The World Trade Organization

Law, Practice, and Policy

Author: Mitsuo Matsushita,Thomas J. Schoenbaum,Petros C. Mavroidis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198764724

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 666

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The WTO is one of the most important intergovernmental organizations in the world yet it is still poorly understood in terms of how it functions as an organization and the scope of its authority and power. This book, written by an outstanding team of WTO law specialists, provides a comprehensive overview of the law and practice of the WTO . The authors start with the institutional law of the WTO ( e.g. the sources of law and remedies of the Dispute Settlement system) then tackle the principal substantive obligations of the WTO regime (e.g. tariffs, quotas, MFN). They then move on to consider unfair trade, regional trading arrangements and developing countries. In a final section the book deals with the consequences of globalization: firstly where WTO law confronts legal regimes governing issues of competition and intellectual property and secondly where free trade is seen to be incompatible with certain human rights. This book will be of interest to all scholars, students and practitioners seeking to understand this pivotal yet controversial international organization and world trade in general.

Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

Author: Horst-Peter Götting,Urs Peter Gruber,Jörn Lüdemann,et al.

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110388618

Category: Law

Page: 1013

View: 4165

Die Neuauflage bietet eine hochaktuelle, umfassende Darstellung und Analyse des internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts. In eigenen Kapiteln werden die einzelnen Rechtsbereiche des internationalen Wirtschaftssystems dargestellt: Welthandelsrecht (Waren- und Dienstleistungshandel), Finanz- und Währungsrecht, Investitionsschutzrecht, Transport-, Kommunikations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Rohstoffmärkte, Schutz des geistigen Eigentums, das Recht internationaler Kapital- und Finanztransaktionen, das Recht internationaler Warentransaktionen, Außenwirtschaftsrecht und Streitbeilegung. Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt u.a. Entwicklungen im Zusammenhang mit der Finanz- und Staatsschuldenkrise der letzten Jahre, der Bali-Konferenz der WTO und dem Lissabon-Vertrag der EU.

Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Author: Moshe Hirsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191512478

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 2161

Invitation to the Sociology of International Law aims to cast light on the under-explored sociological dimension of international law. The book emphasizes that international legal rules are profoundly embedded in diverse social factors and processes, such as norms, identity, and collective memory. Thus, international law often reflects and affects societal factors and processes in state societies and in the international community. The book exposes some central tenets of the sociological perspective and its core theoretical approaches, and presents a sociological analysis of several significant topics in present-day international law. The volume surveys subjects such as compliance, international economic law, legal fragmentation, law-making, and the impartiality of adjudicators, and reveals that a sociological analysis of international law enriches our understanding of social factors involved in the formation, evolution, and implementation of the law. Such analysis may not only explain past and present trends in international law but also bears significant implications for the interpretation of existing legal provisions, as well as suggesting better legal mechanisms for coping with contemporary challenges. In light of the underlying interrelationships between international law and other social factors, this book invites international law specialists to analyse international legal rules in their wider social context and to incorporate sociological tools into mainstream international law scholarship.

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Author: Daniel L. Bethlehem

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199231923

Category: Law

Page: 801

View: 7080

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law explores the law of the World Trade Organization and its broader context. It examines the discipline of international trade law itself and also the outside face of international trade law and its intersection with states and with other aspects of the international system. It covers the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, the substantive law of the WTO, the WTO dispute settlement system,and the interaction between trade and other disciplines and fields of international law.

WTO und E-Commerce

Author: Astrid Jahn

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638279197

Category: Law

Page: 31

View: 6514

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Jura - Europarecht, Völkerrecht, Internationales Privatrecht, Note: 16 Punkte, sehr gut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wenn man sich mit dem Thema „e-commerce“ beschäftigt, ist es zunächst erforderlich, eine Begriffbestimmung vorzunehmen. Dabei ist festzustellen, dass der Begriff des „e-commerce“ nicht gesetzlich definiert ist. In dem WTO-Arbeitsprogramm E-Commerce wird der elektronische Geschäftsverkehr umschrieben als Produktion, Vertrieb, Vermarktung, Verkauf und Lieferung von Waren und Dienstleistungen auf elektronischem Wege. Unter diese weite Bestimmung fallen alle Geschäfte, die mithilfe von elektronischen Mitteln durchgeführt werden, v.a. alle Geschäfte, die via Telefon, Telefax und Internet abgewickelt werden. Die Nutzung von Telefon und Telefax ist seit langem bekannt und stellt keine neuen Herausforderungen an die Rechtsordnungen. Anders ist es beim Internet, das viele neue Möglichkeiten in Bezug auf Geschäftsanbahnung und –durchführung bietet. Da sich die Seminararbeit mit dem Thema „WTO und e-commerce“ beschäftigt, wird im Folgenden bei der Verwendung des Begriffs „e-commerce“ zwar von der weiten Bestimmung des WTO-Arbeitsprogramms ausgegangen, jedoch muss man sich im Klaren darüber sein, dass die meisten Probleme nur im Bereich des Internet bestehen.

Constraining Public Libraries

The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services

Author: Samuel E. Trosow,Kirsti Nilsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810852372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

View: 6799

This compelling argument for why the library community should be concerned about the effect of international trade agreements on the ability to deliver library and information services to the public begins with a rigorous yet succinct description of the relevant provisions of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The book then proceeds to discuss how it is likely to impact particular public library services and how the library community could best respond to these challenges. While there cannot be certainty when considering how GATS will ultimately impinge upon public libraries, this book pinpoints potential problem areas. By informing public libraries on the WTO and providing the foundation for effective advocacy at the domestic and international levels, this book goes a long way in ensuring that public libraries continue to play a central role in their communities for generations to come.

International Law

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199239339

Category: Law

Page: 130

View: 9023

Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of theinternational system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the worldfaces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.

Solución de controversias en los TLC. Aportes del Derecho de la OMC

Author: Julián Tole Martínez

Publisher: U. Externado de Colombia

ISBN: 9587721314

Category: Colombia

Page: 417

View: 5945

La inserción de los Estados en el comercio internacional se hace particularmente notoria con la proliferación de acuerdos internacionales cuya morfología varía desde aquellos que regulan las zonas de libre comercio, de los cuales se tiene noticia diariamente, hasta los acuerdos negociados multilateralmente bajo el auspicio de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC). Independiente de la forma como asuman estos instrumentos, todos comparten un propósito: dotar de previsibilidad y seguridad jurídica los intercambios económicos. De ahí que los mecanismos de solución de controversias sean, sin duda, uno de los elementos centrales de todo acuerdo comercial, en tanto no solo representa un instrumento procesal para resolver las diferencias que se dan en la aplicación e interpretación de las obligaciones adquiridas por los Estados en el instrumento internacional, sino que también refuerzan el cumplimiento de las mismas y tratan de evitar que una controversia comercial se “politice”. Esto explica la necesidad de un mecanismo de solución de controversias en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) celebrados por Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea con países latinoamericanos. Es en tal contexto que el interés de este libro sea el de realizar un estudio comparativo y del grado de aproximación de los mecanismos de solución de controversias en los TLC al sistema de solución de diferencias de la OMC en sus diferentes etapas, actuaciones procesales y principios.

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization

Text, Cases and Materials

Author: Peter Van den Bossche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445559

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8229

This is primarily a textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of law. However, practising lawyers and policy-makers who are looking for an introduction to WTO law will also find it invaluable. The book covers both the institutional and substantive law of the WTO. While the treatment of the law is often quite detailed, the main aim of this textbook is to make clear the basic principles and underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system. Each section contains questions and assignments, to allow students to assess their understanding and develop useful practical skills. At the end of each chapter there is a helpful summary, as well as an exercise on specific, true-to-life international trade problems.

International Economic Law

Author: Andreas F. Lowenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199264117

Category: Law

Page: 776

View: 4617

As conflict and cooperation among states turn to an ever greater extent on economic issues, this treatise presents a comprehensive exploration of the legal foundations of the international economy. The subjects covered include: the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping,subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; -- the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, the debt of the developing countries, and the rise of the euro; the law of transnational investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; economicsanctions, including embargoes and boycotts; and the international aspects of competition law and of the law of the environment. Professor Lowenfeld brings to his task a life-time of practice and teaching experience to produce a book that will be of use to international lawyers and non-specialists alike.

The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

Author: Anne Orford,Martin Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701950

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 3109

The Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the major thinkers, concepts, approaches, and debates that have shaped contemporary international legal theory. The Handbook features close to fifty original essays by leading international scholars from a wide range of traditions, nationalities, and perspectives, reflecting the richness and diversity of this dynamic field. The collection explores key questions and debates in international legal theory, offers new intellectual histories for the discipline, and provides fresh interpretations of significant historical figures, texts, and theoretical approaches. It provides a much-needed map of the field of international legal theory, and a guide to the main themes and debates that have driven theoretical work in international law. The Handbook will be an indispensable reference work for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to gain an overview of current theoretical debates about the nature, function, foundations, and future role of international law.

Los procesos de integración como factor de paz

Author: Eric Tremolada Álvarez

Publisher: U. Externado de Colombia

ISBN: 9587721977

Category: International economic integration

Page: 391

View: 5060

El libro Los procesos de integración como factor de paz recoge once artículos –dos de ellos a dos manos– en el que participan siete expertos extranjeros y seis nacionales, quienes combinan una propuesta colectiva desde diversas perspectivas disciplinarias para reflexionar sobre distintos procesos de integración como factor de paz. La obra se dividió en tres secciones: la primera, dedicada a “La institucionalización de la integración”, cuenta con cuatro escritos que abordan la precaria estatalidad para transferir soberanía a las instituciones de integración regional; los procesos de integración como estructura institucional eficiente y eficaz que reduce los costos de transacción; los desafíos y fragilidades del sistema de solución de controversias del Mercosur; y la democracia y cláusulas de apertura en el nuevo constitucionalismo latinoamericano. La segunda sección, “La integración como factor de paz regional e interregional”, compuesta por otros cuatro artículos, analiza la contribución de la integración económica en el proceso de paz en Centroamérica; la soberanía compartida para la consolidación de la paz regional en Europa como una configuración no aplicada en los procesos de integración suramericanos; los principales desafíos de la ASEAN y las mejores prácticas que hicieron posible una integración económica de alcance profundo, enfatizando en algunas similitudes con la experiencia europea; y la aplicación de alianzas estratégicas de la Unión Europea como un instrumento de política exterior. El último apartado, “La integración como factor de consolidación de los procesos de paz”, consta de tres contribuciones, una que resalta la preocupación por el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacional y su inclusión en el ámbito de competencias de la Unión Europea; la figura del co-mediador de la Unión Europea que la convierte en un actor privilegiado para apoyar el proceso de paz en Colombia; y el estudio que se centra en analizar el actual modelo económico que opera en el país, con el ingrediente adicional del fin del conflicto armado.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Ian Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672202

Category:

Page: 1328

View: 1671

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Author: Keith E. Whittington,R. Daniel Kelemen,Gregory A. Caldeira

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615064

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

View: 2349

The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.