Johannes Norpoth, LL.M.

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
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44789 Bochum
Germany

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Vita


Since 2012:   Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
2012:   Research Fellow at the Chair for Public Law of Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn; PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, Ruhr-University Bochum; Member of the RUB Research School
2009 - 2011:   Legal Clerkship at District Court Essen, Germany (with 2nd State Examination), including internships at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at the Ruhr-University Bochum and at the German Federal Environment Agency
2009:   Fellow at Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Geneva
2008 - 2009:   LL.M.-Program "Globalization and Law" at Maastricht University
2001 - 2007:   Studies of Law at Ruhr-University Bochum and Leiden University (with 1st State Examination)


Research Interests


  • WTO Law, WTO Dispute Settlement, Trade and Environment, IP and Development
  • Regulation of Labour, Social and Environmental Standards in the Textile and Apparel Industry
  • Transnational Labour Disputes
  • Labour and Environmental Law and Policy in Developing Countries


Publications


  • (2017) The Mutually Agreed Solution (MAS) between Indonesia and the United States (US) in US – Clove Cigarettes: A Case of Efficient Breach (or Power Politics)?, in: Adinolfi, G., Baetens, F., Caiado, J., Lupone, A., Micara, A.G. (Eds.), International Economic Law - Contemporary Issues, Springer 2017, pp. 129-147.
  • (2014) Globale Standards für soziale Unternehmensverantwortung – CSR-Leitlinien als neue Regelungsebene des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts, with Markus Kaltenborn, in: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2014, Issue 7, pp. 402-410.
  • (2014) Child Labour in Bangladesh – An Analysis of Gaps and Weaknesses of the Existing Legal Framework, with Lukas Groß and Rahima Aktar, IEE Working Paper Volume 204.
  • (2013) Mysteries of the TBT Agreement Resolved? Lessons to Learn for Climate Policies and Developing Country Exporters from Recent TBT Disputes, in: Journal of World Trade, Vol. 47, Issue 3, pp. 575-600.
  • (2012) Die Entscheidung des Internationalen Gerichtshofs in dem Verfahren "Jurisdictional Immunities of the State" (Deutschland ./. Italien), with Ruth Körsgen, Bofax Nr. 401 D.
  • (2010) Book Review: "Kyriaki Topidi, EU Law, Minorities and Enlargement", in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC), Vol. 23, Issue 4, p. 211-212.
  • (2010) Das Verbot von Streumunition nach dem Oslo-Übereinkommen und Investitionen in Streumunition entwickelnde bzw. herstellende Unternehmen, with Dr. Jana Hertwig, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC), Vol. 23, Issue 3, p. 146-155.
  • (2010) Entscheidung des EuGH zu Zollpräferenzen für Waren mit Ursprung aus den besetzten Gebieten unter dem EG-Israel-Assoziierungsabkommen, Bofax Nr. 335D.
  • (2009) Friends of the Earth Europe/Center for International Environmental Law, "Is World Trade Law a Barrier to Saving Our Climate? Questions and Answers", with Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder.


Conferences


  • "The Mutually Agreed Solution between Indonesia and the United States in US - Clove Cigarettes: A Case of Efficient Breach (or Power Politics)?" at the 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL), 16-17 April 2015 at University of Milan, Italy, oring (Master in Development Management)
  • "David's Sling or Blunt Knife? - How to Make Use of the Authorization to Cross-Retaliate as a Small Market Economy?" at the 3rd Conference of the Postgraduate & Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL), 25-26 April 2014 at the Direito GV Sao Paulo Law School in Sao Paulo, Brazil (financed by RUB Research School).
  • "New TBT Case Law - New Baselines on the Debate on Environmental Labelling" at the 2nd Conference of the Postgraduate & Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL), 25-26 January 2013 at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany.


Teaching Obligations


MADM Course "Law and Development: International Law and Constitutional Law Perspectives" (together with Ruth Körsgen).


Mentoring (Master in Development Management)


  • Mariamalia Abbellán Pérez (2016): "Assessing Occupational Safety and Health of Cargo Handling Employees in Mombasa Port"
  • Tim Chipperfield (2016): "Comparing Stakeholder Perspectives on Environmental Standard Setting in the Global Textile Industry – An Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Scheme in Europe and Bangladesh"
  • Rahima Aktar (2014): "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Improve the Quality of Life of Child and Youth Labourer – a Case Study of S.Oliver’s CSR Initiative in Bangladesh", MADM Master Thesis.
  • Chifundo Patience Chilera (2014): "Analyzing Government Cooperation in Regional Integration: A Case Study on the Effectiveness of the Southern Africa Development Community’s Institutional Framework in Enhancing the Cooperation of Governments of the Member States in Implementing their Regional Commitments Related to Policy and Regulatory Non-Tariff Barriers", MADM Master Thesis.
  • Davison Muchadenyika (2014): "Rethinking the Role of the State in Development: Assessing the Performance of Multi-Donor Trust Funds. The Case of the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund)", MADM Master Thesis.