Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Van Calster & Prévost: Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO

Geert Van Calster (KU Leuven - Law) & Denise Prévost (Maastricht Univ. - Law) have published Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This Handbook provides state-of-the-art analysis by leading authors on the links between the international trade regime and health and environment concerns – concerns that make up an increasing proportion of WTO dispute settlement. Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO surveys fields as diverse as climate change mitigation, non-communicable diseases, nanotechnology and public health care. The volume brings to the fore the debates and complexities surrounding these issues and their implications for the international trading system. The Handbook begins in Part I with a survey of general issues that sets a context for the more specific sectorial studies. Part II considers the most pressing issues within health regulation and trade law, whilst Part III is devoted to environmental regulation and its interface with trade law. Part IV looks specifically at aspects of the dispute settlement process and in particular standard of review, and the book concludes in Part V with a consideration of the impact of trade measures on the health and environment regimes of emerging economies.