Book Panel: Aneta Tyc, Global Trade, Labour Rights and International Law: A Multilevel Approach (London and New York: Routledge 2021)
This book provides a set of proposals for how best to guarantee effective enforcement of labour rights worldwide. The linkage between labour standards and global trade has been recurrent for some 200 years. At a time when the world is struggling to find a way out of crisis and is striving for economic growth, more than ever there is a need for up-to-date research on how to protect and promote labour rights in the global economy. This book explores the history of the field and also provides an overview of emerging trends and opportunities. It discusses the most recent problems including: the effectiveness and the role of the ILO, the WTO and its potential relevance in the protection of labour rights, the effectiveness of the US and the EU Generalised System of Preferences, the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility instruments on labour rights, and labour provisions in the international trade agreements concluded by the US and the EU.