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Part VI Human Rights and General International Law, Ch.35 Trade Law and Investment Law

Sarah Joseph

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By: Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 December 2023

International trade — Specific trade agreements — Non-discrimination — Regional trade — International investment law — Intellectual property — Diplomatic protection — Restitution — Customary international law — Rule of law — Right to non-discrimination — Freedom of expression

This article examines the relationship among trade, investment and human rights laws. It analyses the relevant legal relationships as reflected in the salient case law and the synergies between the works of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It also considers the impact of WTO rules on specific economic, social and cultural rights, the benefits of free trade and investment for civil and political rights and the human rights protections for traders and investors.

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