International Economic Law

General Information

The lecture will take place weekly, on Thursday from 12:15 to 13:45, Room RAI-F-041.

The lecture will provide an overview of the current issues and the legal foundations of International Economic Law and serve as a starting point for class room discussion of reading materials, cases and current developments.

Due to the interdisciplinary dimension of International Economic Law, different fields of law such as economic law, human rights and environmental law will be addressed.

Course Material

Readings for the first lecture:

Slides for the first lecture:

In order to foster our discussion all participants are required to prepare for the course and read the assigned papers in advance. The reading load is 30-50 pages per week on average.

All reading assignments, slides and additional documents for the lectures will be regularly posted on the respective Moodle platform (password will be disclosed during the first lecture).

For the section on WTO law, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) as well as the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) need to be brought to class. These documents are also available on the Moodle platform.


An exam will take place at the end of the term. More detailed information will be given at the beginning of the course.