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Human Rights, Labor Rights, and International Trade

Human Rights, Labor Rights, and International Trade


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ISBN-13: 9780812218718
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2003
Series: Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Lance A. Compa is a senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Stephen F. Diamond teaches law at the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Table of Contents

Part ILabor Rights and Human Rights
1.Labor Rights and Human Rights: A Historical Perspective13
2.The Paradox of Workers' Rights as Human Rights22
3.Human Rights and Labor Rights: A European Perspective48
4.Labor Rights Provisions in U.S. Trade Law: "Aggressive Unilateralism"?71
Part IILabor Rights and Trade
5.In from the Margins: Morality, Economics, and International Labor Rights99
6.At the Junction of the Global and the Local: Transnational Industry and Women Workers in the Caribbean118
7.Multinational Enterprises and International Labor Standards: Which Way for Development and Jobs?141
8.From Intention to Action: An ILO-GATT/WTO Enforcement Regime for International Labor Rights163
9.Private Labor Rights Enforcement Through Corporate Codes of Conduct181
10.Labor Rights in the Global Economy: A Case Study of the North American Free Trade Agreement199
Part IIILitigating International Labor Rights
11.International Worker Rights Enforcement: Proposals Following a Test Case227
12.The Pico Case: Testing International Labor Rights in U.S. Courts251
13.The Castro Alfaro Case: Convenience and Justice--Lessons for Lawyers in Transcultural Litigation273
List of Contributors309

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