The Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop, taking place online on 27 and 28 October 2022.
The Workshop will bring together PhD candidates, investment arbitration and NGO practitioners who research and practice human rights and international investment law, and senior academics and practitioners in the field. The objective is for participants to present their research in a collaborative setting, facilitating interaction and mentorship between early career and senior academics and practitioners. Each ten-minute presentation will therefore be followed by comments from a senior discussant and questions from the audience. We encourage submissions from PhD candidates at all stages of research and investment arbitration and NGO practitioners in their first five years of practice. Abstracts can outline an article in progress, thesis chapter, or research project. Presenters will also have the opportunity to publish a blog post in a themed blog symposium.
For this Workshop, the interpretation of what constitutes 'human rights and international investment law' is expansive, including issues such as climate change, fossil fuel phase out, sustainable development, labour, tax, health, water, environment, public participation, cultural heritage and more. It also includes critical approaches to and perspectives on human rights, and does not assume that a human rights approach is the best or a flawless lens through which to address international investment law.
To apply, please submit a presentation title and abstract of no more than 500 words to Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity and include five key words, your name, affiliation, contact information, CV, and time zone. We will do our best to cater for different time zones with the scheduling of the event. If you already have a senior academic or practitioner in mind to act as a discussant for your paper, please include their name with your abstract. For questions, please contact Stephanie Triefus. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 July 2022. The outcome of the application will be communicated by 15 August 2022.