Investors’ International Law Workshop


Workshop convenors Assistant Professor Jean Ho ’03 (NUS Law) (right) and Dr Mavluda Sattorova (Reader in International Economic Law, Liverpool University, School of Law & Social Justice) (left) and commentator Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu (NUS Law) (centre)

The Investors’ International Law Workshop was held on 17 and 18 January 2019 at the NUS Law Bukit Timah Campus.

This two-day workshop was convened by Assistant Professor Jean Ho ’03 (NUS Law) and Dr Mavluda Sattorova (Reader in International Economic Law, Liverpool University, School of Law & Social Justice) to study the use of international law as a sword by States and other injured stakeholders. Current scholarship adopts the foregone conclusion that international law at present lacks remedies and a remedial forum for investor wrongdoing, and focuses on proposing or critiquing reforms on substantive rules and dispute settlement, and incentivising responsible business conduct. As a result, the relevance of and reliance on existing regimes, models and avenues of redress remain undertheorised and underexplored.

Understanding how international law and its various sub-fields, as they stand, can be invoked to target investor wrongdoing has never been more urgent or critical at a time when change is the by-product of constant, rapid, and unpredictable political crises, volte face, and compromise. This workshop disengages from familiar refrains of investor protection, focusing instead on the untapped promise of investor accountability.  


L-R (front row): Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu (NUS Law), Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis (Lecturer, University of Essex), Assistant Professor Jean Ho ’03 (NUS Law), Dr Mavluda Sattorova (Reader in International Economic Law, Liverpool University, School of Law & Social Justice), Dr Barnali Choudhury (Senior Lecturer, UCL Laws), Professor Julian Ku (Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law) and Mr Ong Shaw Shiuan (Student, NUS Law) L-R (back row): Mr Hong Qibin (Student, NUS Law), Assistant Professor Prabhash Ranjan (South Asian University), Associate Professor Tomoko Ishikawa (Nagoya University Graduate School of International Development), Professor Antony Anghie (NUS Law), Dr Martin Andrew Jarrett (Senior Lecturer, University of Mannheim) and Mr Jackson Shaw Kern (Addis Law Group)


Dr Martin Andrew Jarrett (Senior Lecturer, University of Mannheim)


Mr Jackson Shaw Kern (Addis Law Group)


Professor Julian Ku (Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law)


L-R: Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis (Lecturer, University of Essex) and Dr Barnali Choudhury (Senior Lecturer, UCL Laws)


L-R: Associate Professor Tomoko Ishikawa (Nagoya University Graduate School of International Development) and Professor Antony Anghie (NUS Law)


L-R: Assistant Professor Jean Ho ’03 (NUS Law) & Assistant Professor Prabhash Ranjan (South Asian University)


Workshop dinner at Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Hotel Singapore



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