28 Nov 2019
Seminars, 12:30 - 13:30, World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, Bern, Switzerland

Brown Bag Seminar on Epistemic Communities and the Ordolegal Culture of Privatizing International Law

By Sean P. Morris, researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

This work concerns the rise of the culture of privatization in international law through intellectual property rulemaking and adjudication. The work explores two lines of questioning to demonstrate how privatization occurs: first, through the existence and participation of epistemic communities in the global law-making of intellectual property, and secondly, by examining the evidence of the investment function of intellectual property rights in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). 

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