Alexander BeyleveldUniversity of the Witwatersrand | wits · Mandela Institute
Senior Researcher, Mandela Institute, Wits Law School
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A legal, economics and policy professional with experience in the public, international public, private, NGO and academic sectors, Alex holds a PhD from the University of Bern, is an admitted attorney in South Africa and is currently a senior researcher at the Mandela Institute (Wits Law School). Alex predominantly works on issues of economic law (international trade, competition and taxation), technology and public policy, with a particular focus on development, inequality and inclusion.
The regulation of cross-border data flows has come to the fore fairly recently possibly impacting international trade, economic development and other non-economic issues such as protecting the privacy of the individuals who interact within the digital and data economies. In the African context, negotiations on an African Continental Free Trade Area...
Are countries capable of reducing economic inequality under conditions of contemporary globalisation without cooperating and coordinating with other countries? While states are far from powerless to effect distributional change within their own sovereign space, Taking a Common Concern Approach to Economic Inequality makes the case that cooperation...
**From introduction** Part 2 briefly describes the data localisation elements of the data regulatory frameworks in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. In the third part, the point made is that current evidence suggests that an ad hoc balancing of costs and benefits will be necessary with respect to specifically defined scenarios across different secto...
Almost two years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are still far from bringing the pandemic to an end. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that large vaccine inequities remain worldwide. In order to address this problem, a large subset of World Trade Organization (WTO) members are in favour of waiving certain obl...
The regulation of cross-border data flows has come to the fore fairly recently, possibly impacting international trade, economic development and other non-economic issues such as protecting the privacy of the individuals who interact within the digital and data economies. In the African context, negotiations on an African Continental Free Trade Are...
The argument in this paper is that international lawyers—scholars and practitioners alike—should be cognisant of the fact that different economic distributions within nations will lead to the establishment of different international legal systems in terms of their formation and evolution, as well as in relation to the extent to which they are respe...
**From the introduction** The second part of the policy brief will discuss the technological and consequent economic and political trends that characterise today’s global economy. Within the context sketched in the second part, the third part of the brief will introduce the idea of ‘data’ and elaborate on a theoretical framework for discussing its...
This chapter contemplates addressing changes in economic distributions within states from the vantage point of international law. It does this by considering the potential of recognising changing economic distributions within states and the adverse effects that flow therefrom as a ‘common concern of humankind’. At the outset, a contemporary concept...
The Common Concern of Humankind today is central to efforts to bring about enhanced international cooperation in fields including, but not limited to, climate change. This book explores the expression’s potential as a future legal principle. It sets out the origins of Common Concern, its differences to other common interest legal principles, and ex...
research is focused on exploring potential normative contents of common concern as an emerging principle of international law in different areas, in particular monetary stability, transfer of technology in climate change, inequality and human rights and migration