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dc.contributor.authorJoseph, Sarah
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2013-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-10-03 09:09:28
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:57:43Z
dc.identifier454396
dc.identifierOCN: 1030814078
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33838
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35055
dc.description.abstractThe World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these criticisms and examines their validity, incorporating legal arguments as well as some economic and political science perspectives. After introducing the respective WTO and human rights regimes, and discussing their legal and normative relationship to each other, the book presents a detailed analysis of the main human rights concerns relating to the WTO. These include the alleged democratic deficit within the Organization and the impact of WTO rules on the right to health, labour rights, the right to food, and on questions of poverty and development. Given that some of the most important issues within the WTO concern its impact on poor people within developing States, the book asks whether rich States have an obligation to the people of poorer States to construct a fairer trading system that better facilitates the alleviation of poverty and development. Against this background, the book examines the current Doha round proposals as well as suggestions for reform of the WTO to make it more ‘human rights-friendly’.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations::JPSN International institutions
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCL International economics::KCLT International trade
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LB International law::LBB Public international law::LBBM International economic & trade law
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LB International law::LBB Public international law::LBBR International human rights law
dc.subject.otherworld trade organization
dc.subject.otherhuman rights abuses
dc.subject.otherdevelopment
dc.subject.otherwto
dc.subject.otherright to health
dc.subject.otherpoverty
dc.subject.otherdoha round
dc.subject.otherright to food
dc.subject.otherlabour rights
dc.subject.otherhuman rights regimes
dc.subject.otherCreative Commons license
dc.titleBlame It On the WTO: A Human Rights Critique
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_454396
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydb4e319f-ca9f-449a-bcf2-37d7c6f885b1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
oapen.relation.isFundedByOAPEN-UK
oapen.collectionOAPEN-UK
oapen.pages327
dc.relationisFundedBy780772a6-efb4-48c3-b268-5edaad8380c4


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