Welcome to SAIELN

South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN) is a collaborative network of academics, practitioners and officials interested in the field of International Economic Law. SAIELN is committed to providing a platform for its members to articulate their views, brainstorm their ideas, and importantly, to nurture and develop the field of international economic law especially in the South Asia region. SAIELN’s focus is to create an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas and the promotion of scholarship in this field. At the same time, SAILEN is global in its outlook and reach, and inclusive in its membership and activities. Scholars from any part of the world are welcome to join us and contribute to our activities. SAILEN also seeks to build on and expand the activities of Society of International Law (SIEL) in promoting and enriching International Economic Law.

SAIELN's Second Biennial Conference on "The Law of the Blue Economy: International and South Asian Perspectives"

Date: 27-28 July, 2019
Venue: Bay Hall, Hotel Uday Samudra, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


Past Events

Kerala and the Blue Economy

JULY 28, 2019

Keynote address given by Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Development & Cashew Industry, Govt. Of Kerala and remarks given by Sri. S. Venkatesapathy, Ms. Gayatri Nair, Prof. Mukesh Bhatnagar and Prof. James J. Nedumpara.


The Law of the Blue Economy: International and South Asian Perspectives

JULY 28, 2019

Concluding keynote address given by Ambassador Anup Kumar Mudgal putting the conference in context, remarks given by co-chairs Prof. James & Prof. Leila on the keynote address and concluding remarks on the conference by Anupal Dasgupta, Joint Secy., SAIELN


SAIELN's Second Biennial Conference

JULY 27, 2019

Dr. Christy Fernandez, Chairman, KSIDCL, gave the inaugural address, speaking on the fundamentals of blue economy. Dr. Ravi Raman, Member, KSPB spoke on Non-Tariff Measures as the major constraints faced by the developing economies and the scope for intensifying regional trade. Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, Former WTO Appellate Body Member and President, Society of International Economic Law gave a video address. He emphasized on the need for adopting an integrationist approach among the different streams of law and policy making.