On 19 May Mr. Csongor István Nagy Ph.D., LL.M., S.J.D, dr. juris will give a public lecture on Free trade and local public interest – a comparative approach to federal markets in the context of a potential EU-US Free Trade Agreement to RGSL students and members of the wider public. Lecture will take place at 10:00 - 11:00, at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Strēlnieku street 4k-2, room W-42.
Lecture will be held in English. Please, register for the event via email: liena.muraskina(abols)rgsl.edu.lv.
Most major “federal markets” of the world (Australia, EU, India, US), as well as the global framework of trade (WTO), have one thing in common: they prohibit the constituent parts (states) from restricting trade/competition and release them from this duty if the restriction is warranted by a local legitimate end. The Court of Justice of the European Union, the High Court of Australia, the US Supreme Court and the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body face the very same conceptual issues, have to deal with similar (or sometimes) the same cases and suffer from the same headache-producing dilemmas. Still, these systems have developed in isolation from each other and the social science has neglected this comparative issue. This mutual ignorance seems to be a historical shortcoming in an age, where trade liberalization and free competition are becoming more and more important values, trade barriers decrease and several free-trade areas have come into existence.
Mr. Csongor István Nagy Ph.D., LL.M., S.J.D, dr. juris is associate professor and head of the Department of Private International Law at the University of Szeged, the leader of the Federal Markets “Momentum” Research Group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, visiting professor at the Sapientia University of Transylvania and at the Riga Graduate School of Law.