Call for Papers: EYIEL Focus Section on "The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law"



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European Yearbook of International Law


EYIEL 2021

“The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law”

The editors of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law (EYIEL) welcome abstracts from scholars and practitioners at all stages of their career for the focus section of the EYIEL 2021. This year’s focus will be on “The Future of Dispute Settlement in International Economic Law” given that new forms of dispute settlement are emerging, whereas others are in deep crisis.

Abstracts may cover any topic relating to dispute settlement in the field of international economic law, though preference is given to topics focusing on the perspective from public international or EU law. We particularly welcome contributions addressing the following aspects:

  • WTO Appellate Body Crisis/Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement/WTO Dispute Settlement Reform Options,
  • ISDS Reform/Investment Court System/Multilateral Investment Court,
  • ITLOS and UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and their relevance for economic relations,
  • Private International Law and Dispute Resolution,
  • Online Dispute Resolution,
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • or other issues in the field of dispute resolution in a broader context, e.g. on current trade and/or investment agreements (bilateral or regional), international patent or copyright disputes etc.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. They should be concise and clearly outline the significance of the proposed contribution. Abstracts may be submitted until 31 October 2020 via e-mail to Successful applicants will be notified by 15 November 2020 that their proposal has been accepted. They are expected to send in their final contribution by 31 January 2021. Final submissions will undergo peer review prior to publication. Given that submissions have been developed on the basis of an accepted proposal, that review will focus on the development of the paper’s central argument. Submissions addressing particular regional and institutional developments should be analytical and not descriptive. Due to its character as a yearbook, EYIEL will not publish articles which will lose their relevance quickly. Submissions should not exceed 12,000 words (including footnotes and references), though preference may be given to shorter submissions. They should include an abstract and a biographical note. Submissions need to be in conformity with the EYIEL style guidelines. The editors of the EYIEL welcome informal enquiries about any other relevant topic in the field of international and European economic law. In case you have an idea or proposal, please submit your enquiry via e-mail to

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