You are invited to attend a presentation and discussion of International Law and the European Union (CUP, 2021).
The event will be chaired by Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law, Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations co-convener of the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) at City Law School.
The event will include an overview of the main themes and arguments of the book, followed by comments and discussion with Geert De Baere Judge at the General Court of the European Union and Isabelle Van Damme Partner at Van Bael & Bellis.
Geert De Baere has been a Judge at the General Court of the European Union October 2017.
He was previously Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston (2007-09), subsequently of Judge Prechal (2016-17) and an Associate Professor in EU law and international law at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).
Geert De Baere has published extensively on the law of EU external relations and public international law. He is the author of The Law of EU External Relations: Cases, Materials, and Commentary on the EU as an International Legal Actor (OUP) Constitutional Principles of EU External Relations (OUP) among others.
Isabelle Van Damme is Partner at Van Bael & Bellis where she specialises in international trade law (WTO and preferential trade agreements) and EU law. Isabelle has acted or advised as counsel in cases before the WTO and the Court of Justice of the European Union relating to the right of self-determination, the principle of sovereignty over natural resources and the protection of essential security interests.
She has also advised in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Her practice also covers all aspects of public international law. She represents governments and individuals before various international courts and tribunals.
Isabelle regularly advises on a wide range of public international law matters, including the territorial scope of application of treaties, treaty obligations, human rights, investment and sanctions. She also advises on all matters relating to international dispute settlement and the negotiation of international agreements.
Furthermore, she assists clients with matters involving compliance with and enforcement of UN, EU and national sanctions. Isabelle is an author of numerous articles and books relating to EU and international law, including The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law, second edition (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Jed Odermatt is a Senior Lecturer at the City Law School where he is co-convenor of the International Law and Affairs Group (ILAG) and member of the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL). He is the author of International Law and the European Union (CUP).
The European Union plays a significant role in international affairs. International Law and the European Union examines the impact this has had on public international law by integrating perspectives from both EU law and international law.
Its analysis focuses on fields of public international law where the EU has had an influence, including customary international law, the law of treaties, international organizations, international dispute settlement, and international responsibility.
International Law and the European Union shows how the EU has had a subtle but significant impact on the development of international law and how the international legal order has developed and adjusted to accommodate the EU as a distinct legal actor. In doing so, it contributes to our understanding of how international law addresses legal subjects other than States.