The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Hardcover | February 13, 2009

EditorDaniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld

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Over the past 10 years, the content and application of international trade law has grown dramatically. The WTO created a binding dispute settlement process and in resolving disputes, the judicial organs of the WTO have built up a substantial amount of new international trade law. Emerging fromthis new WTO process is an international trade law system that is in some respects self-contained and in other respects overlapping and linked to other international legal, economic and political regimes. The 'boundaries' of trade law are now generating enormous interest and controversy which, at abroader level, is subsumed within the debate over globalisation.The detailed development of the rules of international trade is being examined with increasing frequency by scholars, government officials and trade law practitioners. But how does it fit with existing systems? How it is modified by them? How does the international trade law system affect andmodifiy other regimes? This Handbook places international trade law within its broader context, providing comment and critique on contemporary thinking on a range of questions both related specifically to the discipline of international trade law itself and to the outside face of international trade law and itsintersection with States and other aspects of the international system. It examines the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, its substantive law (including regional trade regimes) and the settlement of disputes. The final part of the book explores the wider framework ofthe world trading system, considering issues including the relationship of the WTO to civil society, the use of economic sanctions, state responsibility, and the regulation of multinational corporations.Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduatestudents with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

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Over the past 10 years, the content and application of international trade law has grown dramatically. The WTO created a binding dispute settlement process and in resolving disputes, the judicial organs of the WTO have built up a substantial amount of new international trade law. Emerging fromthis new WTO process is an international tr...

Daniel Bethlehem is Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Prior to taking up this position, he was Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Queens Counsel practising at 20 Essex Street Chambers in London. Donald McRae is the Hyman Soloway Professor of Business and Trade Law at the Uni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pagesPublished:February 13, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199231923

ISBN - 13:9780199231928

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INTRODUCTION1. Daniel Bethlehem Rodney Neufeld Donald McRae Isabelle Van Damme: IntroductionPart I: THE ECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT OF THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM2. Gil Winham: The Evolution of the World Trading System - The Economic and Policy Context3. John Jackson: The Evolution of the World Trading System - The Legal and Institutional Context4. Donald McRae: The Place of the WTO in the International SystemPART II: SUBSTANTIVE LAW5. Pieter-Jan Kuijper: WTO Institutional Aspects6. Ichiro Araki: Core Principles7. Federico Ortino: GATT8. Andrew Lang: GATS9. Andrew Mitchell and Tania Voon: TRIPS10. Joel Trachtman and Gabrielle Marceau: Responding to National Concerns11. David Gantz: Regional Trade RegimesPART III: SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES12. Valerie Hughes: The Institutional Dimension13. Isabelle Van Damme: Interpretation, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law14. Alan Yanovich and Werner Zdouc: Procedural and Evidentiary Issues15. Nicolas Lockhart and Jan Bohanes: Standard of Review16. Piet Eeckhout: Remedies and Compliance17. Bill Davey: The Limits of Judicial ProcessesPART IV: TRADE AND EL THE NEW AGENDA AND LINKAGE ISSUES18. Hunter Nottage: Development19. Dan Bodansky and Jessica Lawrence: Environment20. Gabrielle Marceau, Froukje Boele, and Francis Maupain: Labour21. Lorand Bartels: Human Rights22. Jeffrey Atik: Health23. Rodney Neufeld: Investment24. Mitsuo Matsushita: Competition PolicyPART V: THE WIDER FRAMEWORK25. Marcos Orellana: WTO and Civil Society26. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Theo Boutruche: International Trade Law and Economic Sanctions and the Use of Force27. Daniel Bethlehem: International Trade Law and State Responsibility28. Craig Forcese: Regulating Multinational CorporationsCONCLUSION29. Joseph Weiler: The Future of International Trade Disciplines