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Trade Liberalisation, Health Protection, and the Burden of Proof in WTO Law


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Title: Trade Liberalisation, Health Protection, and the Burden of Proof in WTO Law
Authors: Åhman, Joachim
E-mail: joachim.ahman@law.gu.se
Issue Date: 25-May-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. School of Business, Economics and Law.
Institution: Department of Law ; Juridiska institutionen
Date of Defence: 2011-06-17
Disputation: Fredagen den 17 juni 2011, kl. 10.00, SEB-salen, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, Vasagatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Laws
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Juridiska institutionens skriftserie
008
Keywords: burden of proof
trade liberalisation
health protection
WTO
SPS Agreement
GATT 1994
scientific evidence
risk
Abstract: When a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopts a measure which it considers is necessary to protect against a health risk, but which constitutes a barrier to international trade in goods, there is a conflict of interests. If the measure is removed, the health protection interest is affected negatively. If the measure is kept in place, the trade liberalisation interest is affected negatively. Both interests are considered important within the WTO regulatory framework, and must therefo... more
ISBN: 978-91-978328-4-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25481
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Juridiska institutionen
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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