Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade

Author: Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784717278
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This timely book provides an accessible insight into how the concept of sustainable development can be made operational through its translation into legal terms. Understood as a multidimensional legal principle, sustainable development facilitates coherent international law making. Using this notion as an analytical lens on the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the book considers the unresolved question of what a sustainable and coherent agricultural trade agreement could look like.

Trade in Water Under International Law

Author: Fitzgerald Temmerman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781785369131
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre:

It is clear that more sustainable and efficient use of fresh water resources will become crucial in future global water management to avoid major threats to biological life. Trade in Water Under International Law offers a careful and well-reasoned introduction and analysis of this emerging and largely unchartered subject of international trade law, which has hitherto been of key importance in domestic law and policy, exploring the potential and limits of addressing the use of water resources in the context of World Trade Organization law.

Promoting responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251094754
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Genre: Political Science

This guide provides a methodology for the review of national legal and institutional frameworks related to responsible investments in agriculture and food systems. It also identifies key areas of regulation within a thematic context, with a focus on larger scale private agricultural investments in primary agriculture.

Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Generationengerechtigkeit

Author: Klaus Mathis
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161551664
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Law

Eine Entwicklung ist nachhaltig, wenn sie den Bed�rfnissen der heutigen Generationen entspricht, ohne dass sie die M�glichkeit der zuk�nftigen Generationen, ihre Bed�rfnisse zu befriedigen, gef�hrdet. Klaus Mathis verfolgt einen interdisziplin�ren Ansatz und leuchtet die Thematik der nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Generationengerechtigkeit aus rechtlicher, �konomischer und philosophischer Sicht aus. Angesichts der globalen Tragweite des Themas wird dabei nicht nur die schweizerische, sondern auch die internationale Debatte abgebildet. Die Publikation richtet sich deshalb an ein breites Publikum aus verschiedenen Disziplinen im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum. Dabei sind aus rechtsvergleichender Perspektive insbesondere die mannigfaltige rechtliche Verankerung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung in der schweizerischen Bundesverfassung und ihre Umsetzung in der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsanwendung von Bedeutung.

Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2017

Author: Fabian Amtenbrink
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462652439
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Genre: Law

This Volume of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law explores emerging trends and key developments in international economic law. It examines shifts in the levels of cooperation (from multilateral to plurilateral, regional or bilateral—or vice versa), and shifts in the forms of cooperation (new types of actors and instruments). These trends are analysed both from a conceptual and a practical perspective, with contributions addressing drivers for change, historical perspectives, future developments, and evolutions in specific policy fields. While a focus on international economic law may certainly not tell the whole story in relation to shifts in levels and forms of international cooperation, it does allow for a more detailed analysis of some of the important trends we currently witness. The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law was first published in 1970. It offers a forum for the publication of scholarly articles in a varying thematic area of public international law.

Trade Food Security and Human Rights

Author: Ying Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317008538
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Law

Most scholars attribute systemic causes of food insecurity to poverty, human overpopulation, lack of farmland, and expansion of biofuel programs. However, as Chen argues here, another significant factor has been overlooked. The current food insecurity is not absolute food shortage, since global food production still exceeds the need of the entire world population, but a problem of how to secure access to resources. Distorted agricultural trade undermines world food distribution, and uneven distribution impedes people’s access to food, particularly in poor developing countries. Examining EU and US agricultural policies and World Trade Organization negotiations in agriculture, the author argues how they affect the international agricultural trade, claiming that current food insecurity is the result of inequitable food distribution and trade practices. The international trade regime is advised to reconcile trade rules with the consideration of food security issues. Several other enforceable solutions to reduce world hunger and malnutrition are also advanced, including national capacity building, the improvement of governance, and strategic development of biofuel programs. This book will be of great interest to agricultural trade professionals and consultant policy makers in the EU, US and developing countries. Students and researchers with a concentration on international trade, agriculture economics, global governance and international law will benefit greatly from this study.

International Agricultural Law and Policy

Author: Hope Johnson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781786439451
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Genre: Law

Globalised agriculture and food systems are at the crux of significant issues facing humanity from the rise in diet-related diseases to water pollution and biodiversity loss. Yet, legal scholarship on the regulation of agriculture and food is only now emerging. This timely book provides the first systematic analysis of the public international rules influencing agriculture. Each chapter considers the regulatory instruments that intersect with different components of agricultural systems from land tenure and soils through to agricultural in-puts and trade.

International Economic Law Globalization and Developing Countries

Author: Julio Faundez
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849806671
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This book is both breathtaking in its scope and impressive in its attention to legal and institutional detail in situating developing countries in the evolving body of international economic law. Essays in this volume canvas most important areas of international economic law, including international trade law, international financial regulation, the regulation of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations, foreign aid, the enforcement of human rights standards and core international labour standards on multinational corporations, international enforcement of anti-corruption conventions, international competition law, international intellectual property rights, and international environmental law. A pervasive theme, compellingly developed, in most of these papers is the asymmetric structure of international institutions that generate rules in these various areas, in which developing countries are mostly rule takers, rather than equal participants. The current global financial crisis may provide a welcome opportunity for re-evaluating these institutional asymmetries. In any such re-evaluation, this book will provide a veritable cornucopia of constructive new insights.

Contemporary Issues in International Law

Author: B.C. Nirmal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811062773
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Law

This book explores the changing nature of international law and its ability to respond to the contemporary issues related to international environment, trade and information technology. The evolution of international law has reached a stage where we are witnessing diminishing power of the state and its capacity to deal with the economic matters challenging the existing notions of territory and sovereignty. Recent trends in international law and international relations show that states no longer have exclusive control over the decision-making process at the global level. Keeping this in mind, the book brings together the perspectives of various international and national scholars. The book considers diverse issues such as, sustainable development, climate change, global warming, Rio+20, technology transfer, agro-biodiversity and genetic resource, authority for protection of environment, human right to water, globalization, human rights, sui generis options in IP laws, impact of liberalization on higher education, regulation of international trade, intellectual property rights, collective administration of copyright, broadcast reproduction rights, implementation of copyright law, communication rights under copyright law, arbitration for IP disputes, doctrine of exhaustion of rights, trans-border reputation of trademark, information as an asset, cyber obscenity and pornography, e-governance, taxation of e-commerce, computer crime, information technology, domain names, research excellence in legal education, ideological perspective on legal education, challenges for law teachers, and clinical legal education. The topics, though diverse, are closely interrelated, with the common concern throughout being that the global environment, international trade, information technology and legal education need appropriate national normative and institutional responses as well as the global cooperation of members of the international community. Presenting reflections of a number of Asian, African and European scholars on these varied facets, the book is of great value to scholars, practitioners, teachers and students associated with contemporary international law.

When Cooperation Fails

Author: Mark A. Pollack
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199237289
Release Date: 2009-05-21
Genre: Law

The dispute over genetically modified organisms has brought the US and the EU into conflict. This book examines the dynamic interactions of domestic law and politics, transnational networks, international regimes, and global markets, through a theoretically grounded and empirically comprehensive analysis of the governance of GM foods and crops.

The Politics of Participation in Sustainable Development Governance

Author: Jessica F. Green
Publisher: United Nations Univ
ISBN: 9280811339
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the obstacles to effective participation, and how they can be overcome to improve both the quality of engagement and the resulting systems of sustainable development governance. The authors offer a working definition of engagement, and describe formal and informal methods that actors may use to participate in and influence global policymaking. They examine a number of current policymaking processes, draw lessons from successful examples, and provide recommendations for future improvements in the governance of sustainable development.

Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons

Author: Michael Halewood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781844078929
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

The Earth's plant genetic resources are a common inheritance of all humankind, which should be held in shared trust for a common future. A key component of the global genetic commons is agricultural biodiversity. Our food and livelihood security depend on the sustained management of these diverse biological resources that are important for food and agriculture. Whilst agricultural biodiversity originates in specific farming communities, it has been shared widely and is considered by many to be part of the much-threatened global commons.This book is about the creation, management and use of the global crop commons. It focuses primarily on the legal and administrative construct that provides the basis of the global crop commons, that is, the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing created by the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. This is particularly significant because it transcends the traditional dichotomy between privatization and total governmental control. It came into effect in 2006 and the book describes its origins and implementation since then, showing how many international organizations and some developing countries are moving quickly with implementation, while other countries are moving slowly and some multinational corporations are expressing misgivings about the system overall. The authors further analyze current challenges and how they might be resolved.

Modernizing the United Nations System

Author: John E. Trent
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783866490031
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Modernizing the United Nations system is necessary to deal with the anarchy of globalization. Significant institutional change means winners and losers in the game of power. To make the UN more competent it must have more authority, which means constraining sovereignty. Some states fear international organizations interfering in their affairs. Others want to maintain their power over parts of the UN. How can the UN system be modernized if governments are unwilling or unable to do so? This book contends that civil society must mobilize its capacities to bring a new will to national and international politics and oblige governments to act. Modernizing the United Nations System starts by demonstrating the need for institutional change at the UN and then shows how, both in the past and the present, leading individuals and non-governmental organizations, using their knowledge base and their organizational networks, have led the fight for international organizations. After a summary of major UN reform proposals over the years, the book concludes by identifying leading global reformers and elaborating a detailed plan for a global reform movement to spearhead the modernization of the UN system.