Universität Basel
Juristische Fakultät

Herbstsemester 2017

27576-01 Vorlesung: WTO-Law

Zeit / Ort:
Mo 10:15-12:00 (wöchentlich), Juristische Fakultät / Seminarraum S8 HG.39

Vorlesungsbeginn: 18.09.17

Dozent: PD Dr. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer

Inhalt und Aufbau der Veranstaltung:
This course focuses on the legal system of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the basis of the international trade law system. We start with a short overview of the development of the legal principles lying at the heart of the multilateral trading system. Then we move on to looking at the institutional elements of the WTO itself. The general principles and the exceptions to WTO law are then explained and analyzed on the basis of the treaty texts and the relevant case law. The dispute settlement mechanism is also examined thoroughly.

Lernziele: - Students should know how the WTO works as an institution, be able to recognize and apply the general principles of trade law, and to explain and analyze the procedures of resolving disputes about trade.

Empfohlene Literatur und Materialien:
Peter Van den Bossche & Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 3rd ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013).

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: - Excellent English skills (oral and reading) are required, as all materials will be in English. Active participation and a willingness to be prepared for each class period are also desired.

Angebotsmuster: unregelmässig

Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung: Oral exams will be held before Christmas. The exam will be open book.

Kreditpunkte: 6 KP

Leistungsüberprüfung: Vorlesungsprüfung

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung: Belegen via MOnA innerhalb der Belegfrist

Unterrichtssprache: Deutsch