Coordinating performance of international trade & human rights standards

February 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Honolulu Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd floor)

Coordinating trade policy and human rights is a critical issue for the world today. All too often, trade policy goals of efficiency, free markets and economic growth seem unconnected or even in conflict with human rights goals on equality, personal freedoms, and political accountability. However, trade policy has direct significance for human rights in matters such as labour relations, health care, and housing - particularly in developing economies. Coordinating trade policy and human rights can help unify contending policy goals, institutional arrangements, and political constituencies associated with trade and human rights. Dr. Potter’s talk will examine these issues in light of the findings of the multinational and interdisciplinary Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project on integration of trade and human rights standards in China, Japan, Indonesia and India. Dr. Pitman B. Potter is Professor of Law at UBC Law Faculty. His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy on trade and human rights. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Potter practiced law in California, Washington and British Columbia for more than thirty years. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Free, open to the public

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East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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