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Part IV Trade and … The New Agenda and Linkage Issues, Ch.20 Trade and Human Rights

Lorand Bartels

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 May 2021

Intellectual property — International labour law — Right to non-discrimination
At the most general level, the protection of human rights and the promotion of trade liberalization share a common objective: the betterment of the human condition. This is reflected in Article 55 of the UN Charter, which mandates the United Nations (UN) to promote both ‘higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development’ and ‘universal respect for, and observance of, human rights’. But despite the fact that both of these paragraphs generated significant institutions—the former was the basis for the failed...
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