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6-7 May, 2021. Participating in the Conference "State of the Union. Europe in a Changing World". Multilateralism. Democracy. COVID19. Climate Change. Global Economy and much more.  Great event organized by the European Union Institute - Florence. 2.000 Participants. World leaders, such as Dr. Ngozi (WTO), Isabelle Durant (UNCTAD), other recognized policy-makers and scholars, besides representatives from non-European countries (Japan, China, USA and others). A democratic and up-to-date atmosphere! 

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6 May, 2021. Participating in another Webinar of University of Essex, organized by Dr Meagan Wong, which had  Prof. Tanzi as guest-speaker on the subject of "A Common but Differentiated Law of International Adjudication". Very good lecture! Excellent presentation of a comparative study on adjudication by different tribunals.

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5 May, 2021. Particiating in another edition of  CAMEntrepreneurs, which gathered together stakeholders from different countries interested in issues of International Business and business-related best practices and actions. Very interactive event! In November, we will have the  CAMEntrepreneurs Brazil. Don't miss our future posts!

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4 May, 2021. Participating in event organized by  IBDFAM-ES/Brazil. The guest-speaker was the Judicial Mediator Mrs. Andreza Peticacis, from the State of Delaware - US, who presented a comparative framework of practical issues on Family Law in the US and in Brazil. Mrs. Peticacis explained to the participants that, in Delaware, Mediation is responsible for almost 70% of dispute settlements in different issues of Family Law.  

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29 April 2021. Today, I participated in a great debate organized by the Harvard Law School, on Investments-State Dispute Settlement, when the main discussion is on Sustainable Foreign Direct Investments. In the debate, the main speakers were Ms. Wendy Miles QC, one of the word´s leading experts in energy, climate and natural resources related international arbitration, and Mr. Ko-Yung Tung, lecturer at Harvard Law School, fomer General Counsel and Vice President of the World Bank and as the Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), moderated by Prof. Jorge. E. Vinuales, Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at Cambridge Law School.

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29 April 2021. I also participated today of the Health and Human Rights Law and Governance Experts Panel 2021  Advancing Health, Human Rights and Pandemic Recovery through Law and Governance Innovation. 

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22 April 2021. Participanting in the Conference on the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention. Great panels. Great organization by UCL (University College of London).

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23 March 2021. WTO AID FOR TRADE.

Today, I participated in the live section of the first Aid for Trade chaired by Dr Ngozi as DG of WTO. Great event! My transcription of some of the panelists' contributions:
Dr Ngozi (WTO): "We need to get equitable access fast to vaccines for developing countries... I do not oppose waiver... but I see a third option on the table: dialogue between producing countries and developing countries... not to undermine IP rights and the costs of research and production... The WTO can help in opposing to export restrictions of countries and we are talking to producing countries on not raising restrictions... Trade can allow supply chains of vaccines to move smoothly... It is not a matter of assistance; it is a matter of dealing with the pandemic in a faster way..."
Angel Guria (OECD): "We have to re-organize the production and distribution of vaccines in a way that vaccines go not only to OECD countries, but to all..."
Isabell Durant (UNCTAD): "We lost loved ones... we lost freedom to move... In order to make recovery, we need Trade... for scaling up production of vaccines... But there are challenges... Inequalities in developing countries... We need to foster access to finance development and recovery... Transfer of technology for vaccines must be taken into account..."Sou um parágrafo. Clique aqui para adicionar e editar seu próprio texto. É fácil.

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Very honoured to have written chapter 45, on "Law, Finance and Development", of the Encyclopedia of Law and Development (2021), just published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This very important work edited by K. Feyter, G. Turkelli, and S. Moerloose, with the participation of more than 80 scholars from different parts of the world, is an indispensable resource that highlights the role of law as an instrument to promote development. The Encyclopedia is available at the EE Publishing site. Andreia C Vieira