October 22, 2020
Theme: Towards Justice in the International Economic Order: Proposals from the South
Date: 26th October, 2020
Time:8:00AM (Chicago); 3:00PM (Geneva & Johannesburg); 4:00PM - (East Africa); 2:00PM (West Africa)
This webinar is a collaboration between Afronomicslaw and the South Centre, Geneva, to mark the 25th anniversary of the South Centre. Both the South Centre and Afronomicslaw share a commitment to discuss the protection and promotion of the development interests of countries of the Global South.
The theme of the webinar “Towards Justice in the International Economic Order: Proposals from the South,” reflects these shared commitments. In particular, the webinar will focus on selected initiatives proposed by the Global South. An important premise of the webinar presentations will be that the Global South has not a mere spectators in the construction of the global order. Among the issues that the webinar will discuss will be access and a development-oriented approach to the WTO TRIPS Council (including the recent waiver proposal by South Africa and India on TRIPS obligations, and attempts to reframe the e-commerce and IP agenda). It will also reflect on the soon to be launched African Sovereign Debt Justice Network, (AfSDJN), relating to issues of sovereign debt that have become particularly germane in light of the COVID19 pandemic.
Mr. Luis Fernando Rosales, Senior Programme Officer, Trade and Development Programme
Dr. Viviana Muñoz, Coordinator, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme
Mr. Daniel Uribe, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Gender Programme Dr. Carlos Correa, Executive Director, South Centre
Professor James Thuo Gathii, Wing Tat Lee Chair of International Law & Professor of Law, University of Chicago, School of Law
Dr. Amaka Vanni, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds
Dr. Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.