Workshop "International Commodity Law"
In cooperation with FOKOS (University of Siegen), the Europa-Institute of the University of the Saarland and the Swiss Branch of the International Law Association, the LLM Programme in International Economic and Commercial Law at the Centre for Comparative, European and International Law of the University of Lausanne organizes a one-day event on legal aspects of international commodity trade and investment.
Vendredi 26 février 2016 (9h00 - 17h00) - Internef UNIL - Dorigny - 231S'inscrire du 4 janvier 2016 au 19 février 2016
Participantion is free of charge but registration at firstname.lastname@example.org absolutely necessary.
9:30 - 9:45 Opening and welcome address
9:45 - 10:30 "Introduction to the regulatory body of commodity law" (Marc Bungenberg, Europa-Institut Saarbrücken; University of Lausanne)
10:30 - 11:15 "Liability of TNCs in commodity law, including tax law: an overview" (Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, CDE/WTI, University of Bern)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15 "Human Rights and commodity trade and extraction" (Markus Krajewski, University of Erlangen)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break (Speakers invited)
14:00 - 14:45 "Mini-Panel" on "Commodities and Africa" Two short presentations (10-15 min), followed by short debate (15 min) (Moderated by Tarcisio Gazzini, University of Lausanne; Yenkong Ngangjoj Hodu, University of Manchester; Moustapha Kemo Sonko, African Union)
14:45 - 15:30 "Environmental protection in the commodity sector" (Laurent Matile, SWISSAID)
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:15 "Transparency in the commodity sector - Global and European dimension" (Maximilian Oehl, University of Lausanne)
- Intervention NGO "Erklärung von Bern": situation in Switzerland (Marc Gueniat)
- Reaction by DEZA (Werner Thut)
- Reaction by private sector (Clovis Torres or Mariangela Bartz, Vale)
- Reaction by UNCTAD (Samuel Gayi)
17:15 -17:30 Concluding remarks & farewell