n African Human Rights Law Journal - A human rights approach to World Trade Organization trade policy : another medium for the promotion of human rights in Africa

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



In this article, the author examines the human rights approach to trade policy within the framework of the World Trade Organization. In this regard, the author outlines the rationale and the basis for the assertion that the World Trade Organization should embrace the human rights approach. The author argues that such an approach to trade policy can play a vital role in the promotion of a human rights culture in Africa. African countries seem to be increasingly embracing a human rights approach to trade and are also party to bilateral trade arrangements, which emphasises the need for a good relationship between international trade and human rights.

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