World Trade Organisation Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Monash University Prato Centre - Italy

21 - 22 June 2007

Castan Centre Director, Professor Sarah Joseph, recently co-hosted a colloquium of world experts at the Monash premises in Prato, Italy on the topic of the World Trade Organisation and Human Rights.

The colloquium, held on 21 and 22 June of this year, was part of an ARC Discovery Grant awarded to Professor Joseph, Monash Professor Jeff Waincymer and Professor David Kinley of the University of Sydney.  Professor Kinley was also the Castan Centre's foundation Director.

The 26 participants comprised international legal scholars, representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the WTO, as well as interdisciplinary scholars from the fields of economics, philosophy and political science.

The participants engaged in two days of discussion, with invaluable insights arising from the interdisciplinary nature of the gathering. 

The papers will be collated into a book to be edited by Professors Joseph, Waincymer and Kinley, and will be published by Edward Elgar in 2008.