Leïla CHOUKROUNE
Leïla CHOUKROUNE
Associate Researcher
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About

Prof. Leïla Choukroune was Director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), New Delhi India, the French National Research Centre (CNRS) Unit on South Asia from 2013 until August 2017.

She is a visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute (Bern), the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Arusha, Tanzania), the China-EU School of Law (Beijing), and the University of Geneva.

When associate Professor of international economic law with the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, she was Deputy Director of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) and Director of the Advanced Master in international economic law.

Her research focuses on the interactions between trade, investment and human rights and is applied to emerging countries, China and India in particular. She has published numerous scientific articles and authored several books including (with Sangeeta Khorana) Global Health and the Emerging World: An Integrated International Trade Approach, (Springer, forthcoming 2016). She is the Editor of the Springer book series International Law and the Global South, http://www.springer.com/series/13447 and member of the Editorial Board of China Perspectives.

Leïla Chourkroune is regularly solicited as an independent expert on international economic law and business and human rights issues. She is an independent adviser to the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and a Member of the French National Books Commission (CNL).

Before taking the responsibility of the CSH directorship, she was Associate Professor with the Law Faculty of Maastricht University, Assistant Professor with HEC Paris, Consultant with the OECD, Lecturer with Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Researcher with the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong.

She holds a Doctorate in international law (Summa cum laude – highest honor) from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and is a qualified lawyer to the Paris Bar. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish, speaks Chinese and German and learns Hindi.
Globalisation and Regulation

Books

Author:

1. Global Health and the Emerging World: An Integrated International Trade Approach (with Sangeeta Khorana), Springer, Forthcoming, 2016

2. Emerging Countries and International Trade and Investment Law, Paris, Pédone, Forthcoming October 2016

3. La Chine et l’OMC, Lartier, forthcoming 2016-17

4. La Sociedad China Contemporanéa, UOC (University of Barcelona), 2015

5. La Soxietat Xinesa Contemporania, UOC, Barcelona, 2009

6. La Chine et le maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales, Paris, l’Harmattan, 1999

Editor:

1. Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (ed.), Springer, Forthcoming, October 2016

Book Series – Editor of the Book Series International Law and the Global South, a Springer Book Series launched in 2015

Books Chapters

  1. “EU-Asia Trade Dispute Settlement”, in Sangeeta Khorana (ed.), Handbook on EU Law Trade Policy, EE, forthcoming, 2017.
  2. “Human Rights in International Investment Disputes: Global Litigation as International Law Re-Unifier”, in Leïla Choukroune (ed.), Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law, Springer, forthcoming October 2016.
  3. “Judging the State” in Leïla Choukroune (ed.), Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law, Springer, forthcoming, October 2016.
  4. “Disasters and International Trade and Investment Law – the State’s Regulatory Autonomy between Risk Protection and Exception Justification”, in Breau, S. and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.), Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law, Edward Elgar, Forthcoming, 2016.
  5.  “The Liberalization of Water and Sanitation Services in International Trade and Investment Law: for a Holistic (Human) Rights Based Approach”, in Julien Chaisse (ed.), The Regulation of the Global Water Services Market, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2016.
  6. “Public Interest Litigation and Authoritarianism, the China Case”, in Paolo Farah (ed.), China and non-trade issues, Ashgate, forthcoming, forthcoming, 2016.
  7. “Corporate liability for human rights violations: the Exxon Mobil case in Indonesia” in Regulating Disaster, Climate Change and Environmental Harm, Lessons from the Indonesian Experience, Michael Faure and Andri Wibisana (eds.), Edward Elgar, 2014, pp.56-78.
  8. “Du droit au développement: Hommage au jurist voyageur”, in En l’honneur d’Yves Daudet, Mélanges, Paris, Pédone, 2014, pp.87-95.
  9. “The National Treatment in International Investment Law and Arbitration”, in The National Treatment in International Economic Law, Anselm KampermanSanders (ed.), EE, 2014, pp.183-220.
  10. “Les BRICS et le droit international du commerce et de l’investissement : en autonomie et intégration”, in Habib Gherari (ed.), Les dérèglements économiques internationaux Paris, Pédone, 2014, pp.203-227.
  11.  “China’s accession and participation to the WTO”, in China and the Law, Mireille Delmas-Marty and Pierre-Etienne Will (eds.), Brill, 2011, pp.649-704.
  12. “Globalisation économique et sécurité juridique dans la Chine de l'après OMC” in Inde et Chine – Entreprendre dans les pays émergents, La Documentation Française, Paris, 2007.
  1. “India- China Labour Public Interest Litigation (PIL), in Surya Deva (ed.), Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China, Routledge, 2016, pp.147-165.
  1. Leïla Chourkoune and Michael Faure, “Environmental Democracy and Access to Justice: a Comparative Law and Society Approach” in Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen (eds.), Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: a Socio-Economic Analysis, Eleven International Publishing, 2014, pp.75-86.
  2. Leïla Choukroune and Fokke Fernhout and Niels Philipsen “Empirical Survey: Countries Studies”, in Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen (eds.), Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: a Socio-Economic Analysis, Eleven International Publishing, 2014, pp.87-102 and pp.123-135.
  3. “L’accession de la Chine à l’OMC et la réforme du droit chinois, vers un Etat de droit par l’internationalisation sans démocratie ?”, in La tradition juridique chinoise, la démocratie et le droit, Mireille Delmas-Marty and Pierre-Etienne Will (eds.), Paris, Fayard, 2007, pp.617-659.

Journal Special Issues Editor

1. Journal of Indian Ocean Region, Forthcoming 2016
2. China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises, special issue China and the WTO 10 years 2012
3. China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises special issue China and the WTO, 2002

Publications

Scientific Journal Articles:

1. “Non-Investment Concerns in India’s International Investment Agreements”, Jindal Global Law Review (Springer), “Special Issue on India’s 2015 Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: Issues and Perspectives”, forthcoming October 2016.
2. “The Language of Rights and the Politics of Law: Perspectives on China’s Last Legal Ditch Struggle”, International Journal for the Semiotic of Law, 2015, pp.1-25.
3. “Indian and Chinese FDI in Developing Asia: the Standards Battle 
Beyond Trade”, The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL), vol. VII, , 2015, pp. 89-116.
4. “National Treatment Reconsidered: Upholding State Sovereignty in International Trade and Investment Law”, Indian Journal of International Law, vol.54, N°3 and 4, July-December 2014, pp.283-316.
5. “China and the WTO, 10 years”, editor and contributor for two special issues of China Perspectives (English) and Perspectives Chinoises (French):
6. “ The compromised Rule of Law By Internationalization”, China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises, n°1, 2012, pp.9-14.
7. “ China and the WTO Dispute Settlement System: The global Trade Lawyer and the State Capitalist” China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises, n°1, 2012, pp.49-57.
8. “China and the WTO, 10 years, Editorial”, China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises pp.5-7.
9. “Réforme du droit et contestation sociale sans Etat de droit: le laboratoire chinois”, Le Mouvement Social, (with Dr. Chloé Froissart) n°3, 2013, pp.47-65.
10. “Legal Reform and Social Protest in a State with no Rule of Law: The Chinese Experiement”, Le Mouvement Social, (with Dr. Chloé Froissart), pp.47-65
11. “Harmonious Society” and the Law: an Epistemological Break? How China’s Practice of International Law is Challenging Legal Theory”, German Law Journal, May 2012, pp.497-510.
12. “Harmonious” Norms for Global Marketing: The Chinese Way”, Journal of Business Ethics, 2009, pp.411-432.
13. “Internationalisation et sinisation : le droit comme stabilisateur social”, La Gazette du Palais, Spring 2008, pp.18-29.
14. “La Chine et les normes internationales”, Questions internationales, la Documentation française, 2008.
15. “Le droit de propriété en Chine”, in L’Etat du monde, La découverte, 2008.
16. With A. Garapon, “Les normes de l'harmonie chinoise : un droit disciplinaire comme stabilisateur social”, Perspectives chinoises, 2007, vol. 3, n° 100, pp. 38-52.
17. “The Norms of Chinese Harmony: Disciplinary Rules as Social Stabilizer”, China perspectives 2007, pp. 36-49.
18. “China's Participation in the WTO”, China Quarterly, June 2006, vol. 186, pp.66-69.
19. “Justiciability of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' Review of China's First Periodic Report on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Spring-Fall 2005, vol. 1, pp. 30-49.
20. “Droit et économie dans le Vietnam du “Doi Moi : l’insertion à la globalisation par « l’Etat de droit”, Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé (RIDC), n°4, 2004, pp.891-916.
21. With Stanley B. Lubman, “Chine : l’incomplète réforme par le droit”, Esprit, February 2004, pp.122-136.
22. “Droit et économie dans la Chine des réformes”, Monde chinois, March 2004
23. “L’internationalisation du droit chinois des affaires” et “The Internationalization of Chinese Business Law”, Revue de droit des affaires internationales, International Business Law Journal, July 2003, pp.503-523.
24. “Chine-OMC, l’Etat de droit par l’ouverture au commerce international” and “China-WTO: Building the Rule of law through the Opening to International Trade”, Revue de droit des affaires internationales, International business law journal, n°6, 2002, pp.555-573.
25. “L’accession de la Chine à l’OMC: un tournant historique?” et “China’s accession to the WTO: a Turning Point?”, Perspectives chinoises and China Perspectives, n°69, January-February 2002, pp.4-6.
26. “L’Etat de droit par l’internationalisation, objectif des réformes?” et “A Rule of Law through Internationalization, the Objective of the Reforms?”, Perspectives chinoises and China Perspectives, January-February 2002, pp/7-21.

Briefs & Reports

- 2014: Asia Centre, Equity in International Trade and Investment Differential Ambiguities with Limited Effectiveness Trade and Investment Lessons for Climate Change Negotiations, (unpublished – report written for the French Strategic Planning Commission/ climate change negotiations)

- 2013: Asia Centre, Le cadre institutionnel et réglementaire indien du commerce et de l’investissement international

- 2012: EU Commission (with Maastricht Institute for Transnational Legal Research – Metro) Study on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to justice

- 2011: EU Parliament Framework Contract: Provision of External Expertise on Foreign Policy

In this framework contract IGIR and its partners provide studies, analyses and advice to the European parliament Trade, IP, Economics issues related to EU external foreign policy. Project partners: LSE, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), University of Parma, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Trinity College
Funder: European Parliament

Study Drafting and Coordination for “China Trade 2011”

Report presented to the EU Parliament on 11th October 2011. 

Opinions

  1. « TTIP: au-delà des intérêts commerciaux, la bataille des normes », Op-Ed in Le Monde, 9 June 2015.  http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2015/06/09/ttip-au-dela-des-interets-commerciaux-la-bataille-des-normes_4650611_3232.html
  2. « Refonder le multilatéralisme commercial », Le Monde, 21 January 2014.  http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2014/01/21/refonder-le-multilateralisme-commercial_4351714_3232.html
  3. « L’OMC est morte, Vive l’OMC !», Les Echos, 06 December 2013.  http://archives.lesechos.fr/archives/cercle/2013/12/06/cercle_86110.htm
  4. “Shell v. Kiobel, la Décision de la Cour Suprême”, Le Monde, 14 Avril 2013.  http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2013/01/28/kiobel-vs-shell-multinationales-et-droits-de-l-homme-devant-la-cour-supreme-americaine_1823438_3234.html
  5. “Kiobel v. Shell, Multinationales et Droits de l’Homme”, Le Monde, 28 Janvier 2013.
  6. “Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses”, The Hindu Business Line, 1st November 2012.
  7. “WTO: Battleground for Emerging Economies”, The Hindu Business Line, 28th February 2012.
  8. “ China’s Quiet Decade at the WTO”, The Hindu Business Line, 14th December 2011.
  9. “Chine-OMC: la Chine triomphe sans contrepartie”, Rue 89, 11th December 2011.
  10.  Interview in Le Monde 10th December 2011, “Pékin a bien Profité de son adhésion à l’OMC”.
  11. “ Nul besoin d’imposer les droits de l’Homme à la Chine, elle les a déjà intégrés”, Le Monde, 11th December 2011.
  12. “ In defense of Liu Xiaobo”, EPW (Indian Leading News Magazine in Social Sciences), January 2011.
  13. “Droits de l’Homme et entreprises, le temps de l’action”, Le Monde,  24th June 2008.
  14. “Business and Human Rights: Time for action”, South China Morning Post, June 2008.
  15. “ Derechos Humanos y Empresas”, Ejecutivos, October 2008.
  16. Radio France Culture, Emission Le Bien Commun, “Droits de l’Homme et entreprises”, one hour live, 21st May, 2008.  http://www.franceculture.fr/personne-leila-choukroune.html
  17. “ Les nouveaux avocats de la défense”, Homme et libertés, Journal of the  “Ligue des droits de l’Homme” (LDH), 2008.
  18. Radio Suisse Romande (May 8, 2008), one hour live.
  19.  L’Expansion, Interview on India and China, April 2008.
  20.  “Ces courageux avocats chinois”, Libération, 5th December, 2006.
  21.  “Chine : l’Etat de droit contre la démocratie”, Le Monde, 18th March, 2003.

Conferences

Organization of academic international conferences

1. GIFTA 16-17 November 2015, FTA in Asia, New Delhi, India
2. UM Brussels Campus Dialogues - The TTIP- 19 June 2013
3. UM Brussels Campus Dialogues The WTO and Mega regionalism – 6 march 2014
4. WUN (based on WUN grant obtained) – UM Brussels Campus a. 27 June 2014 – WATER Trade and Services Globalized – Research Seminar
5. Delhi, 9 January 2015 – International Conference organized in the context of the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) 2015 World Congress – Judging the State in Trade and Investment Law
6. Maastricht University Law Faculty, 31st January 2012- 1st February 2013: “National Treatment and International Economic Law” co-organised with Prof. dr. Peter van den Bossche and Prof. dr. Anselm KampermanSanders – in charge on the Investment law related panels.
7. World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, June 27 2012, “China and the WTO 10 Years”, a Workshop
8. and Maastricht Brussels Campus, June 28, 2012, “China and the WTO, 10 Years”, second part of the same international workshop.
9. Tokyo, Franco-Japanese House, June 2010: “Japanese, Chinese and Indian Investments in and out: New Trends in the Globalization of Law from and within Asia”
10. Beijing, September 2009: “ Global Legal Studies” 24th World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (direction of one the special workshops)
11. New Delhi, December 2008: Indian Society of International Law, “The Indian Judge and international and Comparative Law”
12. Paris, December 2008: “Droits de l’Homme et enterprises”, in cooperation with BLIRH (Busines Leaders in Human Rights) and EDH (Entreprises pour les Droits de l’Homme) for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration
13. Hong Kong, November 2 and 3, 2007: Law Faculty, The University of Hong Kong, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
14. Hong Kong, July 2007: French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), “Chinese Legal Transition, Rule of Law and Justice”
15. Beijing, July 1st, 2007: People’s University of China, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
16. Paris, January 2007: HEC-BLIRH (Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights), Leaders and Human Rights, case studies
17. Beijing, July 2006: People’s University of China with Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the codification of civil and constitutional law, is the French experience able to shed light on the Chinese reform?
18. Beijing December 2005: OECD and Governance in China with the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC) as counterpart
19. Beijing, December 2005: OECD and Regional Development in China, with NDRC (National Development Research Centre) and GTZ (the German cooperation institution) as counterparts
20. Paris (University Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris I) December 2004 and - Beijing (People’s University of China) April 2006: “The Law Reform: A Sino-French perspective”. An International Symposium with more than 20 international experts. -


Papers Presented in International Conferences and Seminars

1. 
" Aggressive Legalism - A New Asian Legal Strategy in Trade and Investment Law Disputes?”, Taiwan University, Academia Sinica, 7 July, 2016.
2. “Beyond ISDS: Global Mega Investment Disputes and Human Rights”, India Law Institute, 25 June 2016
3. “ISDS Reform”, South Asian University, 18 April, 2016
4. “ISDS and Human Rights: Some Reflections and Developments”, Jindal University, 30 April 2016.
5. “Multilateralism in the era of Megaregionalism “, Jindal University March 2016
6. “Asian FTA – Legal Dimensions”, Governance and Integration through Free Trade Agreements (GIFTA Project India Conference), IIC, New Delhi, 17th November 2015
7. “The WTO Ministerial and India: Prospects and Challenges”, Jindal University, New Delhi, 15 October 2015.
8. “Access to Justice: Justice for the Poor or Poor Justice”, New Delhi, Inequalities in Asia, Japan Foundation, 3rd October 2015.
9. “Investment Claims against India: Future Scenarios vs. Global Trends”, Jindal University, New Delhi 23Rd September 2015, Conference on Investment and Commercial Arbitration in India: Prospects and Challenges
10. The Mega Trade and Investment Deals and Climate Change”, ASEAN Regional Forum on Climate Change, Bangkok, 1-3rd July, 2015.
11. “India-China, the Normative Battle Beyond Trade”, “Trading in the Neighbourhood” – WTI (Bern) and Jindal University Conference, New Delhi, IHC, 21 May 2015
12. “Beyond the States “Right to Regulate”, Workshop on Contemporary Trade and Investment Issues, South Asian University, New Delhi, 17 April 2015
13. “For a Human Rights Based Approach”, Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold Regulatory and Economic Challenges’, WUN Project, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 23-24 March 2015
14. “Contemporary Issues in Investment Law and Dispute Settlement”, Jindal University Delhi Campus, 12 March 2015
15. “Investment Regulation and the Rule of Law”, National Law University Delhi, 22 February 2015
16. “International Economic Law and Health, Current Challenges for the Emerging World”, India Law Institute, New Delhi, 10 December 2014.
17. “Governing Governance, Potential and Limits of the Rule of Law–China–India Perspectives” in Development, Governance and Law in China and India, Jindal University, New Delhi, 14 November 2014
18. “States “Autonomy to Regulate” and the Emerging World - Some Thoughts on Recent WTO Disputes”, India Law Institute, New Delhi, 9 October 2014.
19. “The Paradox of Justiciability, Labour Rights Litigation and Realization in China and India”, EU Delegation in India, Political Committee, New Delhi, 7 October 2014
20. States Autonomy to Regulate; International Trade and Investment Law Beyond Flexibilities”, Centre for Policy Rights (CPR), New Delhi, 18 September 2014.
21. “ The Right to Water and Sanitation: A Holistic Legal Approach”, Maastricht University, Campus Brussels, 27 June 2024, paper presented in the context of a World University Network (WUN) Research Project
22. With Dr. David Appleton “Bad, Worse, and the Worst: Food, Alcohol and Tobacco Labeling Schemes — Implications for Asia and India” – Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, 11th June 2014.
23. “ Trade, Investment and Human Rights: Perspectives from the BRICS”, World Trade Institute (WTI), 4 June 2014
24. “Water and International Trade and Investment Law”, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 29 May 2014, contribution to the PRIMI research initiative on water privatization and regulation.
25. "China and the WTO Dispute Settlement System – Lessons and Challenges for India and the BRICS", a lecture delivered at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi, 23rd April 2014.
26. “An International Law Perspective on Sustainable Investment”, paper presented in the context of a two-day International Conference (Sponsored by ICSSR) on "Eco - Investment and Innovations for Inclusive Green Growth: Possible Pathways to Eradication of Poverty and Sustainable Development at Haryana's Kururkshetra University, March 25 and 26 2014.
27. Water in International Law: A Multidisciplinary Perspective”, University of Sydney, Australia, paper presented in the context of a World University Network (WUN) Research Project, 17Th February 2014.
28. “Fresh Water in International Trade and Investment Law and Arbitration”, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 12 November 2013 in the context of Prof. De. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes book launch.
29. “The Institutional Design of FDI in India – Problems and Issues”, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Ramjas College, University of Delhi – International Political Science Association, International Conference On Re-thinking Politics, Policy and Governance in Federal Systems: India and the World, New Delhi, 13 November 2013
30. Université Aix-Marseille, 21-22 March 2013, “ The BRICS and International Economic Law”
31. Hong Kong, Chinese University Law Faculty, March 2013, “The Indian and Chinese Judge and International Investment Law”
32. 25th January 2012, CSH (Centre des Sciences Humaines, Delhi): “Public Interest Litigation in China and India”
33. 13th January 2012: “Business and Human Rights”, opening Lecture series, West Bengal University for Juridical Sciences, Calcutta
34. Hong Kong, City University Law Faculty, 30 November 2012, “The Realization of Socio-Economic Rights in China and India; Labour PIL in China and India”.
35. Université de Liège, 4th November 2012, “China’s Legal Reform and Social Change”
36. December 2011: Lecture series in Trade, Investment and Human Rights, National Law University, Delhi
37. The London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), 13th June 2011, “China and the WTO
38. Sciences Po Paris, European China Law Studies Association, 29th September 2011, “China and International Justice: Trade and Investment Disputes as Laboratory”
39. University of Cambridge, European Society of International Law, Interest Group in Legal Philosophy, 1st September 2010: “Harmonious Society” and the Law: an Epistemological Break? How China’s Practice of International Law is Challenging Legal Theory”
40. Tokyo, Franco-Japanese House, June 2010, “Emerging Practices from China and India, a Challenge for International Investments Law”?
41. ULB, Brussels, Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy, 9th March 2010, “Les enterprises transnationales et les contentieux des droits de l’Homme”
42. Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Evaluating Critical Approaches to International Law, 11-12 December 2009, “Critical Approaches and the Third World, an appraisal”
43. Cornell University Law School, The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Nov.11, 2009, “The Law of China’s Harmonious Society - A Critical and Theoretical Approach to the Chinese Legal Reforms
44. Hong Kong, Law Faculty, Chinese University of Hong Kong, February, 18, 2009: “Protect, Respect, Remedy, an International Law Perspective on the Current Business and Human Rights Debate”.
45. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, February 1-4, 2009, “When Public and Private Interests Meet: The Strategic Use of a Human Rights Clause in Business Contracts”
46. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, December, 2008, “Reclaiming Democracy: the Indian and Chinese judges and International Law”
47. Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Law Faculty in partnership with Cornell University, October 22, 2008, “ Appraising Chinese Law Reform: A Comparative Discussion of U.S. and European Analysis and Discourses”
48. Paris, CNRS, March 5, 2008, with Antoine Garapon, “Les normes de l'harmonie chinoise”.
49. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, Delhi, December 8-10, 2007. “How To Teach and Research on Business and Human Rights?”
50. Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Law Faculty, Nov.2-3, 2007, “The Local Judge and International and Comparative Law: New trends in theory and practice”
51. Hamburg, Max Plank Institute, August 31, September 1st 2008, China Law Studies in Europe, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
52. Hong Kong, CEFC (French Centre For Research on Contemporary China), July 2007, “Economic Modernity, Authoritarianism and Justice Current Trends in the Chinese Transitional Judiciary”
53. Beijing, People’s University of China, July 1st 2007, “The Indian Judge and International Law”.
54. Paris, IHEJ (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice), April 23, 2007, “L’internationalisation du droit chinois”
55. Beijing, People's University of China, Beijing, July 2006, “The internationalisation of the Chinese Law codification”
56. The University of Hong Kong, Symposium on International Trade organized during the WTO 6th Ministerial, December 16, 2005: “The effect of subsidies on GATS
57. Columbia University (New York), April 2005, “Chinese Law”, An International Conference in honour of Prof. Stanley Lubmann “The Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural rights in China”
58. Harvard Law School, March 2005, “Comparative Visions of Global Public Order. Some comments on Asia and International Law
59. University Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris I, Paris December 2004 and Beijing (People’s University of China) December 2005: “The Law Reform: A Sino-French perspective”
60. HRIC (Human Rights in China), New York June 2004, “Non-Trade Issues and The WTO Dispute Settlement Body: the Chinese Case”
61. CERI (Paris Institute of Political Sciences) and French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Paris, April 2004, “China’s perception of the international legal order and the internationalization of Chinese law”
62. Vietnam’s National University, Hanoi, April 2004, “Law and internationalization in the “Doi Moi” Vietnam” Institute of Diplomacy, Beijing, November 2003, “Is the European experience of the Rule of Law a tool for China’s legal reform?”
63. Réseau Asie, Paris, September 2003, “Chine : Etat de droit contre démocratie”
64. OECD, Paris, March 2003, “Governance and the Law in China”
65. Collège de France, February 2003, “Globalisation économique et internationalisation des ordres juridiques, l’exemple chinois” 
66. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, October 2001, Beijing, “China’s legal reforms after the WTO”