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dc.contributor.authorShields, Kirsteen
dc.identifier.citationShields, K. 2013. Between Justice and Law: Exploring Avenues and Obstacles to an International Obligation to Trade Fairly. Queen Mary University of London.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is concerned with whether international law is capable of evolving to adequately address the adverse impact of international trade practices on the billions of people living in poverty in the world today. To this end, it explores international law’s capacity to integrate ethical obligations into international trade through the hypothetical construction of an ‘international obligation to trade fairly’. Obligations of fairness in international law are defined as necessitating the construction of an obligation to not restrict processes of democracy and distributive justice between individuals and the state. The application of this obligation on international trade is considered necessary in light of global economic interdependence, which has diminished the capacity of the state. An examination of the extent to which such a norm already exists is undertaken before considering the internal and external limitations to the universalization of such a norm. The central obstacles concerning the proposed obligation are identified as relating to the subject of the obligation and the normative force of the obligation. It is argued that due to the ideology and, inter-relatedly, the structure of international law, these obstacles cannot be readily overcome without radical reform.en_US
dc.publisherQueen Mary University of London
dc.subjectTranslational Medicine & Therapeuticsen_US
dc.subjectAcute Kidney Injuryen_US
dc.subjectischaemia-reperfusion injuryen_US
dc.titleBetween Justice and Law: Exploring Avenues and Obstacles to an International Obligation to Trade Fairly.en_US
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this thesis rests with the author and no quotation from it or information derived from it may be published without the prior written consent of the author

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