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LAWS6924 - World Trade Organization-Dispute Resolut
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 108
Assumed knowledge: limited knowledge of law of treaties
Teacher/Coordinator: Adj Prof Alan Bennett

Classes: Aug 16, 17 & 30, 31 (9-5)

Assessment: take-home exam or essay (100%)

Textbooks: General References: M.Matsushita, Schoenbaum and Mavroides, The WTO: Law, Practice and Policy, OUP (2nd ed 2005); J. Jackson, The World Trading System,(2nd ed. 2002); G. Triggs, International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices 2006, Chapter 12 `World Trade Organisation'; Waincymer, WTO Litigation:Procedural Aspects of Formal Dispute Settlement, (2002) Cameron and May; Peter van den Bossche, The Law and Policy of the WTO: Texts, Cases and Materials, CUP (2nd ed 2006); Tambelin and Bastin: `Australia and the WTO Decision Enforcement', 81 ALJ 802; and Jackson, Davey and Sykes, Legal Problems of International Economic Relations, (4th ed).
The aims of this unit are to gain an understanding of the: fundamental principles of WTO law, including `favoured nation', tariff bindings and customs duties, subsidies and non-tariff barriers to trade; dispute resolution system and the findings of the panels and Appellate Body; evolving jurisprudence of the WTO on Article XX and environmental and health measures, labour law and human rights. The unit will include study of the: WTO Agreement and the Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Agreements. Agreements on Trade in Services, Technical Barriers to Trade, Trade Related Investment Measures, Anti-Dumping and TRIPS; special and differential treatment for developing country Members; role of WTO within the international legal system and implementation of national law; and enforcement of WTO decisions.This unit replaced LAWS6924 Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization.
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