World Trade Law

Mexico - 13 May 2020

Trade topics: Trade Dispute Settlement Systems, Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy, Gender and Trade

The course focused on the laws, principles, functioning and jurisprudence of International Trade Law. It discussed the basic principles of multilateral and bilateral trade, and gave students the opportunity to engage with the practice of international trade law with the help of current jurisprudence and hypothetical dispute scenarios. The students received an appreciation of the purpose and functions of the WTO and were made familiar with its principal rules, impact and jurisprudence. There was a special focus on WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism and the landmark disputes covering different countries, industries and legal issues. Students learnt with a unique combination of lectures, class discussions and practice exercises. The approach employed was practical (with real life examples), critical (with practical assessments) and contemporary (with recent developments).