Jun 18 2009
Comparative Health Law, Part I (Fichter).
This course examines some of the many health-related legal and policy issues common to all cultures, with a special emphasis on questions relating to the organization and regulation of healthcare providers and the allocation of healthcare resources. Students will visit facilities of the International Red Cross and/or the World Health Organization in Geneva. (1 credit)
Comparative Health Law, Part II (Fichter).
This course examines international health-related legal and policy issues not covered in Part I above, with a special emphasis on patient rights and bioethics. Students will visit facilities of the International Red Cross and/or the World Health Organization in Geneva. (1 credit)
International Human Rights, Part I (Jimenez)
This course will examine the development and foundations of international human rights law within the framework of public international law and how it applies to national jurisdictions. Students will study selected human rights treaties and examine their application, including the role of international mechanisms. The course will examine current issues that involve human rights considerations, such as terrorism and counter-terrorism, healthcare and international migration. (1 credit)
International Human Rights, Part II (Jimenez)
This course will examine how other branches of public international law inter-face with international human rights law. Students will study the application of international humanitarian law, international refugee law, international criminal law and the transnational law against organised crimes on human rights protection and accountability. It will include academic visits to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. (1 credit)
International Trade and Investment Law (Ziegler)
This is the study of the legal environment of international trade transactions, consisting of the role and structure of global and regional legal and economic institutions (in particular the World Trade Organisation, hereinafter WTO) and national government regulations affecting trade. The course is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of the fundamental relations affecting international trade. The course will start with a basic introduction to the various economic theories and ideas with regard to trade, show the historic development of international trade and address some of the challenges of ‘globalisation’. Furthermore, the course will explore the new global system governing international trade under the WTO and its specialized agreements. The dispute settlement system (DSU) of the WTO will also be studied by looking at the case law of the GATT/WTO panels and the WTO Appellate Body. An outlook will be given on such issues as Trade and Investment, Trade and Competition Rules, Trade and Environment, Trade and Social Standards, etc. The course is intended to give students the tools to understand the recent developments in international trade and with regard to globalisation and enable them to apply the general principles to new situations and future trade agreements.