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The Historical Turn in International Economic Law – A Roundtable Discussion

5. Oktober 2021

Zoom Event - 12.10.2021, 12:30 - 14:00

The historical turn in international economic law has been followed by various subdisciplinary turns to, for example, the history of human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Nevertheless, the origins and history of international economic law has received less attention from both international economic lawyers and international legal historians. This roundtable will reflect on the current state of the art, its gaps and potential avenues for future research, in particular with respect to interdisciplinarity, periodization, method, the role of non-state actors and eurocentrism.


  • Drs. Filip Batselé (Ghent University – Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent Legal History Institute – Centre de droit international)
  • Dr. Gustavo Prieto (Ghent University, Human Rights Center - Human Rights in Context)
  • Drs. Florenz Volkaert (Ghent University, Ghent Legal History Institute)

Introduction by:

Prof. Dr. Em. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (European University Institute): ‘Reflections on the history of international economic law’


  • Dr. Mona Pinchis-Paulsen (London School of Economics)
  • Dr. Sabine Pitteloud (Université de Genève)
  • Dr. Raphaël Lima Sakr (University of Sheffield)
  • Moderated by Dr. Gustavo Prieto

Jointly hosted by the Ghent Legal History Institute, the Ghent Rolin-Jacquemyns Institute and Contextual Research in Law (Free University of Brussels), in collaboration with the ESIL Interest Groups International Economic Law and History of International Law.

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Source: https://www.law.ugent.be/grili/