July 2 Tuesday: Leuven

International Law and Global Governance: General Developments and developments in the area of Trade and Fisheries

Venue: meeting room 03.43 - College van Premonstreit


Prof. Dr. Diane Marie AmannDr. Axel Marx


Introduction to Global Governance
Dr. Kolja Raube

International politics is undergoing major changes with the rise of many new forms of transnational cooperation and policy-making. This is often captured under the term ‘Global Governance’. This lecture will introduce some of these key trends.

10:30-10:45 Break

Fisheries in the Arctic
Prof.  Dr. Erik Franckx

Unless scientific evidence is presented to show the sustainability of commercial fisheries, the Central Arctic Ocean may become the first ocean where commercial fisheries are prohibited. The United States has taken a leading role in these developments, but the question of who exactly to invite around the table haunts the process.

12:15-1:15 Lunch : sandwiches provided

Trade Law
Prof. Dr. Geert Van Calster

Use of Trade Law to Achieve Non-Trade Objectives (Trade and Human Rights, Trade and Sustainable Development

2:45-3:00 Break

Regional Legal Systems
Prof. Dr. Diane Marie Amann

This lecture will explore the history, role, and place of regional legal systems within the larger system comprising nation-states and international organizations with global scope, such as the United Nations. Regions to be discussed may include Europe, the North Atlantic, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

4:30 Free Time : dinner on your own