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The Challenges of Trade Law

Volume IV, 1st Edition

By Tania Voon

Edited by Andrew Mitchell


546 pages

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The essays selected for this volume offer significant contributions to the ongoing exploration of the intersection between, on the one hand, international trade law and, on the other hand, the overlapping spheres of the environment, development, labour, human rights, public morals, culture, competition, investment, and finance. The volume takes in to account the key challenges to international trade law in terms of the non-trade objectives that governments, policy-makers, legal professionals, NGOs and scholars consider when developing, interpreting, critiquing, implementing or enforcing the law of the World Trade Organization and preferential trade agreements. The essays represent leading research from the period between 1998 and 2012 and are complemented by an introduction and bibliography providing further context and insights.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Trade and Environment: What is free trade? The real issue lurking behind the trade and environment debate, David M. Driesen; Climate and trade policies: from mutual destruction to mutual support, Patrick A. Messerlin. Part II Trade and Development: The rule(s) of trade and the rhetos of development: reflections on the functional and aspirational legitimacy of the WTO, Tomer Broude. Part III Trade and Labour: The (neglected) employment dimension of the World Trade Organization, Steve Charnovitz. Part IV Trade and Human Rights: The global market and human rights: trading away the human rights principle, Frank J. Garcia; Trade and human rights: a relationship to discover, Thomas Cottier. Part V Trade and Morality: The moral exception in trade policy, Steve Charnovitz. Part VI Trade and Culture: Trade liberalization and cultural policy, Mary E. Footer and Christoph Beat Graber. Part VII Trade, Competition and Investment: Foreign direct investment and competition policy at the World Trade Organization, Kevin C. Kennedy; Nondiscrimination in trade and investment treaties: worlds apart or two sides of the same coin?, Nicholas DiMascio and Joost Pauwelyn. Part VIII Trade and Finance: ’Currency manipulation’ and world trade, Robert W. Staiger and Alan O. Sykes; Name index.

About the Author/Editor

Tania Voon is Professor and Associate Dean at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia. Andrew Mitchell is Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia and Glyn Ayres is BCL Candidate at the University of Oxford, UK and JD Candidate at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

About the Series

The Library of Essays on International Trade Law and Policy

The Library of Essays on International Trade Law and Policy
The establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995 has transformed international trade law and policy from a niche interest into a core stream of international law. This is reflected in the stream of high quality academic writings on the topic, many of which have been influential in the practice of trade law in government departments and at the WTO. This series collects the very best of these, as well as seminal articles from the GATT period which set the foundation for the modern international trade regime. The four volumes in this series, each edited by acknowledged experts in their respective fields, cover the core aspects of international trade law and policy. Detailed introductions to each volume highlight the main issues addressed in the selected contributions, and in addition explore different perspectives, accompanied by references to other writings in the field. This series makes readily available the best writings on international trade law and policy over the past six decades. It is an indispensable resource for all those interested in understanding the intellectual assumptions on which trade law is predicated, its most important controversies, and its broader policy implications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / International