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The News and Events category publishes the latest News and Events relating to  International Economic Law relating to Africa and the Global South. Every week, receive the News and Events in their e-mail accounts. The News and Events published every week include conferences, major developments in the field of International Economic Law in Africa at the national, sub-regional and regional levels as well as relevant case law. News and Events with a Global South focus are also often included.

WIPO National Intellectual Property essay competition: Making innovation work for a green future in Nigeria

Every April 26, we celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day puts innovation – and the intellectual property rights that support it – at the heart of efforts to create a green future. Why? Because the choices we make today will shape our tomorrow. The earth is our home. We need to care for it.

WIPO Nigeria Office Upcoming Events

The Beijing Treaty deals with the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances, notably by bolstering five kinds of exclusive economic rights for the beneficiaries’ performances fixed in an audiovisual format: the rights of reproduction, distribution, rental, making available and broadcasting and communication to the public.  As home to Africa’s largest movie industry (Nollywood), the third largest movie industry globally, as well as one of the most dynamic global entertainment industries, this Treaty bears significant implications for actors and creative performers in Nigeria.

Call for Papers: 'Time, Transition, and Justice’ - Special issue of the International Criminal Law Review

March 26, 2020 As transitional justice seeks to reckon with a painful past in order to build a more peaceful future, it tends to operate on the assumption that the past, present and future are discrete periods that are disconnected. But is this a correct assumption to make? While transitional justice scholars and practitioners view efforts to address the past as a necessary endeavour to prevent similar atrocities from being committed in the future, it is unclear which past(s) they seek to address in doing so.

SIEL 2020 Conference Postponed

March 18, 2020 To the SIEL Community: In light of the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 crisis, the SIEL Executive Council has decided to postpone the 2020 SIEL Conference, which was scheduled to take place in July 2020 at Bocconi University in Milan. We have not taken this decision lightly, but given recent developments and the guidance from various national and international bodies, it is the only decision we felt we could take.

Call for Expressions of Interest: International Schulich Law Visiting Scholar Program

February, 17, 2020

The successful International Schulich Law Visiting Scholar will spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of one term in residence at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. To facilitate active participation in the life of the law school, the Schulich Scholar must be in residence during the academic year, either between September and November 2020 or January to March 2021.