Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Together with Professor Alejandro Garro of Columbia Law School, Professor David Gantz of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and Dean Claudio Grossman of American University's Washington College of Law, I addressed on February 26, 2011, the cogent themes of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review's Symposium on The Human Element: The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Human Rights and the Rule of Law. My remarks noted that Latin American governments recently have enacted effective laws ensuring to civil society transparency and accountability in promulgation of regulations and decision making. In no small part, these laws result from windows opened by dispute settlement systems in dozens of regional trade agreements.
My comments synthesize lessons from my last three research projects and my Just Trade book with Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol toward specific and viable methods to "splendidly integrate" international trade law and international human rights law. I invite your comments on the speech, which may be found at BestThinking.com