Development

, Volume 57, Issue 3–4, pp 423–432 | Cite as

Unfair Trade? Preferential Trade Agreements, Human Rights and Inequalities

  • Tessa Khan
Thematic Section

Abstract

This article examines the implications for social inclusion, equality and the fulfillment of human rights of the recent proliferation of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). It considers the impact that PTAs have had on small and medium-sized enterprises, smallholder farmers and women. It also considers the limits on domestic policy space mandated by PTAs, and the implications this has for the ability of governments’ to regulate in the public interest.

Keywords

free trade agreements human rights gender equality investor-state dispute settlement intellectual property World Trade Organization 

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