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New job opening with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment - Senior Legal Researcher, Climate Law and Finance

Columbia Law School’s Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law are recruiting a Researcher to support the newly launched Climate Law and Finance Initiative.

NEWS: 12.13.2022

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, Afronomicslaw.org 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.

Invitation: Trade, Investment and Debt in United States-Africa Relations - Afronomicslaw and Open Society Policy Center Side Event

This public event is hosted by Afronomicslaw.org – the leading forum on international economic law issues relating to Africa, and Open Society Policy Center. This hybrid event will be streamed live on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter handles of Afronomicslaw.org.

Call for Panelists: African Regional Round of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is a global competition organised by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) with technical support from the World Trade Organization (WTO). It simulates a hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system, intending to enhance the knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures and enhance the capacity for meaningful engagement in multilateral trade in the long term.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Progress Towards the EU’s Proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and Provisions for Global South Participation in Due Diligence Processes

This brief contribution intends to analyse the three proposals, with a particular focus on how each proposal provides for, or fails to provide for (as the case may be), the participation of global south voices in the due diligence processes. Ultimately, I argue that as the draft makes its way through the legislative process, it appears that the EU seems to have taken one step forward but two steps backward as regards the provisions on the participation of global south rightsholders.

Roll out the Drums, or Not: Hits and Misses at COP 27

Loss and damage support was one of the key demands of African states and other developing countries at the 27th meeting of the conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27). On November 20, 2022, a deal on L&D funding was announced. The development has been described as a “breakthrough”, “historical”, and “landmark” agreement. This however raises important questions for developing countries. To what extent do these new initiatives worsen the indebtedness of developing countries, constrain their fiscal space, and generally make it more difficult for such countries to thrive?

27th Academic Forum Guest Lecture - Purpose in International Economics Law – Searching Beyond the Text

The Academic Forum is an inclusive and accessible forum that brings together undergraduate and graduate students as well as early career researchers from across the world interested in international economic law issues as they relate to Africa and the Global South.