13 Dec 2022

SIEL Newsletter No. 52 (Winter 2022)

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, writes a commentary entitled "Will Trade Help to Save the World in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation and Geo-Economic Fragmentation?". Here is a sneak preview:

"Most appropriately coinciding with the start of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, the WTO published earlier this month its 2022 World Trade Report on Climate Change and International Trade (see footnote 1). This Report examines in great depth the multifaceted relationship between the climate crisis and international trade, and how trade rules, and in particular multilateral trade rules, can assist in addressing this crisis. The climate crisis is this generation’s principal global governance challenge. ..."

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Among the rest of the content, please note the Call for Papers for the SIEL Biennial Global Conference 2023 on ‘International Economic Law in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation and Geo-Economic Fragmentation, Bogota, 12 -14 July 2023.