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With a focus on how trade, foreign investment, commercial arbitration and financial regulation rules affect impoverished individuals, Poverty and the International Economic Legal System examines the relationship between the legal rules of the international economic law system and states' obligations to reduce poverty. The contributors include leading practitioners, practice-oriented scholars and legal theorists, who discuss the human aspects of global economic activity without resorting to either overly dogmatic human rights approaches or technocratic economic views. The essays extend beyond development discussions by encouraging further efforts to study, improve and develop legal mechanisms for the benefit of the world's poor and challenging traditionally de-personified legal areas to engage with their real-world impacts.
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Poverty, obligations, and the international economic legal system : what are our duties to the global poor? / Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer Anti-poverty v. the international economic legal order? : A legal cultural critique / Colin B. Picker Poverty, redistribution, and international trade regulation / Thomas Cottier Trade liberalization and poverty reduction : complementary or contradictory aims? / Bryan Mercurio God, the WTO and hunger / Christian Häberli Does free trade matter for poverty reduction? : The case of ASEAN / Pasha L. Hsieh Poverty alleviation through paperless trade / Emmanuel T. Laryea International commercial arbitration and poverty, not obvious but (maybe) possible / Christopher Kee Foreign direct investment and the alleviation of poverty : is investment arbitration falling short of its goals? / Mariel Dimsey The "corruption objection" to jurisdiction in investment arbitration : does it really protect the poor? / Stephan Wilske and Willa Obel Investment guarantees and international obligations to reduce poverty : a human rights perspective / Markus Krajewski Access to justice in dispute resolution : financial assistance in international arbitration / Brooks W. Daly and Sarah Melikian From problem to potential : the need to go beyond investor-state disputes and integrate civil society, investors and state at the local level / Mariana Hernandez Crespo The Millennium Challenge Corporation, law, and poverty reduction / Stuart Kerr Ambitious goals, limited tools? : The IMF and poverty reduction / Ben Thirkell-White The direct contribution of the international financial system to global poverty / Ross P. Buckley The World Bank : fighting poverty : ideology versus accountability / Mark S. Ellis Life, debt, and human rights : contextualising the international regime for sovereign debt relief / Celine Tan Sovereign debt, odious debt, and the poverty of nations / Yvonne Wong Poverty and corruption / Mark Pieth International economic law, women, and poverty / Barnali Choudhury The book famine : international copyright rules as barriers to knowledge for impoverished persons with disabilities / Caroline Hess-Klein Caring for its children : how the European Union uses free movement law to tackle child poverty and social exclusion / Aline Doussin Positive or negative, legal or moral : what duties to reduce poverty? / Stephanie B. Leinhardt and Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer Human rights obligations to the poor / Monica Hakimi The allocation of anti-poverty rights duties : our rights, but whose duties? / Samantha Besson.