International Trade Law

Semestre Semestre 2
Crédits ECTS 15


The module will provide students with a systematic understanding of critical debates in the international trade law environment. The course will interrogate the dominant theories that underpin the world trading system as well as the alleged world trade spin offs of innovation, development, poverty reduction, and employment. The course will also examine the divergent perspectives held by participants in the international trading system through the prism of the WTO. Topics covered include: 1. Theories underpinning the international trading system: free trade and fair trade; 2. Systemic evolution of the international trading system; 3. The structure and functions of the World Trade Organisation; 4. Contemporary debates on global trade; 5. Unfair trade; 6. Comparative advantage: protectionism, subsidies and dumping; 7. Sanctions and incentives in the international trading system. This course will be taught only if a sufficient number of students enrol. Any aspect of this module may be changed in any given academic year, subject to the discretion of the module lecturer.

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Assessment : Continuous Assessment 100%