Economic Boycotts: The Interaction of National Security and International Economic Law
51 Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Proceedings _ (2020 Forthcoming)
13 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2020
Date Written: August 19, 2020
Free trade is a core component of the global governance architecture and recent decades have witnessed the legalization of international economic law. International economic law, nevertheless, recognizes the inherent right of states to invoke policies and trade barriers such as boycotts on the basis of national security. However, boycotts could undermine the WTO's commitment to free trade and prosperity which ultimately harms the boycotters and their national security. Furthermore, the boycott harms the greater global interest in international stability which is a major positive outcome of free trade.
Keywords: Free Trade, International Economic Law, WTO, National Security, GATT
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