International Economic Conflict and Resolution

Taylor, C. O'Neal | January 1, 2002

Conflict and their resolutions contribute to the development of the law. Organizations and systems are structured or restructured and policies are formulated in response to them. In the case of international economic law, conflict comes in a variety of forms and is resolved in a number of ways and in different forums.’ The 2001 Conference of the International Economic Law Group focused on the issue of conflict resolution.2 The two plenary sessions of the conference were held at the Warwick Hotel in Houston. This symposium issue of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business contains three of the articles presented during those sessions of the conference. Other scholars who presented papers at the conference were Jeffery Atik, David Gantz, Helen Hartnell, John McGinnis, Mark Movsesian, Matthew Schaefer, Gregory Shaffer, M. Sornarajah, Spencer Weber Waller and Anthony Winer. Featured speakers were Robert Hudec, Paul Stephan and Joel Trachtman. The International Economic Law Group (IELG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) was designed to offer scholars a chance to closely examine and study international economic law.3 This IELG conference aimed at studying how and why conflicts arise in international economic law as well as offering analyses and prescriptions of how they are and should be resolved.