Coordinating performance of international trade and human rights standards


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Noon Seminar Series

When: Feb 28 2018 - 12:00pm until Feb 28 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125, East-West Center

Coordinating trade policy and human rights is a critical issue for the world today. Trade policy has direct significance for human rights in matters such as labour relations, environmental protection, health care, and housing - particularly in developing economies. Coordinating trade policy and human rights can help unify contending policy goals, institutional arrangements, and political constituencies associated with trade and human rights. Dr. Potter will examine these issues in light of the findings of the multinational and interdisciplinary Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project on integration of trade and human rights standards in China, Japan, Indonesia and India.  

Video of Pitman Potter's presentation on 2/28/18 at East-West Center:

Photo of Pitman Potter Dr. Pitman B. Potter is Professor of Law at UBC Law Faculty.  His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy on trade and human rights. In addition to his academic work, Potter has been deeply involved in policy advising and legal practice on China. Dr. Potter has served on the Boards of Directors of several public institutions, including the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada where he also served as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Potter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laurel Pikcunas
Phone: 808-944-7444