The Centre’s objective is to develop human resources in the Spanish-speaking world by promoting research and publications in Spanish on international economic law (and in Portuguese, to a lesser degree). The six principle vehicles for achieving this objective are: (1) the publication of a peer-review academic journal on international economic law in Spanish and Portuguese (Revista de Derecho Económico Internacional); (2) the publication in Spanish of case comments on recent jurisprudence in international economic law on the Centre’s webpage and in the journal; (3) the publication of working papers in Spanish and English on the Centre’s webpage; (4) the supervision of theses in Spanish on topics in international economic law; (5) the organization of international conferences in Spanish on topics in international economic law; and (6) the publication in Spanish of a series of monographs on WTO law on the Centre’s webpage.
Since its creation in 2009, the Centre has promoted outstanding academic research regarding international economic law. The Centre forms part of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Spanish acronym for the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico), a university in Mexico City that prepares and educates men and women that are capable of acting in an informed, rational, responsible, critical way, and committed to creating, managing, and shaping public opinion, institutions, as well as further works on all levels of the private and public sectors.
Courses offered: The Centre and ITAM offer several courses on subjects related to international economic law, including International Economic Law, Law and Economics, Public International Law, International Business Transactions and International Economic Relations Policy.
Likewise, the Centre has participated in courses on dispute resolution, which are given to government officials in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Geneva as well as Mexico. The Centre has also contributed to the development of Latin American government officials, organizing the Workshop on Trade and Environment in September 2011, along with the WTO.
Areas of expertise: WTO law, NAFTA law, Economic Integration and Regional Trade Agreements, Climate Change Regulation, Global Health Regulation, Technical Barriers to Trade, International Intellectual Property Regime, Multilingual interpretation of legal texts, Dispute Settlement.