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    Adebola, Titilayo

    T AdebolaDr Titilayo Adebola

    Lecturer in Law and Theme Coordinator, Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK.

    Expertise:

    Dr Adebola has expertise in international economic law, with a particular interest in intellectual property law and food and agriculture law. Her current research examines intellectual property law-making in emerging markets; the political economy of geographical indications; protection of farmer centred innovations; intersections of food systems approach, food security, food sovereignty and the right to food; and international organisations as law-makers for food and agriculture.

    Geographical coverage:

    International, regional, sub-regional and national laws, policies, principles, norms and cross-cutting issues such as trade, investment, environment, gender, human rights and sustainable development relevant to the discourse on intellectual property rights and food/agriculture.

    Policy work:

    She is currently working with research networks on intellectual property rights and food and agriculture law and policy reforms in Africa, including in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Participate in the Ad-Hoc Technical Expert Group Meetings on Farmers’ Rights organised by the Secretariat of the United Nations International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Contributed to the African Regional Consultation on the UNIDROIT- FAO-IFAD Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts.

       

    Tags
    Africa, Copyright, Developing Countries, Environment, Food and Agriculture, Free Trade Agreements, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Institutions, International Trade Law, Sustainable Development, United Kingdom

    Airey, Siobhán

    S AireyDr Siobhán Airey

    Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland. Member of UCD’s Centre for Human Rights and Business, Law and Regulation research group, as well as the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa, Canada. Member of the Law and Development Research Network.

    Expertise:

    A scholar of the nexus of law, governance and sustainable development. Combines conceptual/theoretical insight with historical, doctrinal and empirical research methods so as to better understand how these three fields create and enshrine inequality, as well as reveal possibilities to address and redress inequality in all three. Her current work examines the international governance of Official Development Assistance (ODA or development aid) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors, and more specifically the international governance of blended finance for the UN sustainable development goals. Deeply inter-disciplinary, her work draws insights and perspectives from international political economy, international relations, science and technology studies, and debates in feminism, decolonialism and critical geography.

    Geographical coverage:

    International: The international governance of sustainable development, and specifically the governance of international economic development by the OECD.

    Regional governance: EU external relations with the former colonies of EU member states via the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (2000-2020) with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and regions (ACP), and proposed Economic Partnership Agreements with ACP regional entities.

    National governance: Canada’s and Ireland’s international aid policies; governance of aid by the state in Tanzania and in the East African community.

    Policy work:

    Has previously worked and collaborated in research and public policy advocacy for national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and think tanks on international development policy, women’s equality, human rights and social inclusion in Ireland, the Netherlands, the EU and Canada. Currently is a research associate with the Transnational Institute.

     

    Tags
    Africa, Aid, Developing Countries, Development Finance, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, International Development Law and Policy, Sustainable Development

    Akinkugbe, Olabisi

    O AkinkugbeDr Olabisi Akinkugbe

    Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada. Editor, Afronomicslaw Blog.

    Expertise:

    Professor Akinkugbe uses interdisciplinary materials from political science, sociology, international development studies, economics and history to explore issues of international economic law and international development law and policy as they relate to Africa. His work also examines the role of actors, judges, courts in economic integration in Africa and how complex socio-political, historical, economic, (mega)political and legal contexts in which they are embedded shape them and their jurisprudence. He explores these issues from the national, regional and international contexts.

    Geographical coverage:

    Trade, investment and development issues as they relate to Africa and the global south.

     

    Tags
    Africa, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Trade Law

    Alessandrini, Donatella

    Professor Donatella Alessandrini

    D AllessandriniProfessor of Law and Co-director, Social Critiques of Law (SoCriL) research cluster, Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK.

    Expertise:

    International economic law, with a particular interest in international trade theory and law, critical development studies, and feminist political economy. Her current work investigates the role international economic law plays in the proliferation of global value chains, and in the unequal distribution of value between and within countries; and it aims to develop a conceptual framework that can adequately embrace productive and reproductive activities of workers involved in these chains.

    Geographical coverage:

    Trade and investment issues globally with a particular interest in how international trade and investment law and policies affect developing countries, gender, labour and the environment in the context of global value chains.

    Policy work:

    Donatella is working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments on development, investment, labour and gender issues relating to value chain trade.

    Tags
    Developing Countries, Environment, Gender, Global Value Chains, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Labour

    Ashiagbor, Diamond

    D AshiagborProfessor Diamond Ashiagbor

    Professor of Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK. Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Editorial board of London Review of International Law.

    Expertise:

    An interdisciplinary legal scholar whose work spans labour, regions, development, economic sociology of law, and law and the humanities. Diamond researches on labour and employment law – within the UK, European Union and internationally; international trade and social regionalism; law and development; regionalism (the European Union and the African Union); human rights, equality and multiculturalism. Her current research investigates the social dimension of regional economic integration and the colonial origins of contemporary labour markets.

    Geographical coverage

    Labour law, trade, development, regionalism and regional integration, with a focus on the European Union and the African Union.

    Policy work

    Diamond has worked as a senior expert/consultant to project teams for European Commission-funded studies into EU labour and equality law, and access to justice. She has served as advisor on labour law to the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    ORCID

     

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    Africa, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, Human Rights, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Labour, Sustainable Development, United Kingdom

    Azinge, Nkechikwu Valerie

    N AzingeDr Nkechikwu Valerie Azinge

    Lecturer, School of Law, University of Lincoln, UK.

    Expertise:

    International economic law, international financial regulation and international business law.

    Geographical coverage:

    Works on the interaction between global standards and local contexts with a focus on how international financial regulations affect policy adaptations in African countries and emerging economies. She focuses particularly on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorists financing regulations.

    Policy work:

    Worked with health-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs ) to improve healthcare access in Nigeria and the Commonwealth.

       

    Tags
    Developing Countries, Financial Inclusion, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Sustainable Development

    Baars, Grietje

    G BaarsDr Grietje Baars

    The City Law School, University of London, UK. Occasional faculty at the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, USA.

    Expertise:

    I work on the corporation in the global political economy and am part of an international and interdisciplinary working group on the role of law in global value chains. I recently published The Corporation, Law, and Capitalism: A Radical Perspective on the Role of Law in the Global Political Economy, (Brill 2019/Haymarket Books 2020) and The Corporation: A Critical, Multi-Disciplinary Handbook (CUP, 2017). My subject expertise lies generally in international law (public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, international criminal law, and international investment arbitration). My focus in the past years has been the field of business and human rights/corporate accountability, which I approach from a critical perspective.

    Geographical coverage:

    UK, Europe and Global.

    Policy work:

    I work on theory (specifically Marxist theory) and the intersection between theory and activism/political organising. In that context I also work on alternative organisational forms such as coops, governance and accountability in alternative contexts, and anticapitalist organising in the broadest (and deepest) sense. I work with a number of groups and networks and welcome new connections for collaborations, workshops and PhD projects. I am on the advisory board of Corporate Watch and have worked with them on several projects.

    Tags
    Regulation of Transnational Corporations, Sustainable Development, United Kingdom, Corporate Accountability, Global Value Chains, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, International Institutions, International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Investment Arbitration, Netherlands, Poverty

    Bhatt, Kinnari

    K BhattDr Kinnari Bhatt

    Legal and Compliance Officer specialising in Project Finance and Sustainability, Norinchukin Bank Europe NV, Netherlands.

    Expertise:

    International financial regulation, project finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in finance, development, finance, renewable energy, infrastructure, natural resources, land rights, accountability, private law perspectives on business and human rights. She is the author of Concessionaires, Financiers and Communities: Implementing Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Land in Transnational Development Projects (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

    Geographical coverage:

    Global.

    Policy work:

    International law expert on land rights and indigenous peoples' rights with the Independent Redress Mechanism of the Green Climate Fund. Kinnari has worked with governments, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). She is a member of the New Frontiers in Development Finance (NeF DeF project).

       

    Tags
    Environment, Finance, Indigenous Peoples, International Financial Regulation

    Connelly, Stephen

    S ConnellyDr Stephen Connelly

    Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK.

    Expertise:

    International private law of international finance, notably legal issues of credit facilities agreements, bonds, security, syndication and securitisation, derivatives, money and money equivalents, central counterparties, and banking and investment funds law and regulation. His theoretical interests include the origins of political economy and the theory of economic regulation.

    Geographical coverage:

    International finance, wherever English law is applicable.

    Policy work:

    Stephen works with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to provide detailed legal advice on matters of international finance. He has worked with Jubilee Debt Campaign on the fallout from the Mozambique tuna bond scandal, and related legislative proposals. In 2020 he advised Jubilee Debt Campaign and Oxfam on a legislative proposal to support the G20’s debt service suspension initiative. He has spoken at the UK Parliament on aspects of foreign direct investment.

     

    Tags
    Company Law, Corporate Accountability, Developing Countries, European Union, Finance, France, Germany, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Sovereign Debt, United Kingdom, United States Of America

    Cortés-Nieto, Johanna del Pilar

    J Cortes-NietoDr Johanna del Pilar Cortés-Nieto

    Profesora Principal, School of Law and a member of the Research Group in Public Law and Mutis Group (an interdisciplinary research cluster which focuses on socio-environmental conflicts ), Universidad del Rosario, Colombia.

    Expertise:

    International development, law and poverty, human rights and constitutional law. The intersections between development (policy and practice), poverty and law.

    Geographical coverage:

    A broad range of international and national issues, with a particular focus on how international economic law and development policies affect developing countries, specifically Colombia. Her current research explores how international economic law coupled with local struggles shape social and environmental impact assessments in the context of big development projects.

    Policy work:

    Has worked for the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Her work at the court focused on cases related to social and economic rights, rights of indigenous peoples and socio-environmental conflicts.

       

    Tags
    Colombia, Developing Countries, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations

    Cotula, Lorenzo

    L CotulaDr Lorenzo Cotula

    Principal Researcher in law and sustainable development at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED),UK. Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Strathclyde, UK.

    Expertise:

    Lorenzo leads research, policy work and field-level projects on the legal arenas where natural resource governance meets the global economy – cutting across land/natural resource law; international investment law; human rights; political economy of natural resources and foreign investment; and legal empowerment, citizen agency and public accountability. 

    Geographical coverage: 

    Covering issues globally, with a strong emphasis on the global south. Extensive country experience particularly in Africa and Asia.

    Policy work:

    Has worked with governments, non-governmental organisations (from big internationals to grassroots organisations), UN agencies e.g. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, European Parliament, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and regional intergovernmental organisations. Member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Expert Trade Advisory Group (ETAG) on investment.

       

    Tags
    Africa, Global Value Chains, Human Rights, International Investment Law, South-East Asia

    Davitti, Daria

    Dr Daria Davitti

    Senior Lecturer, Lund University, Faculty of Law, Sweden.Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, School of Law, UK. Head of Forced Migration Unit, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, UK. Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Natolin Campus, Warsaw, Poland.

    Expertise:

    Public international law, international human rights law, international investment law, international refugee law, health law, business and human rights, and sustainable development.

    Geographical coverage:

    Global work on international human rights protection within the context of privatisation, with a focus on the increased role of corporate non-state actors in situations of emergency, armed conflict and 'crises' of different types, including forced displacement, health emergencies and climate collapse. Currently involved in two projects: 1) "Liquid Borders", examines the privatisation and financialisation of border control, not least through refugee finance and 2) "The European Green Deal and the SDG" (with Dr Britta Sjöstedt, Lund University), examines the viability of the financial instruments promoted to fund a 'just transition' towards a greener Europe, including green and blue bonds.

    Policy work:

    Collaborates with UN Special Procedures and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on matters related to international law, health and sustainable development, international investment law, business and human rights, international refugee law.

    Tags
    Human Rights, International Investment Law, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, Sustainable Development

    de Moerloose, Stéphanie

    S de MoerlooseDr Stéphanie de Moerloose

    Professor at Escuela de Gobierno, Universidad Austral, Argentina. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellow, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Member of the Law and Development Research Network.

    Expertise:

    Law and development, with a particular interest in sustainability, affected populations’ rights and international financial institutions’ environmental and social safeguards. Her current work investigates the interpretation of indigenous peoples’ consent by international financial institutions as well as from the perspective of legal pluralism. She also analyses the private turn of development finance, especially the “maximizing private for development” approach of the World Bank, as part of the New Frontier in Development Finance (NeF DeF) project.

    Geographical coverage:

    Most issues globally with a particular interest in Latin America and Argentina.

    Policy work:

    Stéphanie has collaborated with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Traditions for Tomorrow (Traditions pour Demain) and Waterlex, and worked as a consultant for multilateral development banks on environmental and social safeguards as well as on projects' conflict resolution.

    Tags
    Aid, Development Finance, International Development Law and Policy, International Institutions, Latin America, Public-Private Partnerships, Sustainable Development

    Erdem Türkelli, Gamze

    G TurkelliDr Gamze Erdem Türkelli

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Visiting Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy Analysis (IVM-EPA), The Netherlands. Member of New Frontiers in International Development Finance (NeF DeF) project and Law and Development Research Network (LDRN).

    Expertise:

    General Subject Expertise: Has a focus on transnational human rights obligations, polycentric governance of responsibility and law and development. Current focus is on the intersection of sustainable development, human rights and development financing, focusing on the interactions between private and hybrid actors, multilateral development banks and development finance institutions on one hand and developing states and rights-holders on the other. In addition, works on children and their rights in the context of global justice debates, particularly in relation to the legal and political governance of the global economy.

    Specific Subject Expertise: Business and children’s rights, multi-stakeholder partnerships for development, EU aid policies.

    Geographical coverage:

    Works on issues at the intersection of human rights, sustainable development and development financing globally. Teaches on aid, trade and investment as cross-cutting regimes for financing development.

    Policy work:

    Has undertaken policy-oriented research for civil society actors and acted as a consultant for public institutions on human rights based approaches to development, particularly in the context of children’s rights.

    ORCID

       

    Tags
    Aid, European Union, Gender

    Fakhri, Michael

    M FakhriDr Michael Fakhri

    Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon, USA. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

    Expertise:

    Works on international food law drawing primarily from international trade law, development and human rights. Also, focuses on questions of political economy and agroecology with an emphasis on worker, indigenous peoples and peasant rights.

    Geographical coverage:

    A broad range of international and national issues, with a particular focus on the relationship between transnational labor movements, transnational social movements and international institutions. Has focused on the Levant and Arctic using TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) and critical race theory.

    Policy work:

    Current UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (2020-2023). General duties include advocacy, research and reporting. Directly engaged with national governments, civil society and international civil servants through the Food Systems Summit 2021; Committee on World Food Security; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international institutions on issues relating to trade and food.

     

    Tags
    Food and Agriculture, Free Trade Agreements, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Sustainable Development

    Fyock, Claiton

    C FyockClaiton Fyock

    PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Leicester, UK.

    Expertise:

    International economic law and law and development, more specifically the nexus between international investment law and development. Engages with the relation between capitalist notions of development and these notion’s impact on states in the global south. His work combines critical theory and political economy with international law while also exploring similar dynamics in environmental protection and the sustainable development goals.

    Geographical coverage:

    Researches the relationship between high-income capital-exporting states and low-income capital-importing states primarily from the global south. He analyses the global south states’ interaction with narratives of development present in international investment law and how the regime potentially constrains state actors’ politico-legal agency.

       

    Tags
    Developing Countries, International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration, Sustainable Development

    Gammage, Clair

    Dr Clair GammageClaire Gammage

    Senior Lecturer, Law School and Co-director of the Centre for Global Law and Innovation, University of Bristol, UK.

    Expertise:

    A scholar of law and development whose work has focused on the intersections between international trade law, human rights, gender, labour standards, environment and sustainable development. Her expertise lies in regional trade agreements and her work explores social and environmental issues that arise in the context of these regulatory frameworks. Clair’s approach is motivated by the aim to demystify legal phenomena and identify regulatory gaps which may have unexpected or adverse implications for development (broadly understood) in both the formal and informal economies. Her work highlights the need to (re)conceive international trade law as a means to development and not solely as the ends of development. She has a keen interest in jurisprudence and philosophy. Her current work is exploring the intersection between trade and gender and the idea of a gendered reading of international economic law.

    Geographical coverage:

    The EU’s external relations with developing countries in its free trade agreements (FTAs) and under the Cotonou Agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Academic lead on trade and investment cluster within an EU Horizon 2020 project, Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART), and leading their report on policy coherence for development. Recent work looks at how the UK’s future trade and development cooperation frameworks after Brexit should be constructed.

    Policy work:

    Member of a Chatham House Advisory Group for trade and human rights. Has given evidence before the UK and EU parliaments on matters relating to free trade agreements and human rights issues.

     

    Tags
    Africa, Caribbean, Environment, European Union, Gender, International Development Law and Policy, International Trade Law, Trade in Services, United Kingdom

    Gayoye, Martha

    Martha Gayoye

    PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK.

    Expertise:

    Courts, constitutionalism and gender.

    Geographical coverage:

    Sub Saharan Africa.

    Policy work:

    I have previously worked for six years with the Commission on Revenue Allocation in Kenya as a legal affairs manager, offering legal advisory on constitutional principles of revenue sharing and public finance management.

    Tags
    Africa, Gender, International Financial Regulation, Kenya

    Guntrip, Edward

    Dr Edward Guntrip

    Senior Lecturer in International Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex, UK.

    Expertise: 

    Former solicitor (Western Australia and England and Wales) specialising in dispute resolution. Research focuses on how international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement intersect with human rights. Publications have adopted doctrinal, critical and socio-legal approaches to understand why investor-state dispute settlement does not address human rights, how human rights can be introduced into the legal framework of international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement and how power influences the relationships between states, foreign investors and local populations in international investment law.

    Geographical coverage: 

    International investment law and investor-state dispute settlement generally, with a particular focus on the intersection of investment and human rights.

    Policy work: 

    Has worked with international organisations, think tanks, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Advised the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights on the human rights implications of using investor-state dispute settlement to resolve sovereign debt disputes (UN Doc A/72/153). Engaged with the UN Working Group on business and human rights on creating a human rights compatible international investment agreement (initial submission).

       

    Tags
    Human Rights, International Economic Law, International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration

    Harrison, James

    J HarrisonProfessor James Harrison

    Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK. Co-director of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice.

    Expertise:

    International trade and investment law, and the regulation of transnational corporations. He has a particular interest in how workers’ welfare, human rights and sustainable development are affected by international trade and investment law and corporative activity. His work suggests new and alternative ways of addressing those issues.

    Geographical coverage:

    Trade and investment law issues globally. Recent projects have focused on EU trade agreements with South Korea, the Caribbean and Moldova, future UK trade policy and companies who are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Taught international economic law courses in the UK and Ethiopia.

    Policy work:

    Worked with UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and inter-governmental bodies on various trade, investment and corporate regulatory projects. Recent policy-orientated work includes on trade and gender for the Women’s Budget Group, on the impacts of trade agreements on workers' lives with various organisations and human rights, trade and investment agreements in the UK parliament. He is a member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Expert Advisory Group on Trade and Sustainability and is co-convener of the Brussels-based ‘trade sustainable development group’.

     

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    Caribbean, Environment, European Union, International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, South Korea, Trade in Services, United Kingdom

    Ho, Jean

    Dr Jean HoJ Ho

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

    Expertise:

    Common and civil-law trained international lawyer who specializes in international economic law. Interested in the protection afforded by international law to contractual and property rights. Publishes widely on other aspects of international economic law. Nominated expert on the UNIDROIT Working Group on land agricultural investment contracts. An elected member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law. The first invitee to record lectures for the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law in three UN working languages – English, French, and Mandarin.

    Geographical coverage:

    Recent and forthcoming works address mostly international issues, such investor accountability under international law, and the mechanics behind assimilating mega corporations to sovereigns and the indelible yet underrated role that these corporations have played and continue to play in the making of international law.

    Policy work:

    Advised the Singapore government on legislative reform impacting curial support for international arbitration, and has been consulted on other areas of regulatory interest, such as the streamlining of civil procedure in Singapore courts and the resolution of intellectual property disputes. Currently advising several foreign governments on their investment treaty regimes.

     

    Tags
    Corporate Accountability, European Union, France, International Arbitration, International Economic Law, International Investment Law, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, South-East Asia

    La Chimia, Annamaria

    Professor Annamaria La ChimiaA La Chimia

    Professor of Law and Development and Co-Director Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Rights, Justice and Global Challenges, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK. Member of Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) and founding member of the European Association Public Private Partnership (EAPPP). Research Fellow, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

    Expertise:

    International development, sustainable public procurement law and human rights (with a special focus on aid and food procurement), international trade law and European law. Has conducted extensive research on aid, aid and migration, aid effectiveness and tied aid policies in the context of EU law and World Trade Organization (WTO) law. Interested in developing countries' procurement policies and systems within the context of administrative law reforms, aid governance and aid harmonization, investigating the role the state can play to promote development through its purchasing power. Recent work includes Public-Private Partnership(PPP)/Private Finance Initiative (PFI) within the context of aid privatisation and the promotion of PPP in developing countries. Her work lies at the intersection between public/administrative law and trade (international and European) law.

    Policy work:

    Expert advisor for the World Bank, the UK Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), for the German Agency GIZ, for the European Commission (Directorate General Trade and Directorate General Development). Consultant for the non-governmental organisation (NGO) ActionAid and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

       

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    Aid, Developing Countries, European Union, Finance, International Development Law and Policy, International Trade Law, Italy, Public Procurement, Public-Private Partnerships, United Kingdom

    Latif, Lyla

    L LatifLyla Latif 

    Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Nairobi, Kenya. CEO at Lai’Latif & Consulting. Co-founder of the Committee of Fiscal Studies at Nairobi. Executive Committee Member of the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH Alliance). PhD Researcher at the Centre for Law and Global Justice, Cardiff University. A member of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) and member of the Law Society of Kenya.

    Expertise:

    Kenyan based legal practitioner and an early career academic specialised in public finance and development. Studies the interplay between public and private institutions in the creation, allocation and movement of capital and wealth and its implication towards the realisation of rights and development needs. Has an interest in digital business models as part of a state’s domestic resource mobilisation policy and has published on issues relating to the law and governance of the international architecture on business taxation, illicit financial flows, revenue mobilisation and sustainable development.

    Geographical coverage: 

    A broad range of international and national issues, with a particular focus on how finance and development policies affect developing countries, especially the African continent. Previously she has looked at the role of international financial regulation in addressing the tax and development disparities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Kenya. She has also extensively researched on the regulation of Fintech in the global south and transnational corporate tax evasion practices that erode developing countries tax base. Her current work explores the impact of bottom up community fiscal governance on financing health as a shared responsibility under human rights scholarship and the Islamic fiscal system.

    Policy work:

    Has worked with international organisations and international and national civil society groups and think tanks on issues relating to finance, development and institutional change. She has recently collaborated with the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) advised the UN Economic Commission for Africa on leveraging private flows from digital technology to finance SDGs. Her publications can be accessed here.

       

    Tags
    Africa, Aid, Developing Countries, Development Finance, Digital Technologies, Finance, Human Rights, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Public-Private Partnerships, Sustainable Development, Tax Law

    Linarelli, John

    Professor John Linarelli

    Professor of Law, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, USA.

    Expertise:

    International economic law. Global justice. Inequality. Debt and access to credit. Law and finance. Moral and political philosophy. Methods.

    Geographical coverage:

    Global with some emphasis on China.

    Policy work:

    Various development banks, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). 

    Tags
    Finance, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Sovereign Debt

    Luque Macias, Maria Jose

    M J L MaciasDr Maria Jose Luque Macias

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Law Faculty, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Committee’s member of the Latin American Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

    Expertise:

    International Investment Law (IIL) and its intersection with human rights law, and the regulation of transnational corporations. Interested in regional economic integration. Has extensively researched about the historical, legal and policy developments relating to investment protection within Latin America, including investor-state and inter-state settlement of investment disputes. A central undertaking of her research has been exploring mechanisms to strengthen the human rights-related regulatory duties of Latin American countries in IIL.

    Geographical coverage:

    Works on the interaction of investment, human rights and business and human rights regime in the Latin American context. Her current project explores the environmental dimension of human rights states’ obligations (in a comparative regional perspective) and corporations’ responsibility to respect.

    Tags
    Human Rights, International Investment Law, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations

    Macmillan, Fiona

    Professor Fiona MacmillanF Macmillan

    Professor, School of Law, Birkbeck University of London, UK. Director of Birkbeck’s LLM in International Economic Law, Justice and Development. Visiting Professor, Department of Law, University of Roma Tre and School of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. One of the managing editors of Law and Critique.

    Expertise:

    International economic law, intellectual property and cultural property, with a particular interest in the way in which the operation of these areas of law impact on issues around development and the protection of the environment. Her work is located at the intersection(s) of critical legal theory, political economy and discourses of post-coloniality. Her current research project considers the relationship between intellectual and cultural property and the way in which this relationship impacts on political questions around the relationship between market and community.

    Geographical coverage:

    Issues arising globally in the contexts of international economic law, intellectual property and cultural property. She focuses on the way in which these areas of law are shaped by their interaction with global movements of capital.

    Policy work:

    Worked with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and inter-governmental agencies on issues of post-colonial justice, development and the protection of the environment in the context of international economic law, and intellectual and cultural property law.

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    Australia, Copyright, Cultural Heritage, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Italy, United Kingdom

    McHugh-Russell, Liam

    L McHugh-RussellDr Liam McHugh-Russell

    Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada. Member, Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, McGill University, Canada.

    Expertise:

    International development law and policy, with a focus on the interactions between labour law and development, corporate governance, and the international politics of development governance. Current work addresses how conflict over the content and structure of development policy in international institutions is mediated through struggles between diverse knowledge communities, using case studies of ‘informality’ at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank’s Doing Business project.

    Geographical coverage:

    Liam’s work is primarily concerned with the ways in which local law and policy in developing countries is shaped by international institutions, global political economy and dominant knowledge practices, especially by the fields of law and economics, corporate governance and labour law .

    Policy work:

    Liam has been a consultant at the ILO in Geneva, working on research concerned with ILO procedural and constitutional issues.

     

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    Canada, Corporate Accountability, Developing Countries, Finance, International Development Law and Policy, International Institutions, Labour

    Mouan, Liliane

    Dr Liliane Mouan

    Lecturer Emerging Markets and Associate Course Director, Coventry University, UK. Associate Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King's College London, where she coordinates the Global Supply Chain Law and Governance Research Network.

    Expertise

    An interdisciplinary scholar whose research interests lie at the intersection of law and political economy. Her primary research focus is on the role and complexities of transparency in transnational regulatory governance - with a focus on labour, tax and natural resource governance. She combines this with a strong interest in corruption and illicit financial flows, Africa’s international economic relations, the developmental impacts of large infrastructure projects, and public procurement and human rights. She recently co-led an exploratory research project on "Integrity, Human Rights and Public Procurement in Energy Projects in Brazil" funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and is co-editor of a recent openDemocracy expert discussion that examines, among other things, the impacts of EU development aid on African migration.

    Policy work

    Worked as a researcher and consultant for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Transparency International. Contributed to a 2018 report published by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) titled Seeing Through Transparency: Making Corporate Accountability Work for Workers. Currently serves as an adviser for Amnesty International’s regional office for East and Southern Africa and is a member of the Extractive-Led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) Community of Practice managed by the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.

       

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    Africa, Developing Countries, European Union, Finance, Free Trade Agreements, Global Value Chains, Human Rights, International Financial Regulation, International Trade Law, Investment Contracts, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, Tax Law

    Musa, Shavana

    S MusaDr Shavana Musa

    Lecturer in International Law, University of Manchester, UK. Visiting Professor, China-EU School of Law, China University of Political Science, China. Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, USA.

    Expertise:

    Public international law, international dispute resolution, business and human rights, international economic law, international investment law, security law and sustainable development.

    Geographical coverage:

    Global work on the implementation of human rights within industry practices and trade and investment agreements. Current joint project with Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) around Sustainability and Human Rights Impact Assessment (SIAs) and investment treaties.

    Policy work:

    Advises international organisations, governments and industry on international law, business human rights and global disputes.

     

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    Human Rights, International Arbitration, International Economic Law, International Investment Law, Sustainable Development

    Natile, Serena

    S NatileDr Serena Natile

    School of Law, Brunel University, UK. Early career editor for the International Journal of Law in Context. A member of the Inclusionary Practices and of the Mapping Digital Humanitarianism projects.

    Expertise:

    Mainly in the areas of law and development, global political economy and gender studies. Brings together socio-legal enquiry, critical political economy analysis and feminist decolonial approaches to examine the social implications of development and humanitarian interventions as shaped by the rise of digital technologies. Engages with questions of coloniality, social reproduction and redistribution and, more generally, with the relationship between law and social justice. Recently published the book The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion: Mobile Money, Gendered Walls for the RIPE Series in Global Political Economy of Routledge. Interested in critical and radical pedagogies and discussions around decolonising and repairing the curriculum.

    Geographical coverage:

    The interactions between global dynamics and local contexts. She has worked with grassroots groups and marginalised communities in Kenya, Brazil, Ghana, Uganda and Italy. Her current project investigates the distributive dynamics of digital platforms and the possibility to create a New Digital Economic Order that re-enacts the politics of the postcolonial New International Economic Order (NIEO).

    Policy work: 

    Work is inspired by collaborations with fellow activists and local communities. Has worked with the migration, asylum and borders unit of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union (2010) and for the EU-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative in Brussels (2011). Has collaborated with various gender rights organisations in Italy, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Brazil.

       

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    Brazil, Developing Countries, Digital Technologies, European Union, Financial Inclusion, Gender, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Kenya, Public-Private Partnerships, United Kingdom

    Novitz, Tonia

    T NovitzProfessor Tonia Novitz

    Professor of Labour Law, University of Bristol, UK. Chair of the steering committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) and UK representative on the advisory board of International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW).

    Expertise:

    International labour law, international and EU trade law, human rights, sustainable development, legal theory.

    Geographical coverage:

    International regulation of trade in goods and services, considering labour conditionality as well as effects on work and workers. Also engaged in research into sustainability and sustainable development clauses in trade instruments and policy. Investigating issues of collective worker representation and voice within international institutions and other settings.

    Policy work:

    Has assisted and/or worked on projects with the International Labor Rights Forum (US), the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Has engaged in a variety of funded projects addressing different aspects of trade and labour, including an EU Horizon 2020 Project ‘Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade’ (SMART) and a Swedish Research Council Project on regulation for sustainable labour markets.

     

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    European Union, Free Trade Agreements, Global Value Chains, Human Rights, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Labour, New Zealand, Poverty, Sustainable Development, Trade in Services, United Kingdom

    Patricio Ferreira Lima, Karina

    K Ferreira-LimaKarina Patricio Ferreira Lima

    PhD Researcher at Durham Law School, UK. Modern Law Review Scholar. A member of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL) and of the Law and Global Justice (LGJ) research cluster at Durham Law School, UK. Affiliated to the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL) and the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

    Expertise

    Global economic governance, international financial institutions, and the international and domestic legal infrastructures of money and finance. Has a particular interest in the role of law in development, innovation and environmental sustainability strategies. Has a solid knowledge in the fields of international monetary law, sovereign debt and sovereign insolvency.

    Geographical coverage

    Works mostly on issues of global governance, including the interaction between international, transnational and domestic legal infrastructures. As it regards domestic legal infrastructures, has a particular interest in Latin America.

    Policy work

    Worked with governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on issues of global economic and labour governance.

       

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    International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Latin America

    Paul, Harpreet Kaur

    H PaulHarpreet Kaur Paul

    PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK. Solicitor, REDRESS (an anti-torture litigation NGO), UK. Co-Director at People & Planet and Deputy Representative to the UN (New York) at Amnesty International.

    Expertise:

    A scholar of the nexus of law and sustainable governance. Harpreet aims to combine conceptual and theoretical insight with doctrinal and empirical research methods so as to better understand how these fields create and enshrine inequality, as well as reveal possibilities to address and redress the root causes of inequality. Deeply inter-disciplinary, her work draws insights and perspectives from international political economy, international relations, science and technology studies and debates in intersectionality, anti-colonialism and critical geography.

    Geographical coverage:

    International: The international governance of climate change through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with a particular interest in climate financing that aims to repair and redress the adverse impacts of climate change. Harpreet also explores the role of non-UNFCCC international bodies, such as the UN Human Rights treaty bodies in aiming to address the justice aspects of climate governance.

    Regional governance: Regional human rights mechanisms (Europe, Latin America, Africa) and their jurisprudence relating to climate change and human rights law.

    Policy work:

    Harpreet led the drafting of the Civil Society Review's 2019 report Can Climate Change Fuelled Loss And Damage Ever Be Fair? which was launched and distributed at the UNFCCC's 25th Conference of Parties (COP) held in Madrid in December 2019. She also wrote the April 2019 ActionAid report Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test. In 2016, she was the Peter Harris Trust Fellow at the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group where she developed research papers to inform policy positions on the role of public procurement in protecting workers' human rights and progressing sustainable sourcing.

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    Climate Change , Corporate Accountability, Development Finance, Environment, Human Rights, International Development Law and Policy, International Environmental Law, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, Sustainable Development

    Perrone, Nicolás M

    N PerroneDr Nicolas M. Perrone

    Research Professor of International Law, Universidad Andrés Bello, Viña del Mar, Chile.

    Expertise:

    The global economy and law, particularly international investment, trade and multinational corporations. My research looks at how the law is implicated in the economy, uncovering the distributive and normative effects that present rules have on states, corporations and people, especially local communities. Most of my work has focused on international investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), examining the history, interpretation and purpose of this legal regime. Recently, I have begun a new project looking into speed and social acceleration as part of a new vocabulary to understand the relations between the global economy and law.

    Geographical coverage:

    My research takes the global economy as a complex network of social relations, involving the global, national and local levels. Most of the national and local cases studies and evidence underpinning my work come from Latin America.

    Policy work:

    I have worked or consulted for several international organisations and Latin American governments. I collaborate with several think tanks, being presently involved in a project to rethink international trade for a consortium of social organisations.

     

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    Corporate Accountability, Free Trade Agreements, Global Value Chains, International Economic Law, International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Investment Arbitration, Investment Contracts, Labour, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations

    Picciotto, Sol

    S PicciottoProfessor Sol Picciotto

    Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University Law School, UK. Senior Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development ,Institute of Development Studies, UK. Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK. Visiting Professor at the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE),University of Warwick, UK.

    Expertise:

    International economic and business law and regulation, particularly international business taxation and including international intellectual property, international regulation of finance, illicit financial flows, the offshore financial secrecy and tax haven system.

    Geographical coverage:

    Taxation of international business in developing countries, particularly in Africa, as well as the EU and UK.

    Policy work:

    Reform of international tax rules especially through the G20/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) project on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS); coordinator of the BEPS Monitoring Group; senior adviser, Tax Justice Network; member of steering group of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).

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    Developing Countries, Finance, Intellectual Property Law, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, Tax Law

    Prieto-Rios, Enrique

    Dr Enrique Prieto-Rios

    EP-RSchool of Law, Research Group in International Law and the Research Director at the School of Law - Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Visiting Lecturer at the School of Law, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Visiting Fellow at the Osgoode School of Law, York, UK. Visiting Fellow at the School of Law, University of Warwick and a Sessional Lecturer at the Birkbeck School of Law.

    Expertise:

    International economic law specifically, international investment law and business and human rights. Special interest in the existent crossroads between international economic law, coloniality, development, capitalism and neoliberalism.

    Geographical coverage:

    International issues with direct impact on domestic policies and legislation with a particular focus on the effects of international economic law upon the so called Third World using the lenses of decolonial theory.

    Policy work:

    Has been director of the British and Colombian Lawyers Association (BRICOL), intern at the International Bar Association (IBA) and a consultant for law firms in Bogotá and in London.

       

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    Colombia, Developing Countries, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, United Kingdom

    Rahaman, Mizanur

    M RahamanDr Mizanur Rahaman

    Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies (CPGLS), Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.

    Expertise:

    Global expansion of intellectual property law, specifically issues surrounding patent law and propertisation of bio-genetic resources and traditional knowledge, geographical indications (GIs) and collective claims over intangible cultural heritage in developing countries. Dr Rahaman also works on international trade law and social issues, specifically the conjunctions and disjunctions between trade, investment, development and the protection of socio-economic rights. Current work explores the global expansion of patent law and geographical indications, the emergence of new forms and spaces of property rights, shifting norms of intellectual property enforcement, protection in free trade agreements (FTAs) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs).

    Geographical coverage:

    Critical and contemporary issues in intellectual property law, specifically patent and geographical indications, both global and local, with a particular focus on India and developing countries. Recent work investigates issues in connection with investment law, in particular, how BITs have affected the land rights of ethnic tribes in Ethiopia and struggles to protect socio-cultural rights.

    Policy work:

    Worked with and assisted a number of grassroots non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the southern part of Ethiopia, specifically in framing strategies to contest the privatisation of land by foreign corporations; and issues surrounding the claim of property rights by ‘internally displaced persons’ (IDPs).

     

    Tags
    Africa, Biodiversity, Cultural Heritage, Developing Countries, Environment, Free Trade Agreements, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property Law, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Sustainable Development

    Sekalala, Sharifah

    S SekalalaDr Sharifah Sekalala

    Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK.

    Expertise:

    Global health law; infectious disease, international organisations, global health financing, gender, digital health.

    Geographical coverage:

    Sub Saharan Africa.

    Policy work:

    Worked with international organisations such as World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Working with the British Medical Association on human rights in a post COVID world (1-year project). Maastricht 1V group advising on health rights: Human rights obligations for future generations and Nuffield Council on Bio ethics: Working Group Research on Global Health Emergencies.

     

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    Africa, Gender, Global Health Law, International Institutions

    Sierra-Camargo, Jimena

    J S-CDr Jimena Sierra-Camargo

    Research Associate Professor, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Colombia. Adjunct Lecturer, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Visiting Researcher Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, UK. Visiting Researcher Fellow, Centre for Critical International Law, Kent Law School, The University of Kent, UK.

    Expertise:

    International law, transnational law, critical development studies, human rights and legal aesthetics. Her work investigates mainly the role international law and development policies play in the shaping of rule of law in the global south, and in the emerging of social and environmental conflicts strongly connected to development discourses transplanted in the global south; and how it reproduces colonial legacies that revives and updates the inequalities between South and North.

    Geographical coverage:

    Human Rights, socio-legal methods and development issues, with a particular interest in how international law and development discourses practices and policies impact developing countries and define the uses of space within a global political economy.

    Policy work:

    Jimena has worked with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations and public institutions such as the Ombudsman Office in Colombia, on human rights, international law, public law and social and environmental conflicts related to development issues.

       

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    Colombia, Developing Countries, Environment, Human Rights, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Latin America, Regulation of Transnational Corporations

    Simo, Regis Y

    R SimoDr Regis Y. Simo 

    Senior Researcher, Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

    Expertise:

    Works on international economic law, especially, world trade law, law and development and African regional integration. His work also explores non-economic concerns such as labour standards, environment and sustainable development issues. With expertise in regional trade agreements, his recent and forthcoming works analyse legal and policy issues emerging from the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

    Geographical coverage:

    Global trade and investment issues. Also interested in EU’s external relations with developing countries under the Cotonou Agreement, the future UK trade policy with Africa, as well as the US trade relations with African countries under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) and future free trade agreements (FTAs). Studies Francophone and Anglophone Africa and issues relating to African continental economic integration.

    Policy work:

    Has worked as consultant in several donor-funded trade-related technical assistance projects in Africa, particularly issues relating to trade in services, trade facilitation and regional trade agreements.

       

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    Caribbean, Developing Countries, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation, International Institutions, International Trade Law, Sustainable Development, Trade in Services, United Kingdom, United States Of America

    Tan, Celine

    Dr Celine TanC Tan

    Reader in the School of Law, University of Warwick, UK. Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at Warwick. A fellow of the Warwick Institute for Global Sustainable Development and a member of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN).

    Expertise:

    Works on the intersections between international economic law and international development policy and practice. Has an interest in the relationship between law, international finance, sovereign debt and international development and has published on issues relating to the law and governance of the international financial architecture, sovereign debt, climate change and sustainable development, the role of international financial institutions and human rights.

    Geographical coverage: 

    A broad range of international and national issues, with a particular focus on how international economic law, financial regulation and development policies affect developing countries, especially low-income countries. Her current project explores the law and governance implications of the new financial architecture for financing sustainable development.

    Policy work:

    Has worked with international organisations and international and national civil society groups and think tanks on issues relating to social and economic development and human rights. She and other Warwick colleagues recently advised the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights on the complicity of international financial institutions (IFIs) for human rights violations caused by their policies and operations. She has also published policy briefs on development finance and expert opinions on accountability mechanisms of international financial institutions.

       

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    Public-Private Partnerships, South-East Asia, Sovereign Debt, Trade in Services, United Kingdom, Aid, Brazil, Corporate Accountability, Developing Countries, European Union, Finance, Financial Inclusion, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law, International Financial Regulation

    Tzouvala, Ntina

    N TzouvalaDr Ntina Tzouvala

    Senior Lecturer, Australian National University College of Law, Australian National University, Australia. Member of the editorial collective of the Third World Approaches to International Law Review.

    Expertise:

    Dr Tzouvala focuses on the political economy of international law. She has written extensively on the judicialisation of international trade and investment law as well as on questions of international territorial administration. She is particularly interested in the distributional effects of international legal fields that are not often analysed in terms of political economy, such as the law on the use of force (jus ad bellum). She is currently working on a new project on international economic law, race/ism and material (in)equality.

    Geographical coverage:

    She is interested in the ways in which national, regional and international legal systems interact in shaping global political economy. She especially focuses on instances of internationalisation of economic decision-making and on its impact for democracy, equality and social justice.

    Policy work:

    Dr Tzouvala is Senior Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Her work focuses on the way international law shapes commodity chains and enables the concentration of power in the food sector.

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    Corporate Accountability, Food and Agriculture, Global Value Chains, International Development Law and Policy, International Economic Law

    Van Ho, Tara

    Dr Tara Van Ho

    Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex, UK. Co-director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project within the Essex Human Rights Centre, UK.

    Expertise:

    Bridges the gap between corporate law, international investment law, human rights law, tort law, the laws of armed conflict and transitional justice, considering how these areas can and should interact so as to operationalise human rights standards in the modern business context. Particularly interested in how investment law specifically, and international economic law and modern company law generally, can impact issues of peace and stability, institutionalise war crimes and embed privileges. Has published works on how investment agreements and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) can impact land restitution processes, remedial processes for business impacts on human rights, and the human rights responsibilities of various legal actors, including financial actors such as mutual funds.

    Geographical coverage:

    Works on issues of investment, business and human rights globally. Has contributed to works on the human rights, labour and environmental impacts of European corporations in Nigeria, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Palestine.

    Policy work:

    Principle drafter of principles for financially supporting reconstruction efforts in post-conflict states. Has worked in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to advocate for stronger rules and regulations for businesses in Palestine, Colombia and Europe. Has advised the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and has informed discussions on the proposed binding treaty on business and human rights.

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    Africa, Company Law, Conflict and Transitional Justice, Corporate Accountability, Free Trade Agreements, Human Rights, International Institutions, International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Investment Arbitration, Investment Contracts, Palestine, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, South Asia

    Vargiu, Paolo

    P VargiuDr Paolo Vargiu

    Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester, UK.

    Expertise:

    Dual trained (common and civil law) public international lawyer with extensive experience in investment law, international commercial arbitration and human rights. Particularly interested in the role and functions of arbitrators and the global effects of bilateral investment treaties and arbitral awards. Current projects in progress deal with the critique of multilateral approaches to international investment agreements, the social and psychological underpinnings of commercial arbitration and the recognition of disabled individuals as persons in international law. Speaks English, Italian and Spanish.

    Geographical coverage:

    His work mainly addresses global issues, with particular attention to bilateral regulation of economic and business relationships. Past projects have addressed region-specific issues of investment regulation in sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and continental Europe.

    Policy work:

    Advised a number of national and local chambers of commerce on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, the establishment of commercial arbitration rules and matters of equality, diversity and inclusion. Currently advising several civil liberties groups and no-governmental organisations (NGOs) on discrimination matters, with particular focus on the treatment of disabled individuals internationally and nationally.

       

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    Africa, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, Human Rights, International Arbitration, International Institutions, International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration, Italy, United Kingdom

    Williams, Yentyl

    Y WilliamsYentyl Williams

    PhD Researcher, School of Law, University of Bristol, UK.

    Expertise:

    Yentyl‘s research focuses on ‘The EU and Innovation in International Trade - A case study of the Intellectual Property (IP) provisions on Geographical Indications (GI) in the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)’. Her academic areas of research include international economic law, World Trade Organization (WTO) and international trade law, EU law, globalisation and food policies, Caribbean, indigenous and marginalised methodologies.

    Geographic coverage:

    Yentyl’s academic and policy work has concentrated predominantly on trade law between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, including extensive field research across the regions. Yentyl has also worked on EU coordination in fragile states, particularly with field work in Niger and Palestine.

    Policy work:

    Yentyl has several years of work experience on EU relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states, in the public (European Commission, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)) and private sector (consulting), as well as in academia (Ghent University; PhD at Bristol University).

    Yentyl is also founder and director of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Young Professionals Network (ACP YPN) which works on youth inclusion in policy-making. Yentyl represents the network in their membership of the EU-Cariforum Consultative Committee at the European Economic and Social Committee monitoring the trade agreement between the EU and Caribbean countries.

       

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    Africa, Caribbean, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Law, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Palestine

    Yilmaz Vastardis, Anil

    A VastardisDr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis

    Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex, UK. Co-director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project within the Essex Human Rights Centre, UK.

    Expertise:

    Bridges the gap between corporate law, international investment law, human rights law, labour law and tort law, examining how these areas can and should interact so as to operationalise human rights standards in the modern business context. Particularly interested in reimagining business regulation so as to alleviate the adverse impacts of the privileges of capital embedded in the law on human rights and welfare of communities. Has published works on parent-subsidiary relationships in the business and human rights context, non-financial reporting, duty of care in supply chain relationships, human rights in investment contracts and the embedded inequalities in the investment treaty regime.

    Geographical coverage:

    Works on the interaction of investment, business and human rights regimes issues globally. Has contributed to works on human rights, labour and environmental impacts of European corporations in Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    Policy work:

    Currently working with the CORE Coalition on the development of a mandatory human rights due diligence law for businesses based in the UK. Has worked in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and law firms based in the UK and Germany on business and human rights litigation and policymaking.

     

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    Corporate Accountability, Developing Countries, European Union, International Economic Law, International Institutions, International Investment Law, Regulation of Transnational Corporations, Turkey, United Kingdom

    Zhang, Kangle

    Z KangleKangle Zhang

    Researcher at Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland. Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of International Law, Peking University, China (starting from September 2020).

    Expertise

    International finance; international financial institutions; financial market operations; international law; law and development; international environmental law. My current work focuses on income and wealth inequality that is linked to the workings of international finance and explores the potential of international law in addressing inequality.

    Geographical coverage

    Financial market operations internationally. Sovereign debt related issues in the global south. The ideational history of liberalism in the North Atlantic. US financial market operations and regulations. The centrality of New York state law and English common law in international finance.

     

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    East Asia, Finance, Gender, International Development Law and Policy, International Financial Regulation, Poverty, Sovereign Debt, Sustainable Development