Author Archives: Andreas R. Ziegler

Various international law webinars at the University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong is hosting, through Zoom, seminars on international and comparative law.

The schedule can be found here. For more information, contact Dorothea Anthony (danthony@uow.edu.au), Law School and Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong.

21 October 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST via Zoom (Please contact Dr Dora Anthony for the link: danthony@uow.edu.au)

Dr Sara Wright

Seminar Title: The Use of Enforceable Undertakings as an Enforcement Mechanism in Environmental Law: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, Certainty and Environmental Outcomes

30 September 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST via Zoom (Please contact Dr Dora Anthony for the link: danthony@uow.edu.au)

Associate Professor Sheikh Solaiman

Seminar Title: Corporate Manslaughter Laws in Singapore, Fiji and Australia: A Comparison

16 September 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST via Zoom (Please contact Dr Dora Anthony for the link: danthony@uow.edu.au)

Dr Gabriel Garcia

Seminar Title: Transoceanic Connections: a Legal Assessment of China’s and Japan’s Economic Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean [1]

[1] This presentation is part of the research project on ‘South America in the Asian Century: A Review of China’s and Japan’s Economic Engagement in the Region.’ The project was funded by the Institute of Developing Economies of the Japan External Trade Organisation (IDE-JETRO).

2 September 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST via Zoom (Please contact Dr Dora Anthony for the link: danthony@uow.edu.au)

Dr Belinda Gibbons

Seminar Title: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): An introduction and impact discussion

19 August 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST via Zoom (Please contact Dr Dora Anthony for the link: danthony@uow.edu.au)

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Webinar: Digital Currency: Technology, Challenges and Opportunities, Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Webinar: Digital Currency: Technology, Challenges and Opportunities, Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)


The University of Hong Kong together with the Standard Chartered Foundation are pleased to announce the upcoming workshop on digital currency. The world has witnessed an immense advance in digital currencies in recent years. This disruptive innovation defines new ways in which financial activities can be carried out using digital technologies. The market is responding to the reality that digital currencies, either privately or central bank issued, will be an unavoidable part of the global monetary system. This workshop aims to focus on the technologies underneath digital currencies and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by digital currencies adoption. It also seeks to provide a platform for established academics and industries to exchange their insights on the implications of digital currencies, and to encourage discussions on how the existing frameworks from the perspective of law, business and technology can be extended to incorporate this new technology-enabled development.


Registration is available HERE

(Limited number of places available; on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Workshop Overview: https://cms-a.cs.hku.hk/digitalcurrency/

e-poster:
https://cms-a.cs.hku.hk/digitalcurrency/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/poster.pdf

Inquiries: 2859 2180 / enquiry@cs.hku.hk


Relevant Readings:


After Libra, Digital Yuan and COVID-19: Central Bank Digital Currencies and the New World of Money and Payment Systems


In addition to the workshop, the HKU Faculty of Law is pleased to highlight its recent research in the field of digital currencies. In the paper, Professor Douglas Arner and co-authors discuss the relevance of digital currencies and digital payment systems in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper analyses policy issues related to the adoption of cryptocurrencies and sovereign (i.e. central bank) digital currencies. The paper argues that most central banks should focus on the transformation of existing payments systems rather than the adoption of blockchain-based money to achieve digitization-related benefits in the context of the pandemic and beyond. The paper argues that in the long run, the reshaping of domestic money and payment systems should involve cooperation between public central banks and (new and old) private entities, which together will provide the potential to build better monetary and payment systems at the domestic and international level.


Paper available at
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3622311

Les idéaux suisses brisés par la réalité chypriote: le rôle de Marcel Bridel, professeur de droit constitutionnel et de théorie institutionnelle comparée à l’Université de Lausanne il y a 60 ans – qu’est-ce qui en reste ?

Les idéaux suisses brisés par la réalité chypriote: le rôle de Marcel Bridel, professeur de droit constitutionnel et de théorie institutionnelle comparée à l’Université de Lausanne il y a 60 ans – qu’est-ce qui en reste ?

Marcel Bridel

LIre tout: https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/economie/les-id%C3%A9aux-suisses-bris%C3%A9s-par-la-r%C3%A9alit%C3%A9-chypriote/45921910

Call for Papers: Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties

Call for Papers: Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties

A call for papers has been issued for the fourth annual Young European Law Scholars Conference, which will be held on May 20-21, 2021, at the University of Zurich. The conference is organised in cooperation with the University of Zurich and the Liechtenstein Institute, and sponsored by the European Society of International Law. The theme is: “Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties.” The call is here.

« L’influence des arrêts de la CJUE du 26 février 2019 (C115/16 et C116/16) sur les jurisprudences nationales » – Webinaire, 3 septembre 2020, 10h00-11h45

« L’influence des arrêts de la CJUE du 26 février 2019 (C115/16 et C116/16) sur les jurisprudences nationales » – Webinaire, 3 septembre 2020, 10h00-11h45

Chers et chères collègues, Mesdames et Messieurs,

Le 3 septembre prochain le Centre de Politique fiscale organisera un webinaire consacré à: 

« L’influence des arrêts de la CJUE du 26 février 2019 (C115/16 et C116/16) sur les jurisprudences nationales »

Dans le cadre de ce webinaire nous analyserons la manière dont la Suisse et plusieurs tribunaux des États Membres de l’UE concrétisent la jurisprudence récente de la CJUE relative à l’abus de droit.

Du point de vue Suisse, nous porterons en particulier notre attention sur un arrêt récent rendu par le Tribunal fédéral (2C_354/2018), dans lequel notre Haute Cour s’est expressément référée à la jurisprudence européenne en ce domaine, ceci sur la base du principe de l’interprétation concordante.

À ce jour nous avons plus de 250 inscriptions à ce séminaire. Le webinaire se tiendra en anglais et l’inscription est gratuite.

Nous serions heureux de vous y accueillir le 3 septembre. 

Si vous souhaitez participer à ce webinaire vous pouvez vous inscrire à l’adresse email suivante : taxpolicy@unil.ch ou simplement vous inscrire par Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/events/webinar-afterthecjeudanishcases-domesticcaselawand/

Le panel de discussion sera composé des conférenciers suivants :

Prof. Robert J. Danon — Chair (Centre de Politique fiscale, Université de Lausanne)

Prof. Luc De Broe – Arrêts de la CJUE C-115/16 et C-116/16 (Université KU Leuven)

Prof. Daniel Gutmann – Conseil d’État arrêts no 423810 et al. (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Me Margriet Lukkien – Hoge Raad, arrêt no 18/00219, 10 janvier 2020 et Tribunal de première instance de Haarlem arrêts 2020/5317 et 2020/5318 (Avocate associée, Loyens & Loeff)

Prof. Guglielmo Maisto – Corte suprema di cassazione arrêt no 14756 (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, sede di Piacenza)

Prof. Adolfo Martin Jimenez – résolutions du Tribunal Económico-Administrativo Central (Université de Cádiz)

M. Benjamin Malek – Arrêt du Tribunal fédéral 2C_354/2018 (Centre de Politique fiscale, Université de Lausanne)

Prof. Ana Paula Dorado – Conclusion (Université de Lisbonne)

Avec mes cordiaux messages,

Robert Danon 

WEBINAR: Negotiating Multilateralism in a Changing World – 25 AUGUST | 18:15 – 19:30

WEBINAR: Negotiating Multilateralism in a Changing World – 25 AUGUST | 18:15 – 19:30

Negotiating Multilateralism in a Changing World
In June 2019 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting Member States to negotiate a UN75 Political Declaration.

Member States negotiated and finalised the declaration at a time when COVID-19 was sending health and socio-economic shockwaves across the globe. It will be adopted on 21 September 2020 during a special General Assembly session to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Join us for a conversation with the Permanent Representatives of Sweden and Qatar to the United Nations in New York.
Register now!
25 August 2020, 18:15 (UTC+2) with  Zoom

 
Together we will discuss: Key elements of the UN75 political declaration Political challenges and opportunities, in light of COVID-19, changing global trends and rising geopolitical tensions Challenges and opportunities of the virtual negotiation working methods Implications for the future of the United Nations, including the follow up mechanism that empowers the SG to work on recommendations “to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges.”
PANELISTS H.E. Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of Qatar H.E. Anna Karin Eneström, Permanent Representative of Sweden Fabrizio Hochschild, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the UN 75th AnniversaryMODERATOR Dr. Cecilia Cannon, Academic Advisor to the UN75 initiative and Co-director of the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-makingORGANISED BY Executive Master in International Negotiation & Policy-Making, Executive Education, The Graduate Institute Geneva The UN75 OfficeUN75 logo

Jun Takazawa
Senior Academic Advisor
+41 (0) 22 908 57 19
inp@graduateinstitute.ch
graduateinstitute.ch/inp

Combatting Counterfeit Medicines – Key Challenges – Monday 24 August 2020 at 14.00-15.00 on MS Teams, Webinar

Combatting Counterfeit Medicines – Key Challenges – Monday 24 August 2020 at 14.00-15.00 on MS Teams

About the webinar

Counterfeit medicines continue to be a threat to health and safety of individuals across the globe. COVID-19 and the exponential increase in the number of online sale of counterfeit medicines, disinfectants, masks and other medical equipment have further exposed the vulnerability of our supply chains and legal framework.

This webinar will explore the challenges of combatting counterfeit medicines. We will discuss specific examples and draw on experience and expertise of three key speakers who have been in the field. Join us as they share their perspectives on combatting counterfeit medicines.


Speakers:

Mr. Mickey Arieli, Israel
Founder and director of the National Division of Enforcement, Israel.
Specialises in cybercrime (virtual illegal pharmacies) and counterfeit medical devices. 

Mr. Di Giorgio Domenico, AIFA, Italy
Expert in counteracting pharmaceutical crime, AIFA.
Pharmaceutical regulation development (EU directive on falsified medicines & Medicrime Convention).

Advocate Sara Sparring, Sweden
Chairperson of the Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG)
Experienced both in and off the court, Counterfeiting and falsification of medicinal products.

Live online August 24, 2020 2.00 pm (CEST) Denmark – Copenhagen
Sign up here

Presented and moderated by
Assistant Professor Vishv Priya Kohli, CBS LAW

‘International Economic Law in a Changing World: New Approaches to Teaching Tomorrow’s Knowledge & Skills’. – 27 August September 2020 – online

The second SIEL Conversation is about ‘International Economic Law in a Changing World: New Approaches to Teaching Tomorrow’s Knowledge & Skills‘. – 27 August September 2020 – online
 

Moderator: Lisa Toheey

Speakers: 

Date: The event is scheduled for 27 August September 2020 at the following times:

  • 8 am New York time
  • 9 am Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo time
  • 1 pm am London time
  • 2 pm Brussels time
  • 3 pm Nairobi, Jerusalem time
  • 8 pm Beijing, Singapore time
  • 10 pm Sydney time

More information can be found here

Register for the event at: https://forms.gle/N2j66qUx6nqrrzCC9

The Future of Trade Policy and External Cooperation: is Soft Power Passé?, Tue 22 Sep 2020 10.00 – 17.30, Online

The Future of Trade Policy and External Cooperation: is Soft Power Passé?, Tue 22 Sep 2020 10.00 – 17.30, Online

Trade policy is back in the center of policy attention. Trade conflicts among major economies have been growing. Large trading powers are reconsidering long-held trade and investment policy stances. Political pressures are increasing to induce reshoring of global value chains to enhance ‘strategic autonomy’ and to use trade as a tool to pursue non-trade objectives. Instruments to address foreign subsidization, tax the digital economy and to use trade policy to help green the economy raise the prospects of further trade tensions. This year’s World Trade Forum brings together researchers and practitioners to reflect on recent developments and opportunities to bolster trade cooperation looking forward.

Please note: the online event will take place via ZOOM. Please register here to receive the link for the meeting: https://rscas.eu/view-form/the-future-of-trade-policy-and-external-cooperation-is-soft-power-pass/ )


Location: Online event –


Affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Type: Conference


Contact: RSCAS Conference Centre – Send a mail


Organiser: Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)


Attachment: Programme.pdf

Potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the July 16 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case

Joint Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have initiated discussions to evaluate the potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the July 16 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. This judgment declared that this framework is no longer a valid mechanism to transfer personal data from the European Union to the United States.

The European Union and the United States recognize the vital importance of data protection and the significance of cross-border data transfers to our citizens and economies. We share a commitment to privacy and the rule of law, and to further deepening our economic relationship, and have collaborated on these matters for several decades.

As we face new challenges together, including the recovery of the global economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, our partnership will strengthen data protection and promote greater prosperity for our nearly 800 million citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/08/joint-press-statement-us-secretary-commerce-wilbur-ross-and-european