26 Jan 2011

African IEL Network Regional Conference Johannesburg, 5-6 May 2011 - Call for papers

The Mandela Institute is pleased to announce that it will be convening a conference on 5 and 6 May 2011 at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This academic conference is intended to facilitate the launch of the African International Economic Law Network, affi liated with the Society of International Economic Law.

The conference theme is ‘Africa and the Global Economy: Trade, Investment andDevelopment’.

Organising Committee
Nokuhle Madolo (Chair)
Julie Dunsford (Conference Organiser)
Peter Kiuluku (Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa, (TRAPCA), Tanzania)
Trudi Hartzenberg (Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, (TRALAC),South Africa)
Laurence Boulle (Mandela Institute, Johannesburg)
Hilton Zunckel (Trade Law Chambers, Cape Town)
Tomer Broude (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Priscilla Schwartz (University of Leicester)
Alli Chicktay (University of the Witwatersrand)
Melaku Desta (University of Dundee)
Jill Juma (Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute,(SEATINI), Kenya)

Call for Papers - Second Call
This call is open to scholars, practitioners, experts and students from around the world. Theunifying theme of this conference is the African continent. Its goal is to bring together workin-progress on all aspects of trade, investment and fi nance relating to Africa. Proposals forpapers may be on any international economic law topic relating to Africa, recognising thefact that this conference will mark the offi cial launch of the African International Economic Law Network.
Paper proposals must be submitted electronically to Julie.Dunsford@wits.ac.zaby 14 February 2011. Proposals should include an email with the author’s name and fullcontact information, and a Word attachment with an anonymous abstract of no more than300 words. Abstracts will be considered by a process of double-blind reviews and decisionson proposals will be sent by 28 February 2011. Selected presenters will need to submit theirpapers (maximum 8 pages) for inclusion in the conference materials by 21 April 2011.

Despite the broad theme of the conference we will attempt to provide space in theprogram for African teaching and capacity-building in relevant subjects. We would alsohope to accommodate PhD students from various disciplines.

This conference also offers the opportunity to visit land mark sites in the country includingtours of the Constitutional Court, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. The conference willtake place at the well-appointed Chalsty Centre in the School of Law, University of theWitwatersrand, Johannesburg on 5 and 6 May 2011. The registration fee for conferenceparticipants will be announced shortly. Information on a range of accommodationoptions in the vicinity of the campus will be provided in due course. Conferenceparticipants will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own transport andaccommodation.