Michelle Limenta is a Law Lecturer and Director of the Center for International Trade and Investment at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia.
Michelle completed her undergraduate legal studies in Indonesia at Trisakti University and an LLM at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship to pursue her PhD on WTO dispute settlement at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Following her PhD completion, she won a postdoctoral fellowship in the New Zealand Centre for International Economic Law (NZCIEL), where she continues to be an affiliated researcher. Following a nomination by Indonesian Government and an approval by the Word Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body in June 2019, she has been a member of the Indicative List of Governmental and Non-Governmental Panelists to hear WTO disputes. Michelle has advised and provided research to international organizations, government and private agencies including the World Bank, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, the EU Delegation to Indonesia, and Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade and the Executive Office of the President on various areas such as trade in goods, intellectual property, agriculture, transparency, and government procurement.
Her publications include a book entitled ‘WTO Retaliation: Effectiveness and Purposes’ published by the Hart Publishing, Oxford.
She is admitted to practice law in Indonesia.
“How Indonesia can take advantage of IA-CEPA”, Commentary, Jakarta Post, 9 July 2020.
“Palm Oil for Fuels: WTO Rules and Environmental Protection”, Issue 7/2020 of the Global Trade and Customs Journal (GTCJ), pp. 321.
“Raising Export Protectionism in Time of Global Isolation”, Commentary, Jakarta Post, 28 April 2020.
“Today’s Multilateral Trade System: Fix It or Nix It?”, Commentary, Jakarta Post, 10 September 2019.
“Can Indonesia Give Palestine Favorable Treatment?”, Commentary, Jakarta Post, 27 August 2018.
“Disabling Labelling in Indonesia: Invoking WTO Laws in the Wake of Halal Policy Objectives”, Issue 3/2018 of the World Trade Review, pp. 451.
“WTO Retaliation: Effectiveness and Purposes”, Oxford/Portland, Hart Publishing, 2017.
“Indonesian Food Security Policy”, Issue 2/2017 of the Indonesia Law Review;
“Rise of Machine, Trade and Inclusive Growth: Time for Equality?”, Commentary, Jakarta Post, October 2016.
“WTO DSU System: the Unpolished Diamonds to African Countries in Laurence Boulle” (edited by Emmanuel Laryea and Franziska Sucker), Siber Ink, 2014 of the African Law and Economic Development: International Perspective, pp. 204–221.
“Open Trade Negotiations as Opposed to Secret Trade Negotiations: From Transparency to Public Participation”, Issue 10/2012 of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, pp. 73–95.