This conference invites scholars to consider the ways in which trade and investment law can promote and block sustainability.
Exploring legal drivers and barriers to sustainability
The aim of this conference is to consider the interaction between public international law and private law in this field (as well as between hard and soft law) from the perspective of ‘sustainability’. We can understand ‘sustainability’ as ‘Development that meets the needs of the present while safeguarding Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends.’ (Griggs et al, 2013) Yet, the means by which to achieve that objective, including the balance between environmental, economic and social pillars, remains contested. This conference explores the controversies that have arisen regarding the legal drivers for and barriers to achievement of sustainability. We have invited scholars with in depth expertise in public international law, international economic law, international human rights law, international environmental law, development, international labor law, investment law, financial securities law, EU external relations, corporate law and corporate governance.
Participation at the Conference
In order to secure a place at the Conference, please register here by 1 May 2017.
Call for papers
Call for papers (deadline expired)
The event will be accompanied by an internal meeting for SMART partners on 8 May and Workshop on 11 May. More information on this will follow.