Keep Calm and Public Procure: The 2016 UK Public Procurement Note and the Attack on Palestine Solidarity Movements

12 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2016

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Tomaso Ferrando

University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group and Institute of Policy Development

Date Written: April 20, 2016

Abstract

This comment focuses on the violent and inaccurate use of international economic law and of the notion of boycott by the 2016 UK Public Procurement Note as a political strategy to avoid moral and political actions at the sub-national level. By showing the partiality of the PPN, it claims that UK town halls and other public actors should not be afraid to exercise their contracting power and autonomy but should, at best, construct rules that will easily the minimum threshold introduced by international economic law.

Keywords: public procurement, international trade, morals, general exception, Palestine, boycott

Suggested Citation

Ferrando, Tomaso, Keep Calm and Public Procure: The 2016 UK Public Procurement Note and the Attack on Palestine Solidarity Movements (April 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2767412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2767412

Tomaso Ferrando (Contact Author)

University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group and Institute of Policy Development ( email )

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Antwerp, 2000
Belgium

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