This chapter discusses the provisions in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on the protection of labour and environmental standards and human rights. It first outlines the obligations of the parties to protect labour and environmental standards, human rights and democratic principles. Next, it discusses certain means by which the economic obligations of the parties may be interpreted, either expressly or by implication, to reflect these values. Third, it analyses the rights of the parties, in the context of exceptions, to adopt measures to protect labour and environmental standards and human right obligations, and the extent to which CETA’s obligations might expand the ordinary jurisdictional scope of these rights.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Bartels: Human Rights, Labour Standards and Environmental Standards in CETA
Lorand Bartels (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted Human Rights, Labour Standards and Environmental Standards in CETA (in Mega-Regional Agreements: TTIP, CETA, TiSA. New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations, Erich Vranes et al. eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: