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Магистратура 2023/2024

Семинар наставника траектории "Международное торговое право"

Направление: 40.04.01. Юриспруденция
Где читается: Факультет права
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1-4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Прогр. обучения: Право международной торговли и разрешение споров
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3
Контактные часы: 36

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is focused on international legal aspects of current challenges to multilateral trading system and preferential trade agreements. After introductory sessions treating basic principles, the course will address legal aspects of substantive issues such as the following: crisis of decision making and dispute settlement in the WTO, brexit and its influence on international trade, international trade during the COVID-19, international trade in services, international trade and sustainable development goals. The course specifically emphasizes compatibility of multilateralism and regionalism and balance between trade and non-trade interests from the international trade law perspective. There is a prerequisite for this course that students need to have prior familiarity with basics of international law.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Min purpose of the course is to make students able to use norms of law of international trade, make legal research and solve cases in this field. The course’s objectives are numerous but its main purpose is to provide students with the necessary tools to understand and analyze the nature, role and effects of the law of international trade, regulation, proceedings and decision-making. To that end, the first sessions will lay the necessary grounds, that is, introduce overall discussion on current challenges to the multilateral trade system. Then we will look at the challenges to the regional trade. Lastly we will focus on more specific issues affecting law of international trade.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding: - demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of basic notions of law of international trade; - demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of main current challenges to law of international trade.
  • Skills and abilities: - demonstrate the ability to find, select and evaluate law of international trade, as well as relevant case law; - demonstrate a solid understanding of the main challenges to the multilateral trade system as well as to trade within the regional trade agreements.
  • Students should gain the following competences: - ability to describe legal problems and situations in the field of law of international trade; - ability to work with and interpret primary operative tests.
  • Students should gain the following competences: -ability to work with information (search, evaluate, use information, necessary for fulfillment of scientific and professional tasks, from various sources, including application of the systematic approach); -ability to search, analyze, and work with legally relevant information by using the juridical, comparative and other specific methods.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • WTO Dispute Settlement
  • The Law of International Economic Integration and Regional Trade Agreements
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • Modern Challenges to the Multilateral Trade System
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion
    Each student is expected to attend all the sessions having go through and thought about the assigned material, including the questions and any problems in the text/ judgment/ video, podcast, etc. that are assigned, and actively participate in class discussions, ask questions and make analytical comments about the assignments. Sessions will be structured as a mix of lectures, seminars, and participative workshops in order to stimulate class discussion: the participants are expected to cover the assigned materials in advance for each class.
  • non-blocking One in-class presentation
    This assessment component includes a 10-minute in-class presentation during one of the classes that serves to help steering the discussion of the relevant topic. Tentative topics per each session are presented further in the syllabus.
  • non-blocking Written assignment
    Written exam by the end of the course.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.2 * Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion + 0.4 * One in-class presentation + 0.4 * Written assignment
  • 2024/2025 3rd module
    0.2 * Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion + 0.4 * One in-class presentation + 0.4 * Written assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Boklan, D. S. / Б. Д. С., Absaliamov, V. V. / А. В. В., & Kurnosov, Y. S. / К. Ю. С. (2018). Are Restrictive Measures and Countermeasures Justifiable by Wto Security Exceptions: Objective or Subjective Approach? / Могут Ли Антироссийские “Санкции” И Российские Ответные Меры Быть Оправданы В Рамках Вто Соображениями Безопасности: Объективный Или Субъективный Подход? Московский Журнал Международного Права, (3), 18–29. https://doi.org/10.24833/0869-0049-2018-3-18-29
  • Boklan, D., & Bahri, A. (2020). The First WTO’s Ruling on National Security Exception: Balancing Interests or Opening Pandora’s Box? World Trade Review, 1, 123.
  • Tanja A. Börzel, & Thomas Risse. (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. OUP Oxford.
  • The law and policy of the World Trade Organization : text, cases and materials, Bossche Van den, P., 2018

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Daria Boklan, & Ilya Lifshits. (2019). Eurasian Economic Union Court and WTO Dispute Settlement Body: Two Housewives in One Kitchen. Russian Law Journal; Vol 7, No 3 (2019); 169-193 ; 2312-3605 ; 2309-8678 ; 10.17589/2309-8678-2019-7-3. https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2019-7-3-169-193