20 Mar 2024

WTI signs new MOU with the Latin American Network of International Economic Law (Red-Lat DEI)

The WTI and the “Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Económico Internacional” sign a new Memorandum of Understanding.

We are pleased to announce the conclusion of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the World Trade Institute (University of Bern) and the Latin American Network of International Economic Law (Red-Lat DEI).

The agreement focused on the organisation and sponsoring of the Global Jurist Prize and the Latin American Moot Court of International Economic Law. The WTI will sponsor the third edition of the Global Jurist Prize and the first edition of Red-Lat DEI Moot Court, by providing two educational vouchers for one week at the WTI Winter or Summer Academy, which will be granted to

  • the winner of the best paper of the Jurist Global Prize (postgraduate category) and
  • the best speaker at the Latin American Moot Court.

The Global Jurist Prize is an initiative that values academic production in the Latin American region and provides a platform for exploring relevant and current topics in International Economic Law through a call for papers. The award, which is organised every year, recognises outstanding contributions in both undergraduate and postgraduate categories, accepting articles in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, which are evaluated by a committee of scholars and experts in international economic law.

The Latin American Moot Court is aimed at Latin American university students enrolled in legal, international relations or international trade studies. It is a moot court competition which seeks to promote the study and specialised research of international economic law at the regional and global levels, providing students with the opportunity to critically analyse the development of international trade from the perspective of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the WTO Dispute Settlement System, the Andean Community (CAN), the CAN Court, MERCOSUR, and/or Free Trade Agreements between Latin American countries. The competition will be held in Spanish and Portuguese and organised every year.