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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.
2000 words essay (40%)
3x 48 hour answers (1000 words each) (60%)
Resit: online exam, coursework mark is carried forward
Alternative Resit Arrangements (2020/2021)
48 hour written exam (% equivalent to failed element)
Alternative Resit Arrangements (2019/2020 & C8 Students)
48 hour written exam (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|