Prof. dr. Peter Van den Bossche
Hoogleraar Internationaal Economisch Recht
- Faculteit / Afdeling
- Law, Internationaal en Europees Recht
Telefoon: +31 43 3883129
Locatie: B 2.118
Peter Van den Bossche is Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Van den Bossche is visiting professor of law at the College of Europe, Bruges (since 2010); the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona (since 2008); and the World Trade Institute, Berne (since 2002). He is member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law and the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of World Investment and Trade and the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial International, and member of the Scientific Board of the Comité français pour le droit du commerce international (CFDCI). Since 2013, he is also member of the Advisory Board of the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP).
Van den Bossche holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1986) and a PhD in law from the European University Institute, Florence (1990). Van den Bossche graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp (1982). Van den Bossche worked at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg, as référendaire of Advocate-General W. Van Gerven (1990-92) after which he joined the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. From 1997 to 2001, Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. In 2001, he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat after which he returned to Maastricht University as Professor of International Economic Law. From 2005 to 2009, Van den Bossche was Head of the Department of International and European Law of Maastricht University. In 2007, he founded the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) at Maastricht University and served as its first Academic Director until 2009. He obtained substantial research grants from inter alia the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, the Government of the Netherlands, and the Southern African Customs Union.
Between 2002 and 2009, Van den Bossche acted as a consultant on WTO law to the European Commission, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Ministry for the Environment, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), and several NGOs and law firms. He conducted capacity building and consultancy activities in Brazil; Nicaragua; Guatemala; Tanzania; South Africa; Thailand; Indonesia; Chinese Taipei; Macau, China; Hong Kong, China; Cambodia; Lao PDR; the Philippines; Singapore; Brunei; Saudi Arabia; Vietnam; Ecuador; Kenya; Colombia; Mexico; Korea; and Turkey. In 2010, he was a Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and in 2014 Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He held visiting professorships or taught courses on WTO law and dispute settlement at the Université libre de Bruxelles (2002-2009); at the China-EU School of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China (2008-2014); the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Macau (2003-2013); at the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca), Arusha, Tanzania (2008 & 2013); at the Foreign Trade University, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2009 & 2011); at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (2013); at the Law School of Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia (2014); and at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia (2014).
Van den Bossche is the author (with Werner Zdouc) of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 1045 p.; and (with Denise Prévost) of Essentials of WTO Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva (since 2009)
- Visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (since 2010), the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona (since 2008), the China-EU School of Law, Beijing (since 2008), Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Macau (since 2003), and the World Trade Institute, Berne (since 2002)