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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM132: WTO Law and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Swati Gola (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) aims to create an open, non-discriminatory and rule-based multilateral trading system. The module will focus on the substantive law of the WTO, the key principles and rules of international trade. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and analytical skills to critically examine the relevant legal texts of the WTO agreements and their basic rules and concepts, such as ‘national treatment’ and ‘most favoured nation’, as well as to understand the manner in which those rules have been interpreted and applied by the WTO’s dispute settlement body. The module will also give you the opportunity to examine the societal impacts of world trade law in domestic settings and its implications for human rights, environmental protection and food security and how these issues have been dealt with by the WTO dispute settlement bodies and within the institution itself. The module will appeal to anyone who is interested in a practical introduction to the methodology of WTO law.

Module created

01/10/2006

Last revised

13/05/2022