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Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World's Poor

Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World's Poor

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Cambridge University Press, 3/21/2013
EAN 9781107032743, ISBN10: 1107032741

Hardcover, 500 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English

With a focus on how trade, foreign investment, commercial arbitration and financial regulation rules affect impoverished individuals, Poverty and the International Economic Legal System examines the relationship between the legal rules of the international economic law system and states' obligations to reduce poverty. The contributors include leading practitioners, practice-oriented scholars and legal theorists, who discuss the human aspects of global economic activity without resorting to either overly dogmatic human rights approaches or technocratic economic views. The essays extend beyond development discussions by encouraging further efforts to study, improve and develop legal mechanisms for the benefit of the world's poor and challenging traditionally de-personified legal areas to engage with their real-world impacts.

Part I. Poverty and International Law
Setting out the Framework
1. Poverty, obligations and the international economic legal system
what are our duties to the global poor? Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer
2. Anti-poverty v. the international economic legal order? A legal cultural critique Colin B. Picker
Part II. IEL Institutions and Poverty
Part IIA. Trade
3. Introductory note
trade and poverty Gabrielle Marceau
4. Poverty, redistribution and international trade regulation Thomas Cottier
5. Trade liberalisation and poverty reduction
complementary or contradictory aims? Bryan Mercurio
6. God, the WTO and hunger Christian Häberli
7. Does free trade matter for poverty reduction? The case of ASEAN Pasha Hsieh
8. Poverty alleviation through paperless trade Emmanuel Laryea
Part IIB. Investment and Arbitration
9. Arbitration, insurance, investment, corruption, and poverty
introduction J. J. Gass
10. Foreign direct investment and the alleviation of poverty
is investment arbitration falling short of its goals? Mariel Dimsey
11. The 'corruption objection' to jurisdiction in investment arbitration
does it really protect the poor? Stephan Wilske and Willa Obel
12. Investment guarantees and international obligations to reduce poverty
a human rights perspective Markus Krajewski
13. International commercial arbitration and poverty
not obvious but (maybe) possible Christopher Kee
14. Access to justice in dispute resolution
financial assistance in international arbitration Brooks W. Daly and Sarah Melikian
15. From problem to potential
the need to go beyond investor-state disputes and integrate civil society, investors and state at the local level Mariana Hernandez Crespo
16. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, law, and poverty reduction Stuart Kerr
Part IIC. International Financial Regulation
17. Reflections on law and poverty Gavin Bingham
18. Ambitious goals, limited tools? The IMF and poverty reduction Ben Thirkell-White
19. The direct contribution of the international financial system to global poverty Ross P. Buckley
20. The World Bank
fighting poverty
ideology versus accountability Mark S. Ellis
21. Life, debt and human rights
contextualising the international regime for sovereign debt relief Celine Tan
22. Sovereign debt, odious debt and the poverty of nations Yvonne Wong
23. Poverty and corruption Mark Pieth
Part III. IEL and Poverty
Concerns of Particularly Vulnerable Populations
24. International economic law, women and poverty Barnali Choudhury
25. The book famine
international copyright rules as barriers to knowledge for impoverished persons with disabilities Caroline Hess-Klein
26. Caring for its children!
How the European Union uses free movement law to tackle child poverty and social exclusion Aline Doussin
Part IV. Challenging Our Assumptions
Is there a Duty to Reduce Poverty?
27. Introduction Stephanie B. Leinhardt and Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer
28. Human rights obligations of the poor Monica Hakimi
29. The allocation of anti-poverty rights duties
our rights, but whose duties? Samantha Besson
Part V. Conclusions
30. Closing thoughts Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer.