Human Rights, Labor Rights, and International Trade available in Paperback
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Labor rights have traditionally been a concern of labor law scholars and practitioners whose work concentrates exclusively on domestic developments. In the past decade, however, the globalization of investment and production has expanded the bounds of labor rights discourse.
Contributors to this volume provide the first comprehensive view of labor rights in the international system of commerce. They consider the avenues open to worker rights claims in the global economy under international human rights instruments, U.S. trade laws, free trade agreements, labor rights litigation, and corporate codes of conduct. They address worker rights from the standpoints of human rights concerns, trade and development policy, and labor law principles.
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Table of Contents
|Part I||Labor Rights and Human Rights|
|1.||Labor Rights and Human Rights: A Historical Perspective||13|
|2.||The Paradox of Workers' Rights as Human Rights||22|
|3.||Human Rights and Labor Rights: A European Perspective||48|
|4.||Labor Rights Provisions in U.S. Trade Law: "Aggressive Unilateralism"?||71|
|Part II||Labor Rights and Trade|
|5.||In from the Margins: Morality, Economics, and International Labor Rights||99|
|6.||At the Junction of the Global and the Local: Transnational Industry and Women Workers in the Caribbean||118|
|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 Rights||163|
|9.||Private Labor Rights Enforcement Through Corporate Codes of Conduct||181|
|10.||Labor Rights in the Global Economy: A Case Study of the North American Free Trade Agreement||199|
|Part III||Litigating International Labor Rights|
|11.||International Worker Rights Enforcement: Proposals Following a Test Case||227|
|12.||The Pico Case: Testing International Labor Rights in U.S. Courts||251|
|13.||The Castro Alfaro Case: Convenience and Justice--Lessons for Lawyers in Transcultural Litigation||273|
|List of Contributors||309|