EU Trade Agreements and Their Impacts on Human Rights
32 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2015
World Trade Institute and Centre for Development and Environment
Date Written: December 11, 2014
The paper examines current sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) of EU trade agreements from a human rights perspective. It explores how the “Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade and Investment Agreements” by Prof. De Schutter, (former) UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Food, can be put into practice and applied to improve SIA methodology.
Keywords: sustainability impact assessments of trade agreements; human rights impact assessments of trade agreements; de Schutter's HRIA guiding principles; European Partnership Agreements EPA; trade in agriculture; trade and development; sustainable development law; legal coherence theory
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