Globalization and international law
|Taal waarin de cursus wordt gedoceerd:||Engels|
|Info semesterexamen:||verplicht semesterexamen in januari|
1. Aanvangscompetenties (begintermen)
2. Eindcompetenties (eindtermen)
This course looks at the impact of globalisation, and more specifically of economic globalisation, on international law. The emphasis of traditional international law on relationships between States is challenged by the impact of many other actors on international economic relations. These actors include intergovernmental organisations that support economic globalisation, such as the World Trade Organisation and the international financial institutions, and private actors that organise across borders, such as transnational corporations and international non-governmental organisations.
It has been argued that in order to deal with the change in international economic relations, international law is insufficient, and that instead one should move towards a law regulating global economic relationships that includes both elements of public and private law at different levels of regulation ranging from the global to the domestic, and elements of self-regulation by non-State actors.
International dispute settlement in particular currently attempts to come to terms with globalisation, i.e. by increasingly allowing non-State actors to intervene in inter-State dispute settlement as friends of the court, by reassessing the confidential nature of State-corporate arbitration when the results of such an arbitration have a direct impact on living conditions in the State concerned, or by devising new forms of arbitration between various non-State actors.
A special section of the course will deal with efforts of the law (again at the various levels) at orienting economic relations towards achieving human development.
Schriftelijk werkstuk: met mondelinge toelichting
6. Noodzakelijk studiemateriaal
7. Facultatief studiemateriaal
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