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The Present and Future of UNCITRAL's Investor-State Dispute Resolution Reform: A Fireside Chat with UNCITRAL Secretary Anna Joubin-Bret

The Present and Future of UNCITRAL's Investor-State Dispute Resolution Reform: A Fireside Chat with UNCITRAL Secretary Anna Joubin-Bret

26 Oct, 2021

On October 1, 2021, UNCITRAL Secretary Anna Joubin-Bret presented about UNCITRAL’s work on the reform of investor-state arbitration. The session was moderated by AUWCL Professor Susan Franck. UNCITRAL’s reform initiatives are laying out the roadmap for the future of investment arbitration.

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The Ohrid Framework Agreement at 20: Professor Paul Williams' Contributions to a Long-Lasting Peace for Macedonia

The Ohrid Framework Agreement at 20: Professor Paul Williams' Contributions to a Long-Lasting Peace for Macedonia

21 Sep, 2021

AUWCL Professor Paul Williams was instrumental in supporting successive governments of Macedonia and civil society in their goal to build a long-lasting peace between the country’s national minorities.

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Business Law Program Pioneers First U.S. Course on Virtual Currency Laws

Business Law Program Pioneers First U.S. Course on Virtual Currency Laws

21 Sep, 2021

Furthering the Business Law Program’s wide-ranging initiatives designed to foster a deeper understanding of transformative financial technologies, AUWCL recently announced that it has begun offering one of the first virtual currency law courses in the country. This innovative course offering will delve into concerns about potential fraudulent activities, regulation, and the future of blockchain technology.

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Challenges of Dispute Settlement, WTO & Regional Mechanisms

Challenges of Dispute Settlement, WTO & Regional Mechanisms

26 Aug, 2021

The WTO’s Appellate Body, known as its “crown jewel,” recently became inoperative due to its ongoing vacancies after the U.S. administration refused to appoint new members. AUWCL hosted three practitioners and scholars from the field to give their opinions as to whether this appellate mechanism is really needed and whether it’s worth saving.

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U.S. - China Trade Relations: Past, Present & Future

U.S. - China Trade Relations: Past, Present & Future

26 Aug, 2021

Since China’s integration into the trade regime, the U.S. and Chinese economies have become entangled which has challenged trade practices, businesses, and political administrations. Who gets to write the “rules for the world’s economy?"

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Regional Approaches to Trade: An Analysis of USMCA, CPTPP, RCEP, CARICOM, ACFTA

Regional Approaches to Trade: An Analysis of USMCA, CPTPP, RCEP, CARICOM, ACFTA

26 Aug, 2021

A main alternative put forward to the crisis of the multilateral trading system is a network of regional trade arrangements. Regional trade agreements are viewed as a potential alternative because they constitute one of the exceptions to the general non-discrimination rule under WTO agreements. Panelists' compared and contrasted these regional trade agreements to understand their efficacy.

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