- List of Contributors
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Cited GATT Panel and Working Party Reports and their Common Abbreviations
- List of Cited WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports, Other Initiated WTO Disputes, and their Common Abbreviations
- Table of Cases
- The Evolution of the World Trading System – The Economic and Policy Context
- The Evolution of the World Trading System – The Legal and Institutional Context
- The Place of the WTO in the International System
- WTO Institutional Aspects
- Responding to National Concerns
- Regional Trade Agreements
- The Institutional Dimension
- Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and Interpretation
- Procedural and Evidentiary Issues
- Standard of Review in WTO Law
- Remedies and Compliance
- The Limits of Judicial Processes
- Trade and Development
- Trade and Environment
- Trade and Labour
- Trade and Human Rights
- Trade and Health
- Trade and Investment
- Trade and Competition Policy
- WTO and Civil Society
- International Trade Law, United Nations Law, and Collective Security Issues
- Regulating Multinational Corporations and International Trade Law
- Law, Culture, and Values in the WTO – Gazing into the Crystal Ball
Abstract and Keywords
This article analyses the roles played by multinational corporations and civil society in the development of trade law and its ongoing evolution. It examines the notion of civil society and the changing of this notion in the context of globalization and global structures of governance. It also describes some of the NGOs actively working on trade issues. It explores the challenges of legitimacy and governance in international organizations, examining developments in human rights law and international environmental law regarding access to information and transparency. Finally, it examines developments at the WTO regarding its relations with civil society and looks at issues concerning the institutional operations of the organization, as well as transparency and participation in negotiations, capacity-building, and dispute settlement.
Marcos Orellana is Director, Trade and Sustainable Development Program at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL); Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law. Prior to joining CIEL, Mr. Orellana was a Fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and Instructor Professor of Law at the Universidad de Talca, Chile.
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