Indian Journal of International Economic Law

The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is an endeavour by the Student Bar Association (SBA), NLSIU to encourage scholarship in the fields of international trade law and international economic law, in recognition of the staggering impact of World Trade Organization (WTO) and cross-border trade and commerce in the world today. The burgeoning presence of the developing world in the international arena coupled with a need for harmonization of the North-South divide and the conspicuous absence of any scholarly journal from a developing world perspective on the same was the seed for this initiative by the world class SBA, NLSIU.

IJIEL hopes to cater to the felt needs of scholars, researchers, lawyers, policy makers and dedicated law students in the field of international economic law. This would include multidisciplinary research concerning the WTO, trade laws at various levels of government, financial institutions, regulatory subjects such as taxation and competition policy, various services sectors such as banking and brokerage, linkages to human rights and cultural problems, international commercial arbitration etc. The mission of IJIEL is to encourage thoughtful scholastic attention to international economic law in developing countries, and provide a forum for voicing the particularistic concerns of developing countries in an era of untrammelled globalization. An emphasis on the enhancement of legal knowledge, critical awareness and research skills in the field of international economic law, and an integrated interdisciplinary approach to global economic governance informed by law, political science, sociology and economics, shall inform the philosophy and practice of IJIEL.

IJIEL's ultimate aim remains to make a contribution towards improving both the analysis and the normative evaluation of global economic governance. It further looks to promote the idea that a developing world perspective cannot be understood in isolation, and for IJIEL to be both adequate and credible as a forum for harmonizing the goals of developing and developed nations, it will seek to incorporate views from the perspective of both the North and the South.