The WTO and Concerns Regarding Animals and Nature


Vedder, A.
Pages: 208 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 07-2003
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058500373

Product Description

Do the WTO agreements leave room to do justice to concerns regarding animals and nature? In the eight contributions to this volume, the relevant provisions in the WTO agreements, multilateral agreements, and European law and regulation are analyzed, in order to see to what extent they restrict the possibilities of national governments to make policies and legislation regarding the protection of animals and nature. In addition, solutions in terms of a reinterpretation of some core provisions in the WTO agreements and extralegal solutions for the restrictions through voluntary codes of conduct of multinationals and activities of nongovernmental organizations are explored and critically discussed.

Contributions by:- Frans W.A. Brom, Ph.D., teaches ethics at the Faculty of Theology and is a senior researcher at the Centre for Bioethics and Health Law of Utrecht University. - Anne-Marie de Brouwer, LL.M., is a researcher at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University. - Wibren van der Burg, Ph.D., is a Professor of Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University. - Geert van Calster, LL.M., Ph.D., teaches and researches European and international environmental law, European economic law, and international trade law at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Leuven. He is a member of the Brussels Bar and an associate in the DLA Caestecker Brussels office.- Wim Dubbink, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Public Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.- Marsha A. Echols, LL.M., J.D., is a Professor of International Economic Law and International Business Transactions at the Howard University Law School, Washington DC.- Franck Meijboom is a researcher at the Centre for Bioethics and Health Law at Utrecht University.- Anton Vedder, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University.