The Seventh Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) will take place as a virtual conference in collaboration with Bocconi University, Milan / Italy, on 8-10 July 2021. The Committee welcomes in particular proposals for papers and panels on:
- The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international economic law and policy (trade, investment, finance, intellectual property)
- The role of international economic law and policy in addressing climate change and achieving the UN sustainable development goals
- The future of systems for a rules-based resolution of international trade and investment disputes and the design of new types of remedy for breach of obligations
- New forms of and formats for successful trade and investment negotiations (e.g. EU and UK FTAs, documents relating to the Belt and Road Initiative)
- The impact of regional economic integration (e.g. RCEP, AfCFTA, USMCA, and EU FTAs) and disintegration (e.g. Brexit) on international economic law and policy
- The digitalisation of trade and finance, and the need for innovative international regulation regarding inter alia digital currencies and payments
- Intellectual property and artificial intelligence
- New rules on industrial subsidies and the activities of state-owned enterprises
- Special and differential treatment and the issue of developing country status in international economic institutions
- Trade and gender
- Trade, investment and corporate responsibility along the supply chain.
The deadline to submit paper proposals is 22 February.