Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy 2013

From Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th I’ll be in Granada (Spain) to attend the 2013 Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy.

The Academy is organised by Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor of Law at at HEC Paris, where he holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Risk Regulation, in close cooperation with Sidley Austin LLP, OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health), the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, the World Food Law Institute, the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the Institute for Food Law and Regulations (IFLR) at the Michigan State University.

The program is really stimulating and will touch some key points of the actual food law regulation, such as the precautionary principle, the role of some key actors in global food governance, such as the WTO, WHO, and some international standard-setting bodies, such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the World Organization for Animal Health, as well as the FIC regulation (EU Reg. 1169/11 on food information to consumers), the “obesity challenge” and the food compliance challenges for in house legal officers.

The speakers list is really impressive, and both teachers and attendants possess a terrific knowledge regarding food law matters, so it will be a great pleasure (and an honour) to join them all next week!


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