Christian Häberli studied law in Zurich, Geneva and Basel where he graduated in 1977 with a Ph.D. on the subject of African Investment Law; he also studied development sciences (1973-75) and obtained a degree at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Développement in Geneva. After a short stint with Swissair, Geneva, as an Air Transport Employee (1977-78), his professional career started in 1978 at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), with 2 years each in Madagascar and Thailand, followed by 3 years with the Swiss Development Cooperation in Nepal. As from 1986 he worked at the Swiss Federal Department (Ministry) for Economic Affairs: At the Foreign Economic Affairs Office until 1999 (UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNCED, OECD and GATT/WTO), and until 2007 at the Agriculture Office (WTO, OECD, EU – as chair of the Swiss-EC Joint Agriculture Committee). In WTO, he chaired the Committee on Agriculture (Regular Session) and served or serves in a number of panels, namely in EC – Bananas, Japan – Apples, EC – Biotech and China – Trading Rights. Numerous publications on legal and political aspects of trade, development, commodity and environmental issues, ethics, agriculture, non-trade concerns, and WTO. In WTI/NCCR, he works as a Senior Consultant on various trade, agriculture and development policy issues. Christian teaches course at trapca in both the Anglophone and Francophone stream.
Apecu Joan Laker, Ph.D.
She is an Economic Affairs Officer in the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. She holds doctoral studies in International Law with a focus on International Trade Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva Switzerland with a Magna Cum Laude degree. Her publications include the participation of African Members at the World Trade Organization, Legal and Institutional Aspects (1995-2010); the Law of Contract in Uganda; and, Intellectual Property Law in Uganda.
Bossche Peter Van den, Ph.D.
Currently member of the WTO Appellate Body and Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He has published extensively in the field of international economic law including book on The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization published by Cambridge University Press He holds a Doctorate in Law from the European University Institute, Florence.
Choukroune Leila, Ph.D.
Holds a PhD from Sorbonne University and currently works as Assistant Professor in international economic law at Maastricht University. She specialises in the interactions between economic globalisation, trade and international human rights with a particular interest for Asia, China and India.
El Hadji Diouf, Ph.D.
Holds a PhD in law from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Current areas of work and research include among others: development issues in international trade, agriculture, cotton, legal issues in international trade (WTO, EPA and Regional integration), article XXIV of GATT, GSP and bilateral agreements within Africa.
Gathii James, S.J.D., Ph.D.
Currently the George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at the Loyola University, Chicago, USA. He holds doctoral from Harvard University, USA. He has taught and published widely in commercial law, public international law, trade law and human rights.
Herran Roberto Rios, Ph.D.
Holds a Ph. D in law from the Sorbonne in Paris. His focus is on energy and WTO related issues. He is a visiting professor at HEC in France, Instituto de Empresa in Spain, WTI in Switzerland, and Capital University in the USA. He is also a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
Saurombe, Amos, LLD
Amos Saurombe Amos Saurombe holds an LLD, from North West University. Following five years as a lecturer at the University of Fort Hare, he joined Unisa’s College of Law as a Senior Lecturer in 2009. He is a Professor in the Mercantile Law Department. His main field of research is International Economic Law. His wider research interests include regional integration, World Trade Organisation (WTO) law, Southern African Development Community (SADC) law, e-commerce and intellectual property law. Other interests include the legal aspects of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and bio-diversity. Prof Saurombe teaches International Trade Law in trapca.
Joy Kategekwa, Ph.D.
Currently working with the UNCTAD and previously with the World Trade Organization’s Development Division. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Bern. Her research interests are in trade and development aspects of WTO rules and trade in services. She has published widely on trade and development law and policy issues as well as on developing country and LDC interests in trade in services.
Holds a Master of Laws qualification in International Trade and Investment Law from the University of Western Cape, South Africa. She currently pursing a doctorate degree and works as an Advocate in Kampala and teaches trade law subjects at the Makerere University School of Business.
Kessie Edwini, S.J.D.
Currently Technical Advisor to Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands and Counsellor in the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Technology, Australia.
Kwakwa Edward, S.J.D.
Legal Counsel for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Holds a doctorate degree in international law from Yale University, USA. He is widely published on various aspects of international law.
Ngangjoh-Hodu Yenkong, S.J.D.
Holds a doctorate degree in law from the University of Helsinki. He is currently a lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Manchester School Of Law. His specific research interests include the law and economics of the world trading system, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Public International Law, international development law, regional integration, SINO/African trade and African trade relations with the EU, and the US.
Otieno-Odek James, S.J.D.
Currently Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya and Professor of intellectual property. He is the chairman of the Paris Union. He holds a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto. He has an extensive and solid experience in international law and has published widely in this field.
Zunckel Hilton, Ph.D.
Hilton Zunckel is a director and trade practitioner with Trade Law Chambers. He is also an external associate with the World Trade Institute Advisors (Geneva). He has previously formed part of South Africa’s representation to the WTO Committee on Agriculture, the International Grains Council, the International Food Aid Convention and Southern African Customs Union (SACU) negotiating forums. Hilton has also contributed meaningfully to capacity building in Africa while serving as a senior researcher with the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (tralac). He continues to serve as an external faculty member to several Southern African universities, and contributes to academic and analytical studies on trade issues. Hilton holds a Masters degree in International Law and Economics from Switzerland’s World Trade Institute. He completed his grain trade training with the Canadian International Grains Institute in Winnipeg. Hilton is originally a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) South Africa, in financial accounting and law.
Poretti Pietro, Ph.D.
Pietro Poretti works for the European Free Trade Association, Geneva, Switzerland, where he specializes in international trade and investment matters. He holds a PhD from the World Trade Institute/University of Berne and a LL.M. in European law from Saarbrücken University in Germany. Pietro Poretti studied law at University of Fribourg.
Ewelukwa, Uche, LLD.
Uché Ewelukwa is a professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she teaches courses on international trade law, International investment law, intellectual property law, international business transactions, and international human rights law.
Professor Ewelukwa is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Investment and Development and ABA-SIL Liason to the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Dispute. Professor Ewelukwa is also currently the Secretary-General of the African Society of International Law. Professor Ewelukwa is widely published on various aspects of international law, regional integration, and international organizations.
Samb Falou, Ph.D
Dr Falou Samb holds a PhD in law and is trade specialist with over fifteen years of professional experience in thematic areas including: trade in services, intellectual property, trade in environment, dispute settlement and market access, as well as in negotiations techniques. He is currently a lecturer with the newly implemented Master Program on Multilateral Trade and Negotiations at Dakar University. He has been the main negotiator and Focal Point for the African Group, the least-developed country group (LDC) Group and for the ACP Group in the WTO, from 1999 to 2003. He has authored numerous articles and has co-authored or sponsored books related to trade, development, investment, and environment, and intellectual property, trade in services and on issues of systemic interest to the developing countries in the multilateral trading system.
Tomkiewiscz, Vincent, Ph.D
Vincent holds Ph.D. in Public International Law from Paris University. He is a Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law at Paris University 8. Vincent is widely published on various aspects of international law, regional integration, and international organizations. Vincent is also visiting lecturer at the Royal University of Law and Economics of Phnom Penh (Cambodia) as well as the University of Law of Bucarest, Roumania. Vincent teaches in trapca courses under the Francophone stream.