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Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell


It is generally assumed that pro-trade laws are not good for human rights, and legislation that protects human rights hampers vibrant international trade. In a bold departure from this canon, this book makes a case for reaching a middle ground between these two fields, acknowledging their coexistence and the significant points at which they overlap. Using actual examples from many of the thirty-five nations of the Western Hemisphere, the book carefully examines human rights policies throughout the world, never overlooking the very real human rights problems that arise from international trade. ... More

Keywords: pro-trade laws, human rights, international trade, Western Hemisphere, human rights policies, international marketplace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814736937
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, author

Stephen Joseph Powell, author