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Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Sarah Joseph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these ... More


‘Trade and Human Rights’ in Historical Perspective

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism: Reimagining the Global Economic Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592647
eISBN:
9780191731396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592647.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter aims to de-reify our understandings of both the trade and human rights regimes. Instead of taking the contemporary form of each regime as a starting point and asking what the ... More


The Evolution of the Global Human Rights Regime

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the 1970s, a time when the Beijing government was becoming more active internationally, the human rights regime reached a major turning point. In 1976, the two international human rights ... More


Tiananmen and Its Aftermath, June 1989–November 1991

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Looks at the June 1989—November 1991 period of human rights history in China, following the government's authorization of the use of deadly force against peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square on ... More


Relationship between the WTO and International Human Rights Law

Sarah Joseph

in Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the philosophical and normative relationship between the WTO and international human rights regimes. The philosophical issues essentially concern the extent to which the two ... More


Conclusion: Rights Beyond Borders?

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book has sought to demonstrate via an examination of individual, state, institutional, and advocacy network behaviour that the human rights issue has become a dominant feature of the ... More


The Shift to Multilateral Venues, 1992–1995

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first 18 months after the Tiananmen bloodshed marked the height of global criticism of China's human rights record, but the years 1992–1995 quickly gave some indication of the difficulties that ... More


Introducing the WTO and International Human Rights Law Regimes

Sarah Joseph

in Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explains the WTO regime and the international human rights regime. Greater attention is paid to the latter, while WTO law is fleshed out more in the following chapters. In particular, ... More


From Public Exposure to Private Dialogue, 1995–1998

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the period 1995–1998, China's main objectives in the human rights area was to shift the venue of the discursive debate on its record away from a public, multilateral forum in which China was ... More


The Generating of Attention, 1976–1989

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the 1976–1989 period of the Chinese leadership's exposure to the human rights regime, it received decidedly mixed signals about the levels of compliance required, suggesting certain trends but ... More


Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Rosemary Foot

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the five decades since the establishment of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights issues have become a dominant feature of the international system, embracing ... More


The Global Consequences of China's Economic Reforms

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate how China's economic reform programme of the 1980s led to an opening of the country to new ideas, and to increased interaction with global regimes in all ... More


European Union human rights regime: from Eastern enlargement to the Lisbon Treaty and beyond

Ingi Iusmen

in Children’s rights, Eastern enlargement and the EU human rights regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088223
eISBN:
9781781706572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088223.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter charts the key developments in areas - such as the Roma, mental health, disability and international adoption - whose profile has been augmented due to Eastern enlargement and ... More


Human Rights at the Interface of State and Sub-state: The Case of Scotland

Chris Himsworth

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter reviews the continuing peculiarities of the human rights regime in Scotland. These include: the strange emerging relationship between the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Scotland Act 1998, ... More


The Paradox of Human Rights

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

in The Human Right to Dominate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the paradoxes of the post-World War II human rights regime. This new regime bestowed upon the nation-state—one of the major violators of human rights—the responsibility of ... More


Human Rights as Democratizing Ethos

Joe Hoover

in Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782803
eISBN:
9780191825958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782803.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter suggests the ways in which reconstructing human rights expands our notion of what is included in human rights practice. First, it considers the contestability of human rights found in ... More


Children’s rights, Eastern enlargement and the EU human rights regime

Ingi Iusmen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088223
eISBN:
9781781706572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088223.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a timely exploration of the nature and scale of the emergent EU human rights regime by critically examining how and why EU intervention in human rights matters (with a key focus on ... More


Context

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The overall domestic context following the full defeat of the old regime in Turkey, and the main contours of the Islamist (‘Islamo-nationalist’, Millî Görüş) populism now in full swing, are described ... More


Hostis Humani Generis: Enemies of Mankind

Jenny S. Martinez

in The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines two important concepts in contemporary international human rights law: the concept of universal jurisdiction over human rights abusers and the concept of crimes against ... More


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