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International Economic Law and the Pursuit of Human Rights: A Framework for Discussion of the Legality of 'Selective Purchasing' Laws Under the WTO Government Procurement


Christopher McCrudden


Queen's University Belfast - School of Law; University of Michigan Law School


Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 2, No.1, 1999

Abstract:     
The tension between international economic law and the protection of human rights is considered. Important technical and policy aspects of the tension are illustrated by considering the legality under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement 1994 of requirements in government contracts that attempt to further social policy objectives. The current controversy concerning the use by state and local governments in the United States of 'selective purchasing' laws to influence the human rights policies of foreign governments, particularly the controversial Massachusetts legislation relating to Myanmar (Burma), provides the opportunity for considering how these tensions might be resolved.

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Date posted: April 17, 1999  

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McCrudden, Christopher, International Economic Law and the Pursuit of Human Rights: A Framework for Discussion of the Legality of 'Selective Purchasing' Laws Under the WTO Government Procurement. Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 2, No.1, 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=157033

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Christopher McCrudden (Contact Author)
Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )
School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland
University of Michigan Law School ( email )
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
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