Course details

Course details

(vhb) Legal Issues of Regional Economic Integration
Herrmann, Christoph, Prof. Dr., LL.M., Crämer, Judith
vhb online-course
The course is structured by 15 Units. It starts with an introductory
unit describing the international economic system that is based on two
pillars, namely multilateral relations, e.g. the regime of the World
Trade Organization (WTO), and bi-, respectively plurilateral relations
in the form of regional trade agreements (RTAs). Following up on this,
the course provides an overview of the legal and institutional
foundations of regional economic integration with regard to the WTO
system (Unit II, III, IV, VIII), as it is WTO law that lays down the
legal framework for the admissibility of RTAs concerning trade in goods
and trade in services. The course then provides a three-unit
specialisation on three specific legal issues related to regional
integration of merchandise trade that are, firstly, preferential rules
of origin, secondly, SPS regulation and regulatory cooperation and
thirdly, customs and trade facilitation.

Further, the course covers the essential issues being subject matter of
so-called “21st century trade agreements” like the TPP or CETA. The
scope of these agreements is not only limited to merchandise trade, but
also includes chapters concerning trade in services, investment
protection, the protection of intellectual property rights, free
movement of natural persons and commitments on competition policies and
trade defence instruments. The course provides a unit to each of these
issues (Unit IV, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII) in order to ensure a
comprehensive understanding of current trade policy discussions.

Beyond that, the course as well examines even more advanced stages of
regional economic integration like a monetary union (Unit XIII). It
identifies the fundamental problems of international monetary relations
and addtionally illustrates current forms of monetary integration as
well as the legal implications thereof.

Finally, Unit XIV and Unit XV present each a case study, dealing with
unique examples of regional integration, respectively of regional
dis-integration. Whereas Unit XIV evaluates the European Union as the
prime example of regional economic integration, having achieved the
stage of a common market, respectively with regard to the euro zone, the
stage of a monetary union, Unit XV focuses on the current developments
with regard to the BREXIT as an example of regional dis-integration.
Unit XV provides a comprehensive overview of the legal issues concerning
the BREXIT and lays down the current state of the general academic debate.
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The course is aimed at students of law, international economics as well as governance and public policy programs and provides special and in-depth knowledge of legal issues of regional economic integration.
Anrechenbar fr:
Juristische Fakultät > Studiengang Rechtswissenschaft > Staatsprüfung > Haupt- und Abschlussstudium > Vorlesungen > Öffentliches Recht
Juristische Fakultät > Certificate of Studies in European, Comparative and International Law (CECIL)
Registration via the bvu/vhb:,66,1151,1

Upon successful completion students will be awarded a credit (“Schein”) which at the University of Passau will count towards the “Certificate of Studies in European Comparative and International Law (CECIL)”, may be used by exchange students not participating in CECIL to get enough credits for their semester abroad and by German students to acquire the “Pflichtfremdsprachenschein” according to § 24 II JAPO (“Ausbildungs- und Prüfungsordnung für Juristen”).
Hinweise zur Anrechenbarkeit:
The course is taught in English.
Weitere Informationen zu dieser Veranstaltung:
Heimatinstitut: Lehrstuhl für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Europarecht, Europäisches und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
Angemeldete Teilnehmer: 32
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