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LS5098: WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION: GATT (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zeray Yihdego

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations
  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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