EU Trade Agreements and Their Impacts on Human Rights

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Elisabeth Bonanomi

World Trade Institute and Centre for Development and Environment

Date Written: December 11, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Buergi Bonanomi, Elisabeth, EU Trade Agreements and Their Impacts on Human Rights (December 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2536929

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