Workshop ' To See the International Economic World Order in Grains of Sand: Two Cases of Regime Contestation Between Investment Law, Trade Law, Human Rights Law and Environmental Law '
On November 18 the workshop 'To See the International Economic World Order in Grains of Sand: Two Cases of Regime Contestation Between Investment Law, Trade Law, Human Rights Law and Environmental Law' by Professor Pål Wrange (University of Stockholm) will be held at HSE University.
About the speaker:
Pål Wrange (Ph.D, LL.M) is professor of public international law at Stockholm University and director of the Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice (www.scil.se). He is a former principal legal advisor at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and a former political advisor to the European Union’s Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region. Dr. Wrange has published widely on international law, international relations and theory and has consulted on international criminal justice and peace-building. He has held visiting positions at i.a. Harvard Law School, European University Institute and the University of Melbourne.
International law is often pictured as a fragmented system in which different regimes (such as human rights law and investment law) have different rules and procedures, and compete with one another. While international law in general is a weak legal system, the regimes of international economic law are much stronger, and this is particularly true for international investment law, which can be enforced in domestic courts in almost any state. This means, says critics, that in a conflict between for instance human rights and the rights of an investor, the rights of the investor wins. This criticism is justified in general, but how the conflict plays out in particular cases depends on the circumstances, including the facts of the case, the details of the legal regime involved, the legal arguments used by the parties and the personalities of the judges/arbitrators. In this seminar we will discuss two cases: South American Silver Limited (Bermuda) v. the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Brazil – Tyres.
Start time: 18.10
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