Trade Law as a Form of Human Rights Protection?
Volume 3 Issue 1 (2010)
Many argue that there are linkages between trade and human rights regimes. The author takes the argument one step further and enquires whether trade regime itself can be termed a form of human right protection. In addition to examining individual WTO Agreements and provisions like Article XX of GATT, the author also argues how the broad principles underpinning the trade regime, like non-discrimination, right of market access and right of participation go on to further human rights. She also addresses some concerns as to how trade and human rights cross roads at times, like the case of liberalisation of essential services.