Teaching hours and credit allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course assessment: exams
As the name plainly suggests, the aim of the course is to provide students with a series of issues standing at the heart of contemporary legal debate and research.
On completing the course students will be able to:
- Follow the developments in this evolving area, as well as newly negotiated and ambitious projects such as T.T.I.P.
- Identify current problems in the energy landscape
- Appreciate the benefits of smart grid operation
- Discuss the major concerns arising out of smart grid operation
- Discuss the anti – corruption efforts at a global and at a European level
- Discuss the main features of United Nations Convention against Corruption and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
- Discuss human intervention implications and the current multifaceted approach ensuring the integrity of oil wells
- Critically evaluate the regulatory overlap between intra-EU BITs and EU legislation and the initiatives undertaken by European institutions