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On completion of the module, students should have an enhanced appreciation and understanding of:
- the nature and sources of international economic law,
- the fundamental principles of the international trading system established under WTO rules, and
- the scope of the issues relating to the policy space allowed to Members of the WTO.
On completion of this module, students should also have enhanced the generally transferable skills and specific skills already developed throughout their degree programmes. This module aims to enhance the following skills:
- the ability to conduct legal research, especially using international legal materials and
- the ability to present a coherent written legal argument.
Students will be expected to demonstrate these learning outcomes through the completion of two pieces of coursework.
Introduction to the history of international economic law since 1945
The WTO Dispute Settlement System
The fundamental principles of the GATT - Articles I and III
The exceptions to the fundamental principles - Articles XX and XXI GATT
The treatment of developing countries in the WTO
- Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
- Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: An answer to the problem scenario addressed throughout the module||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Essay on general principles of the GATT||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided on both coursework assignments. Students will be afforded the opportunity to arrange an individual meeting during student consultation hours.