Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date



Are labor rights human rights? Are some worker rights so fundamental that must be respected by all nations, and all corporations, under all circumstances? If so, who has the authority to define such rights, and how should they be enforced? What is the effect on the global economy of enforcing international worker rights? These are some of the questions confronted by the authors of Human Rights, Labor Rights, and International Trade, a compilation of essays by an international group of scholars, labor rights activists, and corporate executives addressing contemporary topics in the dialectic among labor, trade, and human rights.


International Trade Law | Labor and Employment Law | Law | Torts


Human Rights, Labor Rights, and International Trade edited by Lance A. Compa & Stephen F. Diamond, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996, pp. vi, 311, $39.95.