課程資訊
課程名稱
國際爭端解決專題研究一
Seminar on International Dispute Settlement (Ⅰ) 
開課學期
102-1 
授課對象
法律學院  法律研究所  
授課教師
林彩瑜 
課號
LAW5153 
課程識別碼
A21 M5800 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二5,6(12:20~14:10) 
上課地點
法研6 
備註
限碩士班以上 且 限法律學院學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:22人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1021dsseminar 
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課程概述

International trade and investment are both important elements of international economic activities. However, trade and investment regimes differ within international economic law. International trade in goods and services has been largely governed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) law, including its well- developed dispute settlement system. In contrast, foreign direct investment (FDI) is managed through nearly 3000 bilateral or regional agreements and investment arbitrations under an array of arbitral rules. In spite of this, in many aspects, trade and investment disciplines share some similar features. For instance, they both promote globalization and include similar substantive protections—particularly rules against discrimination. They cover issues of service, intellectual property and investment protection. They also use third-party tribunals to resolve dispute. They are often contained in the same free trade agreement.

Recently, trade and investment arbitration regimes are increasingly converging and have closer interactions. The WTO law has been used to aid the interpretation of BIT in many cases by the investment arbitral. It also has been invoked as a legal claim by investors (such as tobacco and pharmaceutical company) to redress BIT violation. These new development might invite discussion of whether a more consistent international economic law should be established. The main topic to be discussed in this semester will focus on the overlap, difference and convergence between the trade and investment regimes.

PART I Convergence on trade and investment norms

1. Introductory lecture: (1)Trade and Investment: what’s the difference; (2)WTO and investment protection (3) Overview of current investment treaties
2. Most Favouable Nation treatment in WTO and BIT
3. National Treatment in WTO and BIT
4. Emergency measures, necessity test in WTO and BIT
5. BIT and GATS: Investment protection and service promotion under the ECFA
6. BIT and SPS Agreement
7. TRIPS Agreement and BIT: (1) tobacco control/Philip Morris-Australia case (2) patentability/Eli Lilly- Canada case (3) compulsory licensing

PART II WTO dispute settlement and investment arbitration
1. Introductory lecture on International Arbitration (guest speakers: Professor Joshua Karton & Professor Winnie Ma)
2. Introductory lecture on International Arbitration (guest speakers: Professor Joshua Karton & Professor Winnie Ma)
3. Comparative issues: Standing, Panelist (arbitrator) and amicus brief
4. Comparative issues: precedent, remedies and countermeasures
5. WTO violations and fair equitable treatment/ umbrella clause
6. BIT remedies to violation of TRIPS Agreement
7. Parallel WTO and investment arbitration proceedings (e.g. softwood lumber case)
8. Withdrawing GSP for enforcing the compliance with the ICSID arbitral award
 

課程目標
The course is designed to cover the issues of the WTO and investment arbitration so that students will be equipped with WTO law and investment treaties knowledge and skills. The course is to discuss in dispute settlement mechanism (including investment arbitration) so as to help students understand the key operational aspect of the procedures. Students will be expected to benefit from the inputs of academic and issue-based discussions.  
課程要求
1. Most class sessions will be conducted by students’ presentations and discussions.
2. Students will be required to (1) make presentation with PowerPoint slides on the chosen topics listed in the class schedule; (2) make comments on other students’ presentation; (3) submit written term paper. The Power-Point slides should be delivered to the instructor (Professor Tsai-yu Lin) and students by ceiba online means at the latest 3 days prior to presentation.
3. Attendance for all classes and active class participation is strongly encouraged. In no event, the participants should miss two or more classes without good reason.4. The course evaluation will be based on class participation (40%), the presentation (30%) and the final term paper (30%).
5. The class schedule could be adjusted according to the actual number of students taking this class and the discussions in the classes.

 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
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評量方式
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/10  Class Introduction 
第2週
9/17  Professor Lin’s Lecture 
第3週
9/24  Student presentation 
第4週
10/01  International Conference 
第5週
10/08  Professor Lin’s Lecture: WTO dispute settlement procedure/Student presentation 
第6週
10/15  Student presentation 
第7週
10/22  Student presentation 
第8週
10/29  Professor Karton’s lecture (English) 
第9週
11/05  Student presentation 
第10週
11/12  Student presentation 
第11週
11/19  Professor Ma’s lecture (English) 
第12週
11/26  Student presentation, Professor Karton, Professor Ma (English) 
第13週
12/03  Student presentation, Professor Karton, Professor Ma (English) 
第14週
12/10  Student presentation, Professor Karton, Professor Ma (English) 
第15週
12/17  Student presentation, Professor Karton, Professor Ma (English) 
第16週
12/24  Student presentation 
第17週
12/31  Student presentation 
第18週
1/7  No class