Monthly Archives: May 2016

Panel Discussion on Critical legal approaches to TTIP


City University of London is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Critical legal approaches to TTIP: on method” on Monday 20 June 2016, from 17-18:30. Here is the description:

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) is understood as one of the most controversial trade deals of all time. The TTIP negotiations appear to have generated substantial fears at national and EU level, as to the transfer of authority to a new living entity as a form of global governance. The negotiation of multiple global ‘mega regional deals’ such as TTIP necessitates a broader view of what is at stake and why in the process.

This dialogue involves scholars critically examining the negotiations from the perspectives of private law, civil liberties and international law to consider their approaches to methodology and their own critical method.


TTIP’s Regulatory Cooperation and the Politics of Knowledge beyond the State
Dr Marija Bartl (Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, University of Amsterdam)

Everything As It Should Be: TTIP, Neoliberalism and New Constitutionalism
Dr Paul O’Connell (SOAS, University of London)

TTIP and the ordo-liberal origins of international investment law: some notes for discussion
Ntina Tzouvala (Durham Law School University of Durham)

For more information and registration (the event is free), see the event’s webpage.



CLEER Research Digest no. 1/2016

CLEER-logoThe Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) has just published a new issue of its useful Research Digest, which is a collection of recent publications in the area of EU external relations law & policy:

CLEER Research Digest no. 1/2016

Members of the CLEER Community and others are also invited to submit information on their recent publications by filling out the following form: Online Form – CLEER Research Digest.

Call for Papers: The Contribution of the European Union to the International Legal Order

We have just issued a call for papers for the workshop we are hosting in connection with the the 12th Annual ESIL Conference in Riga. The theme of the workshop is: “The Contribution of the European Union to the International Legal Order / La contribution de l’Union européenne à l’ordre juridique international.”

Here’s the gist of the call:

The key question leading the workshop will be to which extend the European Union is able to have an effect on the development of international law, both in a doctrinal and a practical manner.

Papers may be in both English and French. Please mail your title and short abstract as soon as possible to Proposals will be selected by the IG Coordinators.

Read on for a fulltext reproduction of the call for papers: Continue reading