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Hilary K. Josephs (2001), "Upstairs, Trade Law ; Downstairs, Labor Law", George Washington Law Review v. 33 no3/4 p. 849-872.

13 octobre 2001

This article considers why labor law and employment-related aspects of immigration law are virtually ignored in the GATT/WTO framework. It examines several proposals for including labor issues in international trade fora. These are : (1) a labor side agreement in the WTO that would be similar to the labor side agreement in NAFTA ; (2) giving the ILO an advisory, consultative, or mediating role in the WTO s Dispute Settlement Body proceedings ; or (3) creating a new institution between the WTO and ILO. The author concludes that proponents of international labor rights should concentrate their efforts on bringing cases to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.

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