The relationship between WTO law and international and domestic efforts to protect the environment is a central concern in WTO and international environmental law. These issues are analysed here by examining the fundamental provisions of WTO law and exploring its interaction with general international law and national law.
Erich Vranes has studied law at the Universities of Graz, Lausanne and Geneva. He is associate professor for international law, EU law and international economic law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. His publications range from general international law and WTO law to EU law and legal theory.
Winner of WU Best Paper Award of the City of Vienna for the best publication in the fields of law, foreign languages, the humanities, sociology and economic geography awarded for a 2008 article, 'The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and its Compability with the GATS Disciplines on Financial Services' , partly based on Trade and the Environment.