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Conference Programme

9.00 – 9.15 

Welcoming Address on behalf of the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies and the Center for Studies in European and International Affairs (CSEIA): 

Laura Pineschi, University of Parma (Italy)

Welcoming Address on behalf of  gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom), the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law Coordinating Committee and the ASIL Interest Group on Intellectual Property Law: 

Paolo Davide Farah, West Virginia University (USA) and gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom)


1st Panel 

Good Governance, Use of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability: The Global Dimension


Laura Pineschi

Vladislav N. MULYUN and Mikhael BERANDZE (Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation): Non-Trade Concerns and International Responsibility for Violations of Collective Obligations (Erga Omnes) in the Context of Multilateral Trading System

Daria BOKLAN (National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Faculty of Law, Department of International Public and Private Law, Moscow, Russian Federation): Process and Production Methods Related to GHG Emissions under WTO Law and Jurisprudence: Compatibility between States Obligations under Paris Climate Agreement and WTO Law

Marie-Catherine PETERSMANN (European University Institute - EUI): The Oxymoron of Sustainable Development: Inter-Pillar Conflicts of Norms


Coffee Break 


Good Governance, Use of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability: The EU Dimension


Paolo D. Farah

Sara POLI (University of Pisa, Department of Political Science, Italy): The Promotion of Good Governance in the EU External Relations

Jiangtian XU (University of East Anglia (UK); National University of Singapore, Singapore; UACES Scholar 2017, University Association of Contemporary European Studies, London, UK): Can EU Be New Hegemon of International Politics? Game Theory Analysis on EU Civil Aviation ETS (Emission Trading System)

Marjolein SLIEP (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands): NGO Access to National Courts in EU Environmental Matters: Investigating the Compliance of Restrictive National Approaches on Legal Standing with EU Law

Giovanni GRUNI (Leiden University, Law School, Europa Institute, The Netherlands):  Towards a Sustainable World Trade Law? The Commercial Policy of the European Union after Opinion 2/15 CJEU




2nd Panel

Intellectual Property Rights and Development: Human Rights, Health, and Indigenous Rights


Chamundeeswari KUPPUSWAMY University of Hertfordshire, Law School (United Kingdom)

Benedetta CAPPIELLO (Università degli Studi di Milano, Faculty of Law, Italy): Balance to Spread: A Possible Way to Integrate Patent Rights and Health Protection

Anna Giulia MICARA (University of Milan, Department of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, Italy): TRIPS Flexibilities and Public Health after Philip Morris v Uruguay and Eli lilly v Canada

Ilja Richard PAVONE (National Research Council, BioLaw Unit, Rome and University Tuscia of Viterbo, Italy): Access and Benefit Sharing under The Nagoya Protocol: An Overview of the Effectiveness of its Regulatory Regime

Julie YASSINE (Kuwait International Law School, Kuwait): Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Rights: Between Commercialization and Humanization of Traditional Knowledge

Paolo Davide FARAH (West Virginia University, USA & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK): Intellectual Property Rights, Agricultural Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous People


15:00 – 15:45

3rd Panel

Domestic Insights 


Paolo D. Farah


Chamundeeswari KUPPUSWAMY (University of Hertfordshire, Law School, United Kingdom): India’s New Intellectual Property Policy

Kay LIU (Jiangsu Normal University, School of Law, China): Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights in the Chinese Traditional Medicine Legal System: Conflict or Coexistence?



Coffee Break


4th Panel

Consumer Protection, Health, Food Safety and Access to Information


Vincenzo Salvatore University of Insubria (Italy), former Head of Legal Service at the European Medicines Agency

Daniela CORONA (LUISS-Guido Carli School of Law): The Global Challenge of Pesticide Residues: How to Guarantee Public Health while Encouraging Food Production from Developing Countries?

Anthi KOSKINA-SARIDAKI (College IdEF, University Paris XIII, France, & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens Public International Law Center, Athens, Greece): Legal Issues Arising from 3D Printed Foods: How Safe Are These Emerging Technologies?

Giulia SCHNEIDER ( Bocconi University, Law School): Twist or Shout: The European Governance of Pharmaceutical Test Data

Sawmiya RAJARAM (O.P Jindal Global University, India): Evergreening the Access to Medicines: A Consumer Perspective

17:30 – 18:00 Round Table – Questions & Answers


18:00 – 18:30

Concluding Remarks

The First Annual Conference of the Master’s Degree in “Health, Environment and Food: European Law and Risk Regulation” (HEF Master) is organized by the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies and the Center for Studies in European and International Affairs (CSEIA) of the University of Parma (Italy)  and  gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom).

Organizing Committee

Paolo Davide Farah (West Virginia University & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK) and Laura Pineschi (Center for Studies in European and International Affairs - University of Parma, Italy). 

This Conference is part of the EU Commission research projects led by Professor Paolo Farah. The event is jointly organized by the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Interest Group on Intellectual Property Law.

Registration Procedure

Registration to the Conference is mandatory and, due to organisational reasons, is to be made no later than 30 November 2017 by sending an e-mail to the Organising Committee ( with the following information: participant’s name, surname, professional affiliation and telephone number. 

Conference Fees

Standard fee: Euros 80.00; 

Young professionals with less than 5 years working experience: Euros 50.00; 

Students and PhD candidates: Euros 30.00.  

For students and PhD candidates of the University of Parma the participation to the Conference will be free of charge.  

All registration fees are VAT included and cover: access to all lectures; buffet lunch; two coffee breaks.  

Payment Conditions

Please transfer your conference fees to the following bank account:  

Università di Parma 

Banca Popolare di Sondrio 

IBAN IT47N0569612700000025300X38 


Purpose of the credit transfer: Registration Conference HEF 2017.  

Participants are kindly invited to send their billing data and a scanned copy of the receipt of the bank transfer to the Organising Committee: 

Paid Conference fees cannot be refunded. For further information, please contact: