Culture, Human Rights and the WTO

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (ed), The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, November 2013)

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 647

16 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last revised: 9 Jul 2013

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: August 7, 2012

Abstract

This paper considers overlaps between the law of the World Trade Organization, international human rights law, and cultural laws and regulations in domestic and international contexts. The paper considers in particular the treatment of 'cultural products' (audiovisual products and printed publications) in the WTO, the significance of different cultural attitudes to food risks under WTO law, and the intersection between culture, human rights and intellectual property in connection with traditional knowledge, genetic resources, and geographical indications in the WTO. The paper takes into account United Nations pronouncements on human rights implications of international trade law.

Keywords: WTO, human rights, culture, international law, trade

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania, Culture, Human Rights and the WTO (August 7, 2012). Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (ed), The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, November 2013); U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 647. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152710

Tania Voon (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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