|Type of Structure:||program|
|Regional Scope:||national in the area: Switzerland / Europe|
|Duration :||2005 to 2017 COMPLETED|
|Contact Address:||Dr. Susan Brown
16, avenue Ernest Pictet
General information and objectivesThe focus of this NCCR, "International Trade Regulation: From Fragmentation To Coherence”, stems mainly from the observation that under the GATT, and still today under the WTO, international trade regulation has been undertaken as a specialised field of international law and economic policy. However, current and future WTO rules increasingly impinge upon other areas of law, such as environmental protection, welfare, regional policies, labour standards, human rights, finance, investment, education and culture. All these areas tend to be addressed by distinct instruments targeting different subject matters, and are insufficiently interlinked. The resulting tensions are difficult to overcome under the current system of international and national law and policies. The project attempts to pursue answers to these questions through 12 separate but closely linked research projects. The NCCR employs a large number of doctoral and post-doctoral students and organ-ises a series of seminars and educational events, with the aim to create a whole generation of specialists in the field of international trade regulation and to maximise the transfer of acquired knowledge to society at large.