International Economic Law with a Human Face

International Economic Law with a Human Face addresses a vital question in contemporary international economies: the design, structure and content of the legal and institutional framework within an increasingly globalized civil society and market economy. It is based on the belief that liberalized global markets cannot be expected to provide the public goods required to secure the acquis communautaire for human rights worldwide, let alone to extend those rights to peoples hitherto deprived of their benefits.
Scholars from Europe, America, Asia and Australia examine a variety of aspects of relevant state practice in a fresh and stimulating manner. They combine `international social critique' of state practice with ideas for `social engineering', offering critical legal analysis and ideas about policy options for setting standards to induce legal change and development.
International Economic Law with a Human Face is a `user-friendly' book. Twenty-seven chapters are sub-titled and arranged under three main headings: Towards a new human and economic order (chapters 1-8); Trade, environmental protection and resource management (chapters 9-18); and Investment and finance (chapters 19-27). It also contains a detailed Table of Contents and an Index.

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Preface; Judge G.C. Weeramantry. List of Authors. List of Abbreviations. International Economic Law with a Human Face: An Introductory Review; P. de Waart, F. Weiss. I: Towards a New Human and Economic Order. 1. Legal Context: Concepts, Principles, Standards and Institutions; M.C.W. Pinto. 2. The Erosion of State Authority and Its Implications for Equitable Development; O. Schachter. 3. Globalization and the Future Role of Sovereign States; P. Malanczuk. 4. Emerging State Practice of Democratic Government with Special Reference to Commonwealth and South Asia; K. Hossain. 5. Internationally Recognized Labour Standards and Trade; F. Weiss. 6. Quality of Life at the Mercy of WTO Panels: GATT's Article XX an Empty Shell? P. de Waart. 7. The Inseparability of Development and Human Rights in the Practice of Development Co-Operation; K. Ginther. 8. International Trade and Human Rights from the Perspective of the WTO; A. Qureshi. II: Trade, Environmental Protection and Resource Management. 9. Rethinking States' Rights to Promote Extra-territorial Values; A. Nollkaemper. 10. WTO Rules Supporting Environmental Protection; A. Ziegler. 11. Sustainable Development and the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty: Between Pseudo-Action and Management of Environmental Investment Risk; T. Wälde. 12. Evolution and Impact of Sustainable Development in the European Union; W. Douma. 13. External Relations and the Periphery of EU Environmental Law; D. Chalmers. 14. Integrating Environmental Concerns into Trade Relations: The European Union Revised General System of Preferences; E. de Haan. 15. Regional Integration and Protection of Environment: The Case of MERCOSUL; S. Camargo Vieira. 16. Sustainable Development in the APEC; R. Ida. 17. Towards Sustainable Tourism in the Wider Caribbean Region: Beyond Command and Control; D. Freestone, N. Gunningham. 18. Reciprocity in International Development Co- Operation: The Case of the Netherlands and the `BBC-Countries'; N. Schrijver. III: Investment and Finance. 19. Sustainable Development with a Human Face; P. Peters. 20. Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development; S. Subedi. 21. Towards a Multilateral Investment Agreement (MAI): The OECD and WTO Models and Sustainable Development; P. Muchlinski. 22. Fade-Away of Socialist Market Economy: China's Participation in the WTO; Yuwen Li. 23. Relations of the WTO with Other International Organizations and NGOs; W. Benedek. 24. Access to ICSID Dispute Settlement for Locally Incorporated Companies; C. Schreuer. 25. The World Bank Group and Sustainable Development; G. Loibl. 26. Exchange Rates and Development; H. Visser. 27. Financing the Protection of Global Environment; E. Denters. Index.