Analysis from Leading UN Human Rights Expert on Free Trade Agreements – REWIND

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Analysis from leading UN Human Rights expert on Free Trade Agreements – REWIND


In the following video produced by the The Real News Network and translated by acTVism Munich, Alfredo-Maurice de Zayas provides an in-depth analysis on “Free Trade Agreements”. De Zayas is a leading expert in the field of human rights and international law, a peace activist and since 2012 the United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (also known as Special Rapporteur) appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The questions and more will be adressed in the following video:

  • What contradictions exist between international human rights and international trade law?
  • What aspects of the “Free Trade Agreements” are incompatible with democracy, rule of law and basic human rights? How can they be resolved?
  • Are Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms necessary? What dangers do they pose?

VIDEO: Analyis from Leading UN Human Rights Expert on Free Trade Agreements


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About Alfredo-Maurice de Zayas:

De zayas Alfredo-Maurice de Zayas is a leading expert in the field of human rights and international law, a retired high-ranking United Nations official, peace activist, and since 2012 the United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (also known as Special Rapporteur) appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.


 
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