28 Oct 2015

NCCR researcher Kateryna Holzer presents a paper at ASIL Research Forum

Dr. Kateryna Holzer, an NCCR post-doctoral fellow, presented a paper at the Fifth Annual American Society of International Law (ASIL) Research Forum held at the American University College of Law in Washington D.C. on October 23-24, 2015

The paper ‘Tar Sands, Climate Change and TTIP: The Quest for Enforcement of Environmental Provisions under FTAs’ (work-in-progress, in co-authorship with Dr. Ilaria Espa) considers different mechanisms that could be established under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to ensure compliance with the obligation under FTAs to enforce domestic environmental laws.  

It puts forward an innovative approach, which foresees an active involvement of the public in the non-compliance procedures, including through the establishment of individual-state dispute settlement. Dr Holzer presented her paper at the trade panel chaired by Prof. Steve Charnovitz.

ASIL research forums provide opportunities for participants to test new ideas, engage with leading figures from the US legal and policy community and gain insights into issues at the top of the international policy agenda.