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Multinational Enterprises and International Law
Last Updated Date:   10 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This module examines the evolving regime for the regulation and protection of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in international law. Although MNEs remain creations of domestic law, the cross-border activities of MNEs increasingly come within the scope of instruments creating obligations and/or rights in international law. In assessing the challenges faced by states and MNEs alike with respect to such transnational regulation, the module takes a rounded and interdisciplinary view of the issues involved, addressing both the commercial and social dimensions of MNE action. In addition to considering the regulatory powers of individual states, developments under international instruments on human rights, labour conditions, finance, taxation and investment are addressed.

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Course Convenor: Research A/P N Jansen Calamita

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4335V / LL5335V / LL6335V / LLJ5335V

Contact Hours: 3 hour weekly seminars

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10%; Written Assignment - 25% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 65% [Release: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 (9am); Due: Thu, 17 Nov 2021 (3pm)]

Preclusions: LL4335/LL5335/LL6335 Multinational Enterprises and International Law

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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