International rules, which have been developed in policy areas including international trade and investment protection, have recently set limitations on government measures in different policy areas, including environmental and consumer protection, and consequently, concern has arisen over norms between international and domestic laws, or among international laws, conflicting with each other. Also, further diversification has been witnessed in subject matters, participating entities, binding authorities, and implementation measures. On the basis of progress in these international laws, we intend to conduct research on individual policy fields with an aim to analyze the whole picture of international laws and global governance. It is expected that such analysis not only offers the perspective for capturing the whole structure of international laws, but also provides a solid basis for analyzing previous cases, for example, the background of the long-stalled negotiations in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) and post Kyoto Protocol, and World Trade Organization (WTO) and investment agreements.
October 6, 2014 - September 30, 2016