News and Events

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.

John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition: Call for African Regional Round Organiser

September 1, 2019 The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. Teams make written submissions as both complainant and respondent and then travel to one of 6 Regional Rounds (Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East) to make oral pleadings against other teams before distinguished Panellists. Teams that advance from the regional rounds compete against each other in the Final Oral Round, which takes place in Geneva with the Grand Final at the WTO Headquarters. 

Intellectual Property and Innovation for National Development: Lessons from South Africa

August 7, 2019 Phase 2 negotiations towards the objectives of the AfCFTA, which will include Intellectual property (IP) rights, will afford “an opportunity for Africa to craft a new path for knowledge governance” and “redefine the agenda for negotiation of IP issues” in future trade agreements.

Call for Papers from the International Economic Law Collective for Inaugural Conference 6-7 November 2019 at Warwick Law School in the UK

July 5, 2019 The International Economic Law Collective, aimed at providing a space for critical reflection on international economic law scholarship, teaching and practice and to explore how epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy will be holding its inaugural conference at Warwick from 6 – 7 November 2019.

Commercial Law Research Network - Nigeria: Call for Papers and Participation - Extended

May, 2019 In an increasingly global world, it is imperative that emerging economies create enabling environments for sustainable development, and engage with the creation of legal and economic systems at the international level. While many have embarked upon the modernisation of their commercial laws and policies, the reforms have often struggled to achieve stated goals. A notable reason for the ineffectiveness of the reforms is the mismatch between the newly introduced laws and the realities on the ground.