Daniela Gómez Altamirano (IELPO 2) and Luciana Silveira (IELPO 3) were selected to present their research at the First Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics (PEPA) Conference organized by the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) in cooperation with the Institute of Law and Economics of the University of Hamburg and Leiden University.
The PEPA/SIEL Conference offers post-graduate students and early professionals the unique opportunity to present and discuss their research on International Economic Law issues. The conference, that took place on the 27th and 28th January at the University of Hamburg, welcomed very talented young academics and professionals presenting papers on a variety of topics including Global Governance, Trade and Energy, Investment Arbitration, Finance, Regionalism, Trade and Environment, and Intellectual Property.
Participants also had the privilege to receive constructing comments by senior practitioners and academics. Some of the commentators attending the conference included: Gabrielle Marceau (WTO), Freya Baetens (Leiden), Isabelle van Damme (ECJ), Stefan Voigt (Hamburg), Markus Gehring (Cambridge), Holger Hestermeyer (MPI Heidelberg), Simon Schropp (Sidley Austin), Alexander Lorz (Düsseldorf), and Jean d'Asperemont (Amsterdam).
Daniela Gomez Altamirano presented a paper on "Extraterritorial Unilateral Measures in the WTO: The EU Emission Trading Scheme as Applied to Aviation", discussing the legality of the EU measure under the GATT's general exception embedded in Article XX. Luciana Silveira discussed the issue of the "Environmental Labeling and the TBT Agreement: Old Rules, New Interpretation" as the outcome of her master's thesis.
The IELPO community congratulates the participants on their success in such an important international event.