Author: Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Robert Howse and Philip Alston
Title: Trade and Human Rights: An Exchange
The conflict, real or alleged, between the disciplines of free trade and the normativity of fundamental human rights is a constant theme in academic and policy reflection on Globalization in general and the WTO in particular. At issue is not simply (or only) potential conflicts of positive law obligations but deeper tensions concerning the value systems on which the two regimes of trade and human rights are based.
This symposium was prompted by the important article of Ulrich Petersmann, 'Time for Integrating Human Rights into the Law of Worldwide Organizations. Lessons from European Integration Law for Global Integration Law', published first as Jean Monnet Paper No 7/01 (subsequently published in the European Journal of International Law).
The Petersmann piece has drawn a response from both Professor Howse and Professor Alston. The last word goes to Petersmanns's spirited rejoinder.
1. Ulrich Petersmann
2. Robert Howse
3. Philip Alston
4. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
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