The ACWL is pleased to announce the launch of its 17th annual training course and looks forward to welcoming former and new participants.  This year’s course is part I of the ACWL’s three-year course on WTO law and jurisprudence and will focus on basic principles of WTO Law.

The course will start on Thursday, 4 October 2018 and end on 23 May 2019. The course is designed for Geneva-based government officials from ACWL developing-country Members and from LDCs, particularly those delegates whose functions involve the legal aspects of trade policy. The sessions will be held on Thursdays from 13:30 to 14:45 at the ACWL’s Annex (35-37 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, 1st floor).  A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:45 each Thursday.

The course will be taught by the Executive Director and lawyers of the ACWL.  As in previous years, the course will include a moot court exercise, in which course participants will take part in a simulated WTO dispute settlement proceeding involving some of the issues covered in the course. The provisional programme for the course is attached.  A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants that attend the course consistently. In addition, participants that have completed the course may take an optional written (multiple choice) examination in June.  An additional Certificate of Achievement will be provided to participants that are successful in the examination.

Interested officials of ACWL developing country Members and LDCs should download the registration form below, complete it (attach a digital photograph) and return it by email to no later than 28 September 2018.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding this course, please contact our secretariat at or +41 22 919 21 21.

ACWL Training Course Proposed Programme 2018-2019 (pdf)

Registration Form (Word)

20 September 2018

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