- 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 considers the link between trade and international peace in security, arguing that the predominant ‘exception oriented’ approach of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is overly limiting and the relationship between international trade law and United Nation (UN) law needs to be rethought. It can be invoked with regard to sanctions adopted outside the UN framework, in order to illustrate certain legal issues under WTO law. This article argues that such fears are overstated and that judicial review of States' unilateral determinations under these provisions is still admissible. These developments help to shed some light on the relationship between WTO law and UN law concerning the issue of UN economic interventionism and collective security activities. Finally, the case of small arms trade provides an example of the complexity of the challenges WTO law faces as a result of the development of new UN instruments.
Laurence Boisson De Chazournes is Professor and Director of the Department of Public International Law and International Organization in the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is also Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She acts as expert and counsel for various states and international organizations.
Théo Boutruche, PhD in Laws, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and Associate Human Rights Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva.
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