Conflict of Norms in Public International Law: How WTO Law Relates to other Rules of International Law

Conflict of Norms in Public International Law: How WTO Law Relates to other Rules of International Law

by Joost Pauwelyn, John Bell, James Crawford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521824885

ISBN-13: 9780521824880

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How do trade agreements interact with agreements on human rights or the environment? In case of conflict, which agreement should prevail? Must trade disputes be examined only from the angle of trade rules or should account be taken also of non-trade values? Joost Pauwelyn considers these questions and reveals how the different rules of international law interact,

Overview

How do trade agreements interact with agreements on human rights or the environment? In case of conflict, which agreement should prevail? Must trade disputes be examined only from the angle of trade rules or should account be taken also of non-trade values? Joost Pauwelyn considers these questions and reveals how the different rules of international law interact, with the aid of procedural guidelines when conflict occurs. This book interests trade diplomats, international civil servants, lawyers, NGOs and scholars of public international law and international trade law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824880
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #29
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The topic and its importance: conflict of norms in public international law; 2. The case study: the law of the World Trade Organisation; 3. Hierarchy of sources; 4. Accumulation and conflict of norms; 5. Conflict-avoidance techniques; 6. Resolving 'inherent normative conflict'; 7. Resolving 'conflict in the applicable law' 8. Conflict of norms in WTO dispute settlement; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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