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Human Rights, Labor Rights, and Trade Policy

Kent Jones

in Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166163
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849819 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.003.0008
Human Rights, Labor Rights, and Trade Policy

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This chapter offers a review of human rights and labor rights and the possible roles of trade and trade policy in promoting them. It concluded that the WTO has neither the design, the capacity, nor the resources to monitor either human rights or workers' rights in its regulation and trade policies. Countries must find common ground on the underlying principles of human rights, workers' rights, and the measures that are acceptable to promote them and defend them.

Keywords: human rights; labor rights; trade policy; regulation

Chapter.  9864 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Systems

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