the application procedure is found below.
Panel 1: The Regulatory Answers to the Sovereign Debt Crisis

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the United States has raised a number of legal challenges that are likely to foster significant reforms to the traditional methods of sovereign debt restructuring and International Monetary Fund conditionality. Besides, other issues are being reviewed as a result of the present convulse period of financial instability, such as the role of Central Banks in the regulation of international capital markets, the international regulation of the activities of credit agencies, or the strengthening of the cooperation between supervisory authorities. Soft law initiatives, such as the UNCTAD's Principles on Responsible Sovereign Borrowing and Lending also contribute to design the legal framework articulated to solve this crisis. The present sovereign debt problem has also fueled the institutional debate, as many commentators question the composition and functions of the IMF, the G-20 or the Financial Stability Board. Additionally, this Agora would welcome contributions dealing with the legal implications of the European Stability Mechanism or the European Financial Stability Facility.
Panel 2: The reach and impact of bilateralism as a tool for fragmentation or de-fragmentation in IEL

International economic law deals with the liberalization and regulation of cross-border trade relations and inter-state commerce. Yet with globalization, markets have integrated and the costs of doing cross-border business or to move to more promising markets have decreased sufficiently for other issue areas, like investment, natural resources and migration to dock onto trade relations, i.e. the core issue area of IEL. However, unlike international trade which is regulated and liberalized through the multilateral trading system of the WTO, these two issue areas, but also others at the fringes of IEL, such as energy or commodities trading, are primarily governed by bilateral agreements.This agora thus queries why the failure to act collectively has not yet been overcome by a multilateral regime in these fringe areas of IEL and what their may be their future in terms of multilateralism vs bilateralism: will these dock onto the WTO trading system and be governed by embedded multialteralism or will the prospect be one of seeking a particular multilateralism of their own or is bilateralism here to stay. Whereas trade is a global public good, like climate change, certain aspects of international migration, notably the mobility of the highly skilled and foreign direct investment relations are private goods, and thus scarce resources over which there is a global competition among states to exclude others from these benefits. The agora will want to analyse to what extent public goods approaches can help explain the rise of bilateralism in investment, migration, natural resources disciplines and understand why the success of multilateralism in trade relations can or cannot be so easily replicated in other fields.
Proposal Submission, Selection and Paper Publication

Abstracts of no more than 500 words must be submitted electronically by 23 April 2012 to Abstracts should be attached in the form of a Word document which must not include the author's name or any reference to an affiliation. Only the email shall contain the author's name and full contact information. A panel committee will review and select the proposals. Decisions regarding inclusion in the conference programme will be sent by 1 May 2012.

Contributors of papers will be expected to provide full paper drafts by 20 July 2012. Papers should not be longer than 10,000 words and should be work that has not yet been published or accepted for publication. The submitted draft papers will be posted online as working papers prior to the conference to facilitate discussion at the workshop. The publication of selected papers is envisaged.

*Please note that the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic law is unable to provide funds to cover the conference registration fee or related transport and accommodation costs.
Panel Committee

A panel committee will review and select proposals. Committee Members are:

ESIL International Economic Interest Group Co-Chairs:
Peter-Tobias Stoll, University of Göttingen,
Luis M. Hinojosa-Martínez, University of Granada,
Marion Panizzon, University of Bern
ESIL IEL IG and ESIL IGIEL call for papers for joint workshop
The United Nations 'Rio+20' Conference on Sustainable Development

The ESIL Interest Groups on International Environmental Law and on International Economic Law are delighted to announce their first Joint Workshop on 'The United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development: Appraisal and Prospects of a Paradigmatic Concept'. It will take place on 12 September 2012 from 6-8pm. The deadline for submitting 400-word abstracts is 23 April 2012 and these should be submitted to both Peter-Tobias Stoll at and Alejandra Torres Camprubí at, in WORD (version 1999-2007) or PDF format. Please write "Proposal 2012 Joint Event Workshop" in the subject of the email. More information on that joint call and the abstract submission procedure can be found at: ... a-2012.pdf

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