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Biography

Freya Baetens (Cand./Lic.Jur. (Ghent); LL.M. (Columbia); Ph.D. (Cambridge)) is Professor of Public International Law at the PluriCourts Centre (Faculty of Law, Oslo University), working on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals. She is also affiliated with the Europa Institute (Faculty of Law, Leiden University).

As a Member of the Brussels Bar, she acts as counsel or expert in international and European disputes. She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

In 2010, Freya Baetens was elected Member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Law (SIEL) and awarded a Fellowship of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). In 2014, she was appointed Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Study Group on Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.

She has published on a wide range of topics, incl. law of treaties, responsibility of states and international organisations, law of the sea, WTO and investment law, energy law and sustainable development.

As a W.M. Tapp scholar and a fellow of the European Trust and the Cambridge European Society, she was awarded a PhD degree from Cambridge University. Previously, she obtained the Cand.Jur./Lic.Jur. degree (LLB/LLM equiv.) magna cum laude at Ghent University and the LL.M. degree with honours at Columbia University in New York (BAEF and Fulbright Fellow).

Publications

Books

Cambridge Textbook of International Economic Law, co-authored with Michael Waibel and Diane Desierto (accepted for publication)

International Economic Law – Contemporary Issues, co-edited with Giovanna Adinolfi, José Caiado, A. Lupone and Anna Micara (Giappichelli / Springer 2017)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: an EU Perspective on Global Economic Governance, Special Issue Editor 43 Legal Issues of Economic Integration 4 (2016)

Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility −Essays in Honour of James Crawford, co-edited with Christine Chinkin (CUP 2015)

Frontiers of International Economic Law – Legal Tools to Confront Interdisciplinary Challenges, co-edited with José Caiado (Brill 2014)

Investment Law Within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives (CUP 2013)

New Directions in International Economic Law − In Memoriam Thomas Wälde, co-edited with Todd Weiler (Brill 2011)

 

Peer-Reviewed Contributions to Books

‘Ejusdem Generis and Noscitur a Sociis’, in: Klingler, J., Parkhomenko, Y., and Salonidis, C., [Eds.], Canons of Construction and Other Interpretive Principles in Public International Law (Wolters Kluwer 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘The cradle of regional judicial integration: the Central American Court of Justice (1908-1918)’ in: de la Rasilla, I., Viñuales, J.E., Experiments in International Adjudication: Historical Accounts (CUP 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘Regional Co-operation and Organization: Asian States’, co-authored with Mon-Mog Choi, in: Wolfrum, R., et al. [Eds.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law of Development (OUP 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘Decolonization of Belgian Territories’, in: Wolfrum, R., et al. [Eds.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law of Development (OUP 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘European Community and Union: Association of Overseas Countries and Territories’, in: Wolfrum, R., et al. [Eds.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law of Development (OUP 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘The new generation of EU Free Trade Agreements: Safeguarding subsidy policies to promote and protect cultural diversity?’, in: E. Baroncini, UNESCO World Heritage between Education and Economy: A Legal Analysis (2018) (accepted for publication)

‘Combating climate change through the Promotion of Investment: From Kyoto to Paris Without Regime-Specific Dispute Settlement’, in: Miles, K. [Ed.], Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law (Edward Elgar 2018) (accepted for publication)

‘Diplomatic Protection’, in: Wolfrum, R., Grote, R., Lachenmann, F. [Eds.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (OUP 2017) (accepted for publication)

‘The International Court of Justice’, co-authored with T. Kluwen, in: Martel, G. [Ed.], Encyclopedia of Diplomacy (2017) (accepted for publication)

‘Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Investor-State Dispute Settlement as compared to WTO Dispute Settlement’, in Bourgeois, J., Bronckers, M., Quick, R., [Eds.] WTO Dispute Settlement: Time to Take Stock (College of Europe Studies, Peter Lang 2017) 145-164

‘Financial Payments as a Remedy in WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings. An Update’, co-authored with M. Bronckers, in Bourgeois, J., Bronckers, M., Quick, R., [Eds.] WTO Dispute Settlement: Time to Take Stock (College of Europe Studies, Peter Lang 2017) 67-98

‘Pacta sunt servanda’, Nadakavukaren Schefer, K., Cottier, T. [Eds.] Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar 2017) 283-285

‘State responsibility’, Nadakavukaren Schefer, K., Cottier, T. [Eds.] Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar 2017) 285-289

‘The Iron Rhine case: On the right track to sustainable development?’, in: M.-C. Cordonier Segger and C.G. Weeramantry [Eds.], Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals 1992 – 2012 (Routledge Research in International Environmental Law 2017) 297-316

‘Keeping the Status Quo or Embarking on a New Course? Setting Aside, Refusal of Enforcement, Annulment and Appeal’, in: Kulick, A. [Ed.], Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime (CUP 2016) 103-127

‘International Law as a Facilitator for Sustainability: The Sustainable Development Principle in International Adjudication’, (original title: ‘Internationaal Recht als Faciliterend Instrument voor Duurzaamheid: Het Principe van Duurzame Ontwikkeling in Internationale Geschillenbeslechting’) in: Goldstein, S., et al. [Eds.], Recht & Duurzame Ontwikkeling, Leiden University Press (2016) 31-44

‘Transatlantic Treaty Investment Protection – a Response to Poulsen, Bonnitcha and Yackee’, in: Hamilton, D.S., Pelkmans, J., Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Rowman and Littlefield International 2015) 187-206

‘Horizontal Effect or Drittwirkung of International Rules on Discrimination against Migrant Workers’, in: G. Goodwin-Gill, P. Weckel [Eds.], International Migration, Center for Studies and Research of The Hague Academy of International Law (Brill 2015) 219-243

‘Invoking, establishing and remedying state responsibility in mixed multi-party disputes: Lessons from Eurotunnel’, in: C. Chinkin, F. Baetens [Eds.], Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility − Essays in Honour of James Crawford (CUP 2015) 421-441

‘Facilitating post-conflict reconstruction: is the UN Peacebuilding Commission successfully filling an institutional gap or marking a missed opportunity?’, in: C. Stahn, et al. [Eds.], Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundation (OUP 2014) 347-375

‘Présentation’, in: A. Pellet, Le droit international entre souveraineté et communauté, co-authored with M. Milanovic and A. Tzanakopoulos (Éditions Pedone 2014) 3-10

‘Escaping Darwin’s Nightmare: Development, Implementation and Enforcement of Legal Strategies to Maintain Biodiversity’, in: K. Lachmayer, J. Busch, J. Kelleher, G. Turcanu [Eds.], International Constitutional Law in Legal Education (Nomos 2014) 101-122

‘Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements and the Trade/Investment Divide: Is the Whole More than the Sum of its Parts?’, in: R. Hofmann, S. Schill and C.J. Tams [Eds.], Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements: From Recalibration to Reintegration, Merton Centre Series (Nomos 2013) 91-128

‘Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: “to ICSID or not to ICSID” is Not the Question’, in: T. Weiler, I. Laird [Eds.], Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Juris Arbitration Series, Vol. 5 (Juris New York 2012) 211-228

‘The Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) and its Relationship with the European Community: The Added Value of a Concerted Approach’, in: D. Kochenov [Ed.], On Bits of Europe Everywhere – Overseas Possessions of the EU Member States in the Legal-Political Context of European Law (Brill 2011) 383-399

‘The Kyoto Protocol assessed through the lens of investor-State arbitration: Reconciling climate change and investment protection objectives’, in: M.-C. Cordonier Segger, M.W. Gehring, A. Newcombe [Eds.], Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Kluwer Law International 2011) 681-715

‘Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality: Determining Likeness in Human Rights and Investment Law’, in: S. Schill [Ed.], International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law (OUP 2010) 279-316

‘The Concept of Equality in International Trade and Investment Law: A Catalyst for Sustainable Development’, in: D. French [Ed.], Global Justice and Sustainable Development (Brill 2010) 251-272

‘Article XVI GATT – Subsidies’, co-authored with H.P. Hestermeyer, in: R. Wolfrum, P.-T. Stoll, H.P. Hestermeyer [Eds.], WTO – Trade and Goods (Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law, (Brill 2010) 365-385

‘International Congress of Women (1915)’, in: R. Wolfrum [Ed.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2010)

‘Like Products’, co-authored with W.M. Choi, in: R. Wolfrum [Ed.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2010)

‘The UN Peacebuilding Commission’, co-authored with K. Kohoutek, in: R. Wolfrum [Ed.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2010)

‘European Community, the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories’, R. Wolfrum [Ed.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2010)

‘Decolonization of Belgian Territories’, in: R. Wolfrum [Ed.], Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2010)

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

‘Judicial Review of International Adjudicatory Decisions: A Cross-Regime Comparison of Annulment and Appellate Mechanisms’, 8 Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2017) 1 (accepted for publication)

‘The European Union’s Proposed Investment Court System: Addressing Criticisms of Investor-State Arbitration while Raising New Challenges’, 43 Legal Issues of Economic Integration 4 (2016) 367-384

‘The Most Toxic Acronyms in Europe: the EU Trade and Investment Treaties and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism’ (original title: De Giftigste Acroniemen in Europa: EU Handels- en Investeringsverdragen en het Investeerder-Staat Geschillenbeslechtingsmechanisme’) 64 SEW 6 (2016) 251-261

‘The Rule of Law or the Perception of the Beholder? Why Investment Arbitrators are under Fire and Trade Adjudicators are not: A Response to Joost Pauwelyn’, 109 AJIL Unbound (2016) 302

‘Clarifying the meaning of ‘investment’ and the temporal scope of treaties: Republiek Ecuador v Chevron Corporation (USA) en Texaco Petroleum Company, Hoge Raad (Dutch Supreme Court), Judgment (26 September 2014)’, 17 JWIT (2016) 463-470

‘Analysing the practice of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in dealing with annulment requests on appeal’, Casenotes and Comments, co-authored with A. Scarlat, N. S, and A. Dumbryte, XLIII ALC International Criminal Tribunals (2015) 200-208

‘Investment chapters including dispute settlement mechanisms in bilateral trade agreements’, 142 Royal Dutch Society of International Law Journal (2015) 35-74

‘Transatlantic Treaty Investment Protection – a Response to Poulsen, Bonnitcha and Yackee’, Paper No. 4 in the CEPS-CTR project “TTIP in the Balance” and CES Special Report No. 103 (March 2015) 1-14

‘Multi-party investment arbitration: determining breach and compensation under the new extra-EU investment agreements’, co-authored with G. Kreijen and A. Varga, 47 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 5 (2014) 1203-1260

‘The Dissemination of International Scholarship: The Future of Books and Book Reviews’, co-authored with V. Prislan, 27 Leiden Journal of International Law 3 (2014) 1-11

‘Being an International Law Lecturer in the 21st century: Where tradition meets innovation’, co-authored with W.L. Cheah, 2 CJICL 4 (2013) 974-1011

‘Reconsidering financial remedies in WTO dispute settlement proceedings’, co-authored with M. Bronckers, 16 JIEL 2 (2013) 1-31

‘Procedural Issues Relating to Shared Responsibility in Arbitral Proceedings’, 4 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 2 (2013) 319-341

‘Steuerung der Außenwirtschaftsförderung in Deutschland, USA und den Niederlanden im Rechtsvergleich’, co-authored with J. von Bernstorff and M. Jacob, 14 INEF Forschungsreihe Menschenrechte, Unternehmensverantwortung und Nachhaltige Entwicklung (2013) Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 1-59

‘The Abyei Arbitration: A Model Procedure for Intra-State Dispute Settlement in Resource-Rich Conflict Areas?’, co-authored with R. Yotova, 3 Goettingen Journal of International Law 1 (2011) 417-446

‘Foreign Investment Law and Climate Change: Legal Conflicts Arising from Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Through Private Investment’, Sustainable Development Law on Climate Change (2010) 1-33

‘Muddling the waters of treaty interpretation? Relevant rules of international law in the MOX Plant OSPAR Arbitration and EC Biotech case’, 77 NJIL 3 (2008) 197–216

‘Safe until proven harmful? Risk regulation in situations of scientific uncertainty: the GMO case, Casenote and comment’, 66 CLJ 2 (2007) 276-278

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