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Public Policy in International Economic Law: The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment

Diane Desierto


States rejected inequality when they chose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States’ international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR in State decision-making in international trade, finance, and investment systems. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional mandates within international trade, finance, and investment, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to f ... More

Keywords: ICESCR compliance, State decision-making, international trade, finance, investment, social protection objectives, public policy options

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716938
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Desierto, author
Assistant Professor of Law and ASEAN Law & Integration Center Co-Director, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law