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The realm alternate association (WTO) is usually accused of, at most sensible, no longer paying sufficient awareness to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This booklet weighs those criticisms and examines their validity, incorporating felony arguments in addition to a few fiscal and political technology views. After introducing the respective WTO and human rights regimes, and discussing their criminal and normative courting to one another, the ebook offers an in depth research of the most human rights matters on the subject of the WTO. those contain the alleged democratic deficit in the association and the influence of WTO ideas at the correct to overall healthiness, labour rights, the suitable to nutrition, and on questions of poverty and improvement. provided that essentially the most vital concerns in the WTO problem its impression on negative humans inside of constructing States, the e-book asks even if wealthy States have a duty to the folks of poorer States to build a fairer buying and selling procedure that higher allows the relief of poverty and improvement. by contrast heritage, the booklet examines the present Doha around proposals in addition to feedback for reform of the WTO to make it extra 'human rights-friendly'.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Wolf, above n 14, 45. htm> accessed 18 September 2010. ²³ See, eg, Thomas Pogge, ‘Recognized and Violated: the Human Rights of the Global Poor’ (2005) 18 Leiden Journal of International Law 717. ²4 See Chapter 5, Part A. ²5 Frank Garcia, ‘The Global Market and Human Rights: Trading away the Human Rights Principle’ (1999) 7 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 51, 59. See also Adam McBeth, International Economic Actors and Human Rights (Routledge, Oxford, 2010) 87–8. 0/), which permits non-commercial reproduction and distribution of the work, in any medium, provided the original work is not altered or transformed in any way, and that the work is properly cited.

249 Art 8(4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property 1883 (as revised) . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action 1996 . . . . 182 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 1998 . . . . . 74, 75 Art 124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Statute of the International Court of Justice 1945 . . . . . . .

6 However, a State’s treatment of its own citizens was generally recognized as a sovereign matter of no international concern. The legal landscape changed in the aftermath of the Second World War, a conflict characterized by severe human rights atrocities which truly shocked the conscience of the international community. Just as the Bretton Woods conference was convened to address the economic catastrophes that pre-dated the war and the reconstruction which would be needed after the war, it was also decided that the post-war international legal system could no longer ignore the acts of inhumanity perpetrated by States against their own populations.

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