Chapter 20: International economic law

A video tutorial from author Gleider Hernández introducing the topics in chapter 20 of International Law

Key points for reflection:

  • International economic law, as institutionalised today, is the product of a very particular political economy, written into a historically specific set of legal and institutional arrangements:
    • The separation of economic activity from political contestation has its roots in the effort to pursue economics and politics on different scales. The economy has become global while political order remains lashed to local and territorial government structures. The result is a rupture between a local and national politics on the one hand and a global economy and society on the other.
  • Foundations of International Economic Law
  • International Monetary and Finance Law
    • The IMF
    • The World Bank Group
  • International Trade Law: from GATT to the WTO
  • International Investment Law and the place of ICSID