Africa and the Disciplines of International Economic Law: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
20 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2017 Last revised: 1 Jul 2019
Date Written: August 27, 2016
This paper the Opening Keynote Lecture Delivered at the 5th Society of International Economic Law Biennial Conference, University of Witwatersrand Schreiner School of Law, Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday July 7, 2016. It argues that there is a new scholarship on international economic law in Africa. The lecture begins with a brief background and overview of the new scholarship on Africa and International Economic Law. Second, it highlights some significant challenges in the production and dissemination of this scholarship particularly here in Africa. Third, it discusses this scholarship in four areas. International Trade Law focusing in particular on Regional and Sub-Regional Trade Integration, International Investment Law, International Intellectual Property.
Keywords: International Economic Law, Africa, New Scholarship, Regional Trade
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