International Economic Law

Course Code: 
4126
Semester: 
3rd
Specialization Courses
B. International and European Political Economy
Professor: 

TYPE OF COURSE: Compulsory for the specialization “International and European Political Economy”

NUMBER OF CREDITS: 6 ECTS Credits

OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE

This course aims to introduce students to fundamental concepts of international law, focusing more on the economic dimension. It analyzes the institutional organization and functioning of international economic and financial institutions, with emphasis on WTO. It also presents the fundamental legal principles governing international trade in goods and services, as well as the framework for protecting copyrights and industrial property rights related to international trade. Particular emphasis is given to the mechanism of resolving international trade disputes. The course offers student the necessary training about the institutional framework of international trade and international economic relations and allows him to better understand the phenomenon of globalization. This course offers skills and abilities which could be useful for the job market.

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE CONTENT

1) Subjects of international law (States- International Institutions) 

2) Sources of International Law (International Custom, International Treaties, Acts of International Organizations)

3) Analysis of the legal framework of international trade (from GATT to WTO)

4) Institutional framework and function of WTO

5)  Dispute Settlement System, Trade Policy Mechanism, EU and WTO

5)  Basic principles of international trade in goods

6)  General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

7) Agreement on Trade –Related Aspects of intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs)

8)   Agreement on Safeguards

9)   Foreign investment protection

10) International Monetary and Financial Institutions (International Monetary Fund‘s and World Bank’s structure and operation)

RECOMMENCED READING

  • Α. Bredimas-A.Gourgourinis, International Economic Law, The Law of the
  • World Trade Organization, Nomiki Bibliothiki 2015(in   greek)
  • C. Stefanou-Ch.Gortsos International Economic Law, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2006         (in   greek)
  • E. Roucounas, International Public Law, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2011 (in greek)
  • Fatouros – C. Stefanou, The Uruguay Round Agreements on International Trade of Goods and Services, Ant. Sakkoulas1995(in greek)
  • Carreau D & Juillard P, Droit International Economique, Paris Dalloz 2010
  • Seidl- Hohenveldern, International Economic Law, Amsterdam, Martinus Nijhoff Publications 1992
  • Lowenfeld , A.F ,  International Economic Law, Oxford University Press, 2008

TEACHING METHODS: Lectures

ASSESSMENT METHODS: Final Written Exam

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Greek