Should Core Labor Standards Be Imposed Through International Trade Policy

@inproceedings{Maskus1999ShouldCL,
  title={Should Core Labor Standards Be Imposed Through International Trade Policy},
  author={Keith E. Maskus},
  year={1999}
}
Numerous proposals have surfaced recently to incorporate a clause about labor standards in the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Such a clause would require each WTO member to recognize and enforce certain core labor standards: forbidding forced labor, discrimination, and the exploitation of child workers, and guaranteeing the rights of workers to associate freely and engage in collective bargaining with employers. Failure to provide core labor standards would subject a country to… CONTINUE READING

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