Presenting a selection of the papers discussed at the World Trade Forum, this volume focuses on a developing area of international law certain to become increasingly important in the years to come, as both scholarship and jurisprudence continue to explore the boundaries of the intersection of the two fields. ""International Trade and Human Rights"" addresses the relationship between human rights and international trade from a unique and important interdisciplinary perspective. The missing link between the international trade regime and human rights has become one of the key concerns of critics of the WTO. The World Trade Forum 2001 at the World Trade Institute in Berne provided a unique framework for considering the manifold issues relevant to this topic. This book goes beyond listing the arguments for or against globalization and offers recommendations to the international community for possible reforms to better account for the human rights interests affected by the globalization process.
Frederick M. Abbott is the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law. Christine Breining-Kaufmann is Professor of Law, University of Zurich and Senior Research Fellow and Board Member, World Trade Institute, Berne. Thomas Cottier is Managing Director of the World Trade Institute and Professor of Law, University of Berne.