The course structure is diveded into 4 parts. The first part of the course relates to the fundamental questions of international economic law: its structure, its subjects and sources, the relation of this branch of law with the questions related to sustainable development. The second part of the course is devoted to the analysis of the main international economic institutions both in their structure and in their operating and control mechanisms. In particular, the course will address International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Special focus on the “conditionality mechanisms” and the protection of non-economic values.
The third part of the course is devoted to the study of the principles governing the protection of foreign direct investments and the relations between states and investors. Finally, the fourth part of the course deals with the analysis of the structure and functions of the World Trade Organization, with a specific focus on the relation between WTO and the protection of non-commercial values