Trade as a Weapon? The WTO and Human Rights-Based Trade Measures

Jenny Schultz, Rachel Ball

Abstract


Can the World Trade Organisation become a body for addressing human rights issues? As an international body the the WTO is growing in stature. However moves to encompass human rights concerns are unlikely to go unchallenged by developing nations, and the WTO’s internal rules add another layer of complexity. Trade sanctions can be a blunt weapon in human rights campaigns.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21153/dlr2007vol12no1art167

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