Human Rights, Labour Standards and Environmental Standards in CETA
Erich Vranes et al, Mega-Regional Agreements: TTIP, CETA, TiSA. New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations (OUP 2017)
17 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2017 Last revised: 1 Mar 2017
Date Written: February 7, 2017
This chapter discusses the provisions in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on the protection of labour and environmental standards and human rights. It first outlines the obligations of the parties to protect labour and environmental standards, human rights and democratic principles. Next, it discusses certain means by which the economic obligations of the parties may be interpreted, either expressly or by implication, to reflect these values. Third, it analyses the rights of the parties, in the context of exceptions, to adopt measures to protect labour and environmental standards and human right obligations, and the extent to which CETA’s obligations might expand the ordinary jurisdictional scope of these rights.
Keywords: CETA, FTAs, labour standards, environmental standards, human rights, human rights clause
JEL Classification: K31, K32, K33
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