June 10, 2016 - 12:00 am
June 11, 2016 - 12:00 am
On June 10-11, 2016, IIEL hosted the 16th Annual WTO Conference in Geneva, a “can’t miss” event addressing cutting-edge international economic law developments of interest to academics and practitioners alike. Originally established in 2000 through a partnership between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL), the 2016 program was organized jointly by BIICL, IIEL, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL).
Power Point Presentations from the 2016 WTO Conference are available here.
Tribute Panel: to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Georgetown University Professor John H. Jackson, who passed away in 2015, this year’s Geneva Conference featured a special tribute at the WTO Headquarters in honor of Professor Jackson and Ambassador Julio Lacarte Muró.
Tribute Panel Photographs & Remarks by WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in honour of Professor John Jackson and Ambassador Julio Lacarte Muró are here.
The Tribute Panel video proceedings are available here.
Michael Gadbaw, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economic Law; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law (Moderator)
Luiz Olavo Baptista, Former Member and Chairman of the Appellate Body, WTO (video)
Jane Bradley, Former Executive Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law
Thomas Cottier, Emeritus Professor, University of Bern
William Davey, Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law Emeritus, University of Illinois, College of Law
Dr. h.c. Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, Former Member and Chairman of the Appellate Body, WTO; Senior Counsel, WilmerHale
Jennifer Hillman, Former Member of the Appellate Body, WTO; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economic Law & Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law
We also are pleased to announce that 2016’s event features several “New Voices,” rising stars of international economic law. Nearly eighty scholars submitted papers for consideration as a “New Voice,” in response to our Call for Papers 2016 – WTO Conference 27 Jan.
Special thanks to our Event Sponsors: