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Labour Chapters in Trade Agreements: The Solution for a Universal Standard of Labour Rights

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dc.contributor.author Budge, Theresa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-20T00:46:32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T22:25:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-20T00:46:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T22:25:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/28077
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a critical analysis of the inclusion of labour chapters in trade agreements. It surveys basic labour rights and the justifications for linkage of trade and labour in the agreements. It then compares and critiques the approaches taken by the United States, New Zealand and the European Union towards labour chapters in their trade agreements. It deconstructs the agreements to assess how effective each agreement is at the promotion and enforcement of labour rights. This paper then discusses the potential of labour chapters leading to a set of universal labour rights that are applicable for all states. It canvasses positive and negative incentives placed in trade agreements by states to ensure compliance with basic labour rights by trading partners, focusing particularly on the Cambodia-United States Bilateral Agreement on Textiles. In conclusion this essay finds that although free trade agreements will not be the ‘magic bullet’ for a universal standard of labour rights, they are a positive force in international labour law and contribute to the establishment of such a level. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Trade agreements en_NZ
dc.subject Labor rights en_NZ
dc.subject International Labour Organisation en_NZ
dc.subject ILO en_NZ
dc.subject International Labor Organization en_NZ
dc.title Labour Chapters in Trade Agreements: The Solution for a Universal Standard of Labour Rights en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 390116 Labour Law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Bachelors Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Laws with Honours en_NZ

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