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Short Course: WTO Law

Date: 5 Double Sessions: 16, 23, 30 Sept, 7, 14 Oct 2022

Time: 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online

Featured by Transnational Dispute Management


Course Outline

The training course in WTO Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The WTO has played a central role in promoting and regulating international trade liberalisation since 1994 and continues to be a major actor in global economic governance.

Delivered by leading academics, practitioners and experts in the field, the training course will offer a practical insight into the most recent developments, at a critical time for international trade law, international governance and connectivity.

By the end of the training course participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the structure, organisation and decision-making procedures of the WTO;
  • Achieve a practical knowledge of the unique dispute settlement system of the WTO;
  • Develop a strong practical understanding of the multilateral trading system, its fundamental principles (non-discrimination, consensus, transparency, access to dispute settlement) as well as the different agreements operating in the framework of the WTO;
  • Be able to discuss the benefits and risks of trade liberalization and think critically about government's approaches in achieving trade liberalization, while continuing to pursue other public policy goals;
  • Gain a critical knowledge of the policy implications of WTO's activities, and of the role of the organization in global economic governance.

Course topics and Tutors

  • WTO at Work and Basic Principles
    Dr. Carlo Gamberale, Counsellor, Market Access Division, WTO
  • WTO Law Enforcement - Dispute Settlement and Beyond
    Dr. Carlo Gamberale, Counsellor, Market Access Division, WTO
  • Regional Trade Agreements - Trade and Beyond
    Rohini Acharya, Chief of Section, Regional Trade Agreements, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - TBT and SPS
    Lauro Locks, Head of Section for TBT, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - Agriculture (AoA) and climate change
    Dr. Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Senior Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO
  • WTO Agreements - Trade remedies (Anti-dumping, Countervailing Measures, Safeguards)
    Jesse Kreier, Georgetown University, Law Center
  • WTO Agreements - TRIPS and Government Procurement
    Josefita Pardo de León, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, WTO
  • Developing countries' perspectives at the WTO
    Dr. Jan Yves Remy, Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre, University of the West Indies
  • WTO Agreements - Services (GATS)
    Markus Jelitto, Counsellor, Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO
  • WTO - emerging issues from the MC12
    John Hancock, Counsellor, WTO

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Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of 5 double sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Course leader

 Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, BIICL and Munhee Jung,   Senior Deputy Director of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, South Korea and a visiting researcher at BIICL.

Pricing and Registration

Cost per person is £700 (including VAT) 


Course Discounts

Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL 

Group discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the discounted rates, please Contact Us 

Training scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.

Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (26 August 2022).

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 20 CPD hours. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants attending a minimum of 70% of live course session time. Certificates will be sent to course participants within one month of the last session of the course.


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