Guillaume François Larouche
GEM-DIAMOND doctoral fellow
ESR 8 – Technocratic actors as ‘teachers’ of the rule of law: EU technical assistance, capacity-building and other pathways
As a member of GEM-DIAMOND, I am fortunate to enter a world of critical thinking and to join a community of researchers whose purpose is to produce empirical, scientific & data-driven legal research to understand normative tensions caused by mounting dissensus over liberal democracy within the European Union and the rise of alternative models outside its borders.
The Most Noble Role. The Rule of Law and the Role of Lawyers in the Making of the Multilateral Investment Court
- Mikael Madsen
- Jean-Frederic Morin
- Chloé Brière
An affiliated PhD researcher with the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy at Université Laval, with the Centre de recherche en droit public de l'Université de Montréal, and with the Centre de droit européen de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Guillaume François holds a Master of Laws (LLM) with Concentration in International Trade and Foreign Investment from the University of Ottawa (for which he received the mention “Excellent”), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Université Laval, and an advanced certificate in French and European Law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
In addition to his doctoral research, he is currently working on a book chapter preliminary entitled “ Policy trends and options for the future relationship between international tax and investment law” with Prof. Wolfgang Alschner of the University of Ottawa. He presented previous research results on the international norm against corruption as a candidate for jus cogens at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference in Scotland (UK) and on the potential adaptation of the WTO legal paradigm on “like” products to include environmental considerations at the 5th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference in Montreal (Canada).
He is a member of the Barreau du Québec since January 2020 and practiced public law in Montréal.
Besides his research interests and law practice, Guillaume François is interested in history, visual arts, French literature, travel, outdoor activities, and sports (swimming, running, cycling, yoga, and cross-country skiing).
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2023. “L’intégration européenne et l’État de droit comme capital social : Les juristes européens et la proposition européenne d’un Tribunal multilatéral des investissements”, to be presented at the 3rd Colloque interdisciplinaire d’études internationales, École supérieure d’études internationales, Université Laval, Québec City, 17 November 2023 [forthcoming].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2023. “European Integration and the Rule of Law as Social Capital: The European Proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court”, to be presented at the Beyond European legal Integration Workshop, University of Oslo, 9 November 2023 [forthcoming].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2023. "European Lawyers and the Making of the Proposed Multilateral Investment Court: A Legal Ethnography”, presented at the PhD Symposium of the European Union in International Affairs Conference, Brussels, 3 May 2023 [unpublished].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2023. "International Courts (Trans)formations: The Role of European Lawyers in the 'Fabrique' of the International Criminal Court and the Proposed Multilateral Investment Court", presented at the First GEM DIAMOND Annual Conference, Brussels, 14 March 2023 [unpublished].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2022. “International Economic Law and Peremptory Norms. The Norm Against Corruption, a Manifestation of a (Quasi) Jus Cogens?”, presented at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2022, Edinburgh, 16 June 2022 [unpublished].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2022. “Adapting the WTO Legal Paradigm on ‘Like’ Products to Include Environmental Considerations: Towards a Green World Trade Organization”, presented at the 15th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference, Montréal, 5 May 2022 [unpublished].
Alschner, Wolfgang and Guillaume François Larouche, “Policy trends and options for the future relationship between international tax and investment law” in Robert Danon, Sebastian Wuschka and Andreas R. Ziegler, eds, Tax Issues in International Investment Arbitration (Lausanne: Kluwer Law, forthcoming).
Larouche, Guillaume François, "Language and legal discourse at the confluence of international arbitration and the domestic judiciary", [forthcoming].
Larouche, Guillaume François. “International Economic Law and Peremptory Norms. The Norm Against Corruption, a Manifestation of a (Quasi) Jus Cogens?”, [forthcoming].
Making Sense of the Growing Use of Litigation Over the Fundamental Values of the European Union
21 September 2023
Some Ideas for Research Agenda Combining Doctrinal Law and Empirical Legal Studies
The GEM-DIAMOND’s First Policy AGORA Forum and Citizen Innovation Lab
21 February 2023
A Primer on Policy Work, Local Activism and the Role of Academia in Engaging Dissensus
Birth of the GEM-DIAMOND Fellowship of the Ph.D.
1 October 2022
16 MSCA Fellows successfully selected following a gruelling selection process.