National sovereignty and regional economic integration: non-trade values and international trade

May 3, 2017


Venue: Room 110, Academic Committee of Szeged of the Hungarian Academy of

Sciences (MTA SZAB Székház) 6720 Szeged, Somogyi u. 7.


The conference is supported by the Pallas Athéné Domus Animae Foundation.

 

Convener:

 

Csongor István Nagy, professor of law and head of the HAS-Szeged Federal Markets

“Momentum” Research Group


 

 

Conference program

 

 

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

 

10:00 – 10:10 Csongor István Nagy, professor of law, University of Szeged Opening Remarks: World Trade, Global Values and National Interests

 

10:10 – 10:30 János Martonyi, Chair of UNCITRAL, professor emeritus,University of Szeged

Key-note speech: World Trade and Global Values

 

 

SESSION 1

Trade and human rights

Chair: Csongor István Nagy, professor of law, University of Szeged

 

10:30 – 10:50 Nóra Chronowski, professor of law, Eötvös Loránd University ofSciences, Budapest

The Future of Business and Human Rights: Do We Need an International Treaty to Close the Gap?

 

10:50 – 11:10 Anthony Cassimatis, professor of law, University of Queensland
Human Rights, International Trade and Abuse of Rights

 

11:10 – 11:30 József Hajdu, professor of law, University of Szeged
The Internationalization of Labor Standards

 

11:30 – 11:50 Q&A

 

 

LUNCH

 

 

SESSION 2

Trade, environment and sustainability

Chair: János Martonyi, Chair of UNCITRAL, professor emeritus, University of Szeged

 

13:30 – 13:50 János Volkai, WTO Secretariat Geneva
Prerequisites of Addressing Any New Issues at the WTO

 

13:50 – 14:10 Paolo Farah, West Virginia University (USA) & gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK)

The Role of the Chinese SOEs toward the Promotion of a Low Carbon Economy: International Trade, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy and the Environmental Protection

 

14:10 – 14:30 Zoltán Víg, associate professor, University of Szeged & Gábor Hajdu, doctoral researcher, University of Szeged

Trade and Environment Protection


14:30 – 14:50 Péter Mezei, associate professor, University of Szeged
Trade and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

 

14:50 – 15:00 Q&A

 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

SESSION 3

Trade and investment disputes

Chair: Tibor Várady, professor of law, Central European University

 

15:20 – 15:40 Martin Jarrett, research fellow, University of Mannheim
Expropriation in International Investment Arbitration

 

15:40 – 16:00 Bálint Kovács, adjunct professor, Sapientia University ofTransylvania

Acces of SMEs to Investment Arbitration: Too Big to Fail, Too Small to Succeed?

 

16:00 – 16:20 Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi, postdoctoral fellow, University of Oslo & Péter Márton, doctoral researcher, CEU

Creeping Intergovernmentalism in the EU's Common Commercial Policy: The Curious Case of Investment Protection

 

16:20 – 16:40 Orsolya Tóth, assistant professor, University of Nottingham:
Amicus Curiae and National Interest in Investment Arbitration

 

16:40 – 17:00 Q&A

 

 

Closing remarks

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