New publications from OECD, late April 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Is International Law International?

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In preparation for the LAD Speakers Series presentation on the 9th of May by author Anthea Roberts the Library would like to offer the following short bibliography of related reading material:

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2018-02-21 Book Review: Is International Law International? by Beatrice Walton

2018-02-09 Is International Law International? Continuing the Conversation by Anthea Roberts

2018-02-08 Mobility and Freedom in the International Legal Academia: A Comment on Anthea Roberts’ Is International Law International? byMarko Milanovic

2017-09-28 Is International Law International? Preface and Chapter 1: The Divisible College of International Lawyers

You can check the status of our copy of this book and, if necessary, request a hold here.

 

Marked Opening, Growth and Employment: New from OECD

OECD has announced the launch of a new study examining the latest trends in trade.  “Efforts to enhance trade integration have recently slowed down, or even reversed. This stagnation is problematic, as OECD’s most recent study demonstrates that trade liberalisation increases trade, GDP, private consumption, wages, and productivity for all members of a regional trade agreement. The more countries participate in an agreement, the larger the benefits.”

Looking at developed and developing countries, OECD’s report provides insight useful to policymakers regarding changes to domestic policies to mitigate negative effects from trade and ensure gains in economic development.

The full study is available to WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library, through a subscription to the OECD iLibrary: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/18166873

Library acquisitions — March 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from March 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through 30 April 2018, explore HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated!

Part of HeinOnline’s product suite, this resource includes the current constitution for every country in its original format along with an English translation, as well as constitutional histories, constitutional periodicals, and other related works including the World Factbook.

For more information on HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated and to take advantage of this trial, visit their website: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.

Trial access requires login using the following credentials:

username: UNSEIAC

password: UNations

If unable to access this resource or in case of questions, please email us at web.librarian.

Through 2 May 2018, Safari Online Learning Platform is available for trial! In addition to unlimited access to more than 50,000 technical and business publications, the learning platform also includes online courses, case studies, and interactive tutorials.

For participation in this trial, registration is required, after which a confirmation email will be sent to confirm registration and provide login details and further information.

For more information on Safari Online Learning Platform and to register for this trial, visit the resource website: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/self-registration/unseiac/

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have a chance to test out Oxford Economics during March? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
20 años del Acuerdo sobre Tecnología de la Información : impulsando el comercio, la innovación y la conectividad digital / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927160

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/t6D3Gi

20 ans de l’Accord sur les technologies de l’information : accoître le commerce, l’innovation et la connectivité numérique / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927162

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/QCj23Y

Las aduanas y el comercio internacional / Miguel Cabello Pérez, José Miguel Cabello González.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927116

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/RsjQaK

Assessment of state-trading enterprises treatment under the WTO agreement : special consideration on trade in energy / Pamela Ugaz ; [supervised by] Gabrielle Marceau.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927100

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
Comercio y normas alimentarias / Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura y Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927158

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/Dy6Vnv

Le commerce et les normes alimentaires / Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture et Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927156

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/pktmuP

Controversias en la Organización Mundial del Comercio : protagonismo y estrategias de los países en desarrollo / [edited by] Luciano M. Donadio Linares.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927136

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/U6HngR

Emerging markets : the Pacific Alliance : perspectives and opportunities for Latin America / [edited by] Mario Torres Jarrín, Jonathan Violante Pica.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927164

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: https://goo.gl/WMWccP

Environmental process and production methods (PPMs) in WTO law / David Sifonios.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927104

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/G8wcjT

Handbook of international food and agricultural policies / [series edited by] Tim Josling.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927087

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/q3H7UJ

El malestar en la globalización / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducción de Carlos Rodríguez Braun.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927108

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
The trade policy of the European Union / Sieglinde Gstöhl and Dirk De Bièvre.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927102

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/XHKVTs

 

New statistical publications from OECD, early-April 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

New publications from OECD, early-April 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Between ‘Member-Driven’ WTO Governance and ‘Constitutional Justice’: Judicial Dilemmas in GATT/WTO Dispu te Settlement by Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

The power-oriented General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)/World Trade Organization (WTO) traditions of ‘member-driven governance’ risk undermining the dispute settlement system of the WTO and its judicial administration of justice. US President Trump, the ‘Brexit’, and non-democratic rulers challenge multilateral treaties and judicial systems by ‘populist protectionism’ prioritizing ‘bilateral deals’. This contribution uses the example of the US blockage of the WTO Appellate Body system for illustrating the ‘republican argument’ why public goods (PGs, res publica) cannot be legitimately protected without judicial remedies, rule of law and democratic governance. Adversely affected governments, citizens, and courts of justice must hold power politics more accountable and publicly challenge illegal WTO practices so as to protect transnational ‘aggregate PGs’ (like the WTO trading and legal system) for the benefit of citizens. WTO members should use their power of majority voting for authoritative interpretations of WTO law supporting ‘judicial administration of justice’ in multilevel governance of the world trading system. Multilevel judicial control of trade regulation legitimizes ‘member-driven governance’ by protecting rule of law as approved by parliaments when they authorized ratification of the WTO Agreement and its legal implementation for the benefit of citizens, their equal rights and social welfare.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy004

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