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The course aims to provide a thorough and critical understanding of fundamental concepts, principles and institutions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with emphasis on trade in goods (GATT). The main topics covered include relevant historical and institutional developments, WTO dispute resolution, core principles such as the non-discrimination, most-favour-nation (MFN) and the prohibition of quantitative restrictions on international trade. The security, environment, human rights, labour standards, economic emergencies and free trade areas and customs unions based exceptions and their challenges are also analytically explored. These are studied in light of relevant WTO panel and Appellate Body cases and recommendations.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
1. Introduction, Historical and Theoretical Background, and Institutional Developments 2. WTO Dispute Resolution System 3. WTO Core Principles I: General Introduction, Non Discrimination – MFN 4. WTO Core Principles II: Non-Discrimination – National Treatment 5. Exceptions to the Core Principles 6. Trade and Environment, Trade and Human Rights, Trade and Labour Rights 7. Other Important Exceptions—Economic Emergencies; Free Trade Areas; National Security
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: 3 hour open folder examination (100%). Students must have also participated in each (non-assessed) topic discussion via MyAberdeen. resit: 3 hour open folder examination (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.