Welcome to The IEL Collective Blog & Resources page. Here you will find things we have written, ideas we have and are generating, policy issues we wish to raise and contribute towards, resources we think you might like and videos and podcasts that we would like to share with you. If you would like to contribute to our community resources, please drop us a line to:ielcollective at warwick dot ac dot uk or via Twitter @iel_collective We would love to hear from you.
Our inuaugral conference held at the University of Warwick from 6 - 7 November 2019 was attended by almost 80 colleagues from all over the world. The depth and richness of the presentations and discussions at the conference were second to none. We promised to bring the conference to those who could not make it and our three-part blog symposia is way of us doing so.
the symposia is edited by Dr Clair Gammage, School of Law, University of Bristol and Dr Amaka Vanni, Independent Scholar and President-Elect, African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) . The symposia is published by AfronomicsLaw and University of Bristol Law School Blog.
We would like to thank AfronomicsLaw editors Olabisi Akinkugbe, James Gathii, Nthope Mapefane and Titilayo Adebola and Lee McConnell and all at the University of Bristol Law School Blog for their support in publishing this symposia.
We are launching this Medium publication so that we can individually and collectively publish works that highlight the challenges, problems and opportunities for international economic law as it is broadly defined. Spanning international trade, development, financing, intellectual property, investment law, and business and human rights, our scholars are working together to challenge the status quo and ensure law and public policy work effectively for people and communities.
Our first article is on International Economic Law and COVID-19. In this intervention, we, members of The IEL Collective, reflect on (some of) the ways in which IEL is intermingled with the problematic patterns of globalized production and consumption underpinning the slow responses and rapid spread of COVID-19; and the ways in which we could respond to this crisis in a more globally just and sustainable way.
The IEL Collective will be launching a project to collate thoughts, ideas and reflections on this reimagination. If you would like to contribute to our project, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
This article was written collectively by Donatella Alessandrini, School of Law, University of Kent; Daria Davitti, Faculty of Law, Lund University and School of Law, University of Nottingham; Luis Eslava, School of Law, University of Kent; Clair Gammage, School of Law, University of Bristol; Annamaria La Chimia, School of Law, University of Nottingham; Serena Natile, School of Law, Brunel University London; Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima, School of Law, University of Durham; Celine Tan, School of Law, University of Warwick; Tara Van Ho, School of Law, University of Essex; Amaka Vanni, Independent Scholar and President-Elect, African Society of International Economic Law; Paolo Vargiu, School of Law, University of Leicester; and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, School of Law, University of Essex.
The IEL Collective has launched a YouTube channel to share our thoughts and ideas through a series called IEL Collective Conversations. Our first series is on the intersections of international economic law and the COVID-19 pandemic but we hope to chat about other things IEL-related in due course.
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 1
International Economic Law, the Constitution of the Global Economy & the COVID-19 Pandemic with Luis Eslava and Tara Van Ho
In this video, Luis Eslava (Kent Law School) and Tara Van Ho (Essex Law School and Human Rights Centre) discuss two issues stemming from the intersection of international economic law and the COVID-19 pandemic. Luis and Tara talk about some of the issues that we raised in our collective article on Internatioanl Economic Law and COVID-19
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 2
International Economic Law, COVID-19 Responses and this Thing We Call Policy Space with Luis Elsava, Celine Tan and Tara Van Ho
In this video, Luis Eslava (Kent Law School), Celine Tan (Warwick Law School) and Tara Van Ho (Essex Law and Human Rights) discuss responses to the COVI-10 panademic reveal the asymmetries of the legal framework of international economic law, including responses by countries in the global north to restrict incoming investment flows, options that are not open to developing countries in the global south.
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 3
COVID-19, International Economic Law and Inequality
In this video, Serena Natile (Brunel Law School), Celine Tan (Warwick Law School) and Paolo Vargiu (Leicester Law School) discuss how inequalities manifest in, and are exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic, and how international economic law influences and exacerbates these realities.
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 4
International Economic Law, Public Health and COVID19
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 5
COVID19, International Economic Law and the Right to Food
Luis Eslava (Kent Law School) hosts Michael Fakhri (Oregon Law School), the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Clair Gammage (Bristol Law School), and Annamaria La Chimia (University Nottingham School of Law) in our 5th IEL Collective Conversation. COVID-19 has raised several human rights challenges for governments and international economic law. In this conversation, Luis, Michael, Clair and Annamaria consider how a human rights-based approach to food would alter current approaches to trade, and what lessons we can learn from the current pandemic.
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 6
COVID19, Digital Technologies and International Economic Law
Serena Natile (Brunel Law School) hosts Jeremmy Okonjo (QMUL Law and Kent Law) and Lyla Latif (University of Nairobi Law School and Cardiff Law and Global Justice Centre) in a discussion about the impact of digital technologies and international economic law on the coronavirus response.
IEL Collective Conversations Episode 7
COVID19 and International Investment Law (featuring Professor M Sornarajah)
Paolo Vargiu (Leicester Law School) hosts M Sornarajah (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore), Jean Ho (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore) and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis (Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre) in a discussion about the potential impact of investment law on states as they struggle to address the COVID-19 crisis.
Amanda Perry-Kessaris curated this lovely exhibition of The IEL Pop-Up Collection, a collection of everyday objects that represent facets of international economic law. Find out more here.