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Description - Law in the Service of Human Dignity by Steve Charnovitz

The accelerating pace of international law developments in multiple fora present a challenge for studying, influencing, and predicting these changes. This volume assembles essays from notable jurists, academics, and practitioners from around the world who offer new insights regarding the jurisprudence of world trade law, the changing landscape of investment arbitration, and other vital topics in international adjudication. These essays are assembled in celebration of Justice Florentino Feliciano of The Philippines, who continues to be one of the most inspirational figures in the international law community. This collection will be of special interest to analysts of the World Trade Organization as the contributors include six current or former members of the WTO Appellate Body, as well as several leading trade law commentators. Among the key issues discussed are the WTO environmental cases, trade and human rights, and potential reforms of the WTO dispute system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521852531
ISBN-10: 0521852536
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 158mm x 34mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Charnovitz

Steve Charnovitz is Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Mr Charnovitz hails from Savannah, Georgia. He received a BA and JD from Yale University and an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government. Before joining the faculty in 2004, he practiced law for six years at the firm now known as Wilmer Hale in Washington, DC. From 1995 to 1999, he was Director of the Global Environment & Trade Study (GETS), which he helped to establish in 1994. From 1991 to 1995, he was Policy Director of the US Competitiveness Policy Council. The Council issued four reports to the US Congress and President. From 1987 to 1991, he was a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Early in his career, he was an analyst at the US Department of Labor where his assignments included worker rights in US trade negotiations, trade adjustment assistance, and technical cooperation with Saudi Arabia. Mr Charnovitz serves on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law, the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Economic Law, the World Trade Review, and the Journal of Environment & Development, and on the International Scientific Board of the journal Transnational Associations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is admitted to the bar in New York. Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Professor, Maastricht University Faculty of Law.

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