Environment Human Rights and International Trade

Environment Human Rights and International Trade

by Francesco Francioni
     
 

ISBN-10: 1841132179

ISBN-13: 9781841132174

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Hart Publishing UK

After the completion of the Uruguay Round and the adoption of the 1994 agreement establishing the WTO, the place of international trade in the context of the international legal order has radically changed. International trade law has become a subject of wide-spread interest, cutting across traditional boundaries, and engaging diverse political and legal concerns. One

Overview

After the completion of the Uruguay Round and the adoption of the 1994 agreement establishing the WTO, the place of international trade in the context of the international legal order has radically changed. International trade law has become a subject of wide-spread interest, cutting across traditional boundaries, and engaging diverse political and legal concerns. One consequence of this development is increasing concern with the legitimacy of the WTO process, which in turn has led to the WTO becoming the focus of rancorous protest by, among others, environmental NGOs, trade unions, and human rights activists. This collection of essays by leading scholars and lawyers engaged in the policy-making process addresses the underlying tensions and dilemmas of the WTO process and its impact upon the environment and human rights in particular. The contributors search for a balance between, on the one hand, legitimate free trade interests and, on the other, the role and limits of unilateral measures as an instrument to protect non-commercial values. The essays thus range over a host of topical questions, including: trade in GMOs, biosafety in intellectual property rights, technology transfer and environmental protection, trade and labor rights, child labor standards, the EU and WTO, and many other topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841132174
Publisher:
Hart Publishing UK
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsix
Table of Casesxi
Table of Legislationxv
Table of Abbreviationsxxvii
1Environment, Human Rights and the Limits of Free Trade1
2International Trade in Living Modified Organisms27
3International Trade in Genetically Modified Organisms and Multilateral Negotiations: a New Dilemma for Developing Countries39
4Biosafety and Intellectual Property Rights: Balancing Trade and Environment Security--The Jurisprudence of the European Patent Office as a Paradigm of an International Public Policy Issue87
5The Impact of International Trade Law on Environmental Law and Process105
6The Necessity Principle as an Instrument to Balance Trade and the Protection of the Environment135
7Technology Transfer and the Protection of the Environment157
8A Perspective on Trade and Labour Rights179
9Human Rights Sanctions and the World Trade Organisation199
10Which Intellectual Property Rights are Trade-Related?263
11International Trade and Child Labour Standards287
12The Interplay Between Trade and the Environment Within the Nafta Framework313
Index325

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