There is a contradiction at the heart of the Internet. At the same time more people are using the Internet, a growing number of governments and market actors are restricting and disrupting the free…Continue
"The WTO enforcement mechanism, with its teeth, provides a great enforcement opportunity. As long as litigation is tied to actual trade treaty provisions, I believe human rights and labor issues can be addressed. This development is only unfolding,…"
"The Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations to which the great majority of countries are signatories, states that all citizens have the right to a secure means for their livelihood. This includes the basic means for earning a living, a…"
There is a contradiction at the heart of the Internet. At the same time more people are using the Internet, a growing number of governments and market actors are restricting and disrupting the free flow of information. In response, some policymakers have worked internationally to develop principles to ensure an open and stable Internet, but these principles are neither universal nor enforceable. The U.S., the EU, and Canada have turned to trade agreements which offer both binding rules and a…See More
How the WTO can Promote Business and Human Rights unhcr.pdfCoherence between trade and human rights policies is particularly important in conflict or weak governance zones where individuals desperately need the goods, jobs, and economic growth that trade and international investment can bring. The members of the WTO should work to…See More