WCP Workshop on Methodological issues in International Economic Law: Integrating South Asian Perspectives
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
On December 21, 2022 (10am (IST)), at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) campus, HMT Colony, North Kalamassery, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 683503, WCP Chair in India will hold a WCP Workshop on Methodological issues in International Economic Law: Integrating South Asian Perspectives.
Although International Economic Law has acquired considerable salience over the past decades, South Asia’s contributions to this rapidly evolving area has been marginal. While referring to methodological issues, we focus on rule-making and identification of sources as well as methods and perspectives on legal interpretation of International Economic Law literature. Methodological challenges mainly arise from understudied and inadequately examined notions of justice and principles of governance that find reflections in International Economic Law treaty texts. South Asian countries have rich and unique histories and cultural practices that can add new facets to the evolving areas of International Economic Law. Also, the concerns of South Asia with respect to issues such as food security, energy security, indigenous rights, etc., find limited attention in International Economic Law discussions.
The methodological issues associated with International Economic Law can be divided into five broad areas (1) non-trade areas; (2) non-state actors; (3) critical approaches; (4) multilevel constitutionalism; and (5) multilateralism and PTAs. The workshop will focus on how methodology serves as an effective means of understanding the recent developments in International Economic Law and how research should account for the changes in rules and governance structures.
More information in the flyer enclosed.