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WTA/ GATT 1994 (Uruguay Round); The Final Act and Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Uruguay Round (including GATT 1994). Marrakesh, 15 April 1994.
GATT 1994 (2001-2002 ed.) Cornell LII
LLRX - WTO/GATT Research By Jeanne Rehberg Law Library Resource Xchange
World Trade ILS Reference Guides Harvard University
Global Trade Negotiations Home Page Center for International Development at Harvard University (Albert Cho and Odette Yousef under the guidance of Prof. Dani Rodrik and Prof. Robert Lawrence)
Researching International Economic Law on the Internet Institute of International Economic Law Georgetown University Law Center
ASIL Guide to International Economic Law Jean M. Wenger for the American Society of International Law
Other Major Ministerial Declarations and Decision (Courtesy of Kazuo Chujo - source documents. Additional check not made.):
White House "US National Documents" gopher://cyfer.esusda.gov/11/ace/hot.topic.links/gatt Gopher version and WP5.1 and other text formats.
WTO Guides and Summaries What is the WTO? WTO on the WTO
OAS Summary Description of the Uruguay Round Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization ‹http://www.wtowatch.org/library/admin/uploadedfiles/General_Agreement_on_Tariffs_and_Trade_GATT_19.htm› GATT
WTO Panel Decisions Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Rowe & Maw UK
Book title: "The World Trading System : Law and Policy of International Economic Relations" by John H. Jackson
gopher://gopher.law.cornell.edu/00/foreign/fletcher/BH209.txt GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1947 as amended through 1966)
Seattle December 1999 spawned protest (on the streets and in cyberspace) from a wide variety of sources with differing and sometimes conflicting agenda, which included: environmentalists; developing countries; and trade unions.
Ruckus News | Globalize This! News Coverage WTO Protest News Coverage
What's wrong with the WTO? A guide to where the mines are buried by Peter Costantini ~ Seattle ~ November 2001
European Union Wikipedia entry
European Information Association 'Developing, co-ordinating and improving access to EU information'
EuroInternet Information Resources Related to European Integration on the Internet. Michael Nentwich
European Union Resources Berkeley
EU resources WWW Virtual Library
European Union Resource Guide EU in the US, Delegation of the European Commission, Washington, DC
EU Market Access Database Password required for access from outside the EU.
The first interdisciplinary, peer reviewed publication on the Web in the field of European Integration, at the Austrian branch of the European Communities Studies Association. Editor in Chief Michael Nentwich. Launched 10 April 1997.
Treaty on European Union July 1992, Maastricht Treaty unamended
NAFTA Wikipedia entry
NAFTA Resources at Berkeley
NataNet - Treaties, Free Trade Agreements, & International Agreements National Law Center for Inter American Free Trade
Multilateral Agreement on Investment Draft, Distributed January 13, 1997 cancelling and replacing the same document sent on OLIS 08-Jan-1997
Neo-Classical Economic Globalization is not a "fact of life"
"I am not a trade barrier"
"Equal Rights for PEOPLE" (No Superior rights for Corporations/Capital)"
The Multilateral Agreement on Investment Appleton & Associates
MAI:Potential Effects on State & Local Government Western Governors' Association
Multilateral Agreement on Investment Global Policy Forum
MAI Fact Sheet Friends of The Earth-US February 19, 1997 OECD on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment
Multilateral Agreement on Investment US State Department, Archive
Multilateral Agreement on Investment and article, by Anup Shah, 2000
See Private International Commercial Law including
International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Kyoto, 18 May 1973) | Amending Supplement No. 13 - January 1993 World Customs Organization (refind)
Braumiller & Rodriguez, L.L.C. a Customs and International Trade Law Firm
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See also: Organizations
African Union Wikipedia entry
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
ECOWAS Wikipedia entry
NEPAD Wikipedia entry
See African Union
Organisation for Harmonisation of African Business Law (Ohada) Treaty, 1993, Mauritius Francophone initiative, signed in Mauritius in 1993, entered into effect in July 1995 after the seventh ratification. Open to any member of the OAU (Organisation of African Unity).
"Article 3 of the Treaty has set up an organization in charge of its implementation, named 'Organisation for Harmonisation of African Business Laws, (OHADA) which comprises a Council of Ministers and a Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA). The Council of Minister is assisted by a Permanent Secretary to which is attached a Regional Institute of Magistrates installed in Porto-Novo (Benin). The seat of the CCJA is in Abidjan, and its President, Mamadou Ba from Senegal is already in office. Three "Uniform Acts" adopted in Cotonou (Benin) April 17, 1997, entered into force on January 1st, 1998, after their publication in the OHADA Official Gazette of November 1st, 1998, these are :
* the Uniform Act on General Business Law
* the Uniform Act on the Company Laws and Pooling of Economic Interest
* the Uniform Act on organization of securities
Three other Uniform Acts (on Bankruptcy law, Debt collection and Enforcement law, Accounting law) are being drafted and will probably be adopted on April 1st 1998."
A regional commercial arbitration court is to be established in Ivory Coast by the middle of 1999.
Also see NAFTA
Legal Information Institute Cornell University School of Law
Mercosur Red Acad?mica Uruguaya
MERCOSUR Wikipedia entry
See Nafta in the section on Free Trade
ASEAN Wikipedia entry
The Commonwealth of Nations Wikipedia entry
BAILII British and Irish Legal Information Institute (2000)
G7 - Group of 7 Wikipedia entry
G8 Information Center the University of Toronto Library and the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto
G8 - Goup of * Wikipedia entry
European Union Wikipedia entry
See Maastricht in the section on Free Trade
Council of Europe Wikipedia entry
OECD Wikipedia entry
See also: Organizations
United Nations Wikipedia entry
HC-PIL - locally maintained information
Unidroit - locally maintained information
UN World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa
Earth Summit (Sustainable Development) 2002 Stakeholders Site
Global Policy Forum "we monitor global policy making at the United Nations"
Eldis "gateway to development information"
FLORA "Fair Trade not Free Trade"
Eldis "Gateway to Development Information"
War on Want Campaign against World Poverty
Patenting Life Is Wrong, Some Say By Paul Elias The Associated Press, February 1, 2002
Who owns your DNA? Genetic research that can save lives is often stymied by biotech companies' greedy patent claims. by Arthur Allen, Salon.com March 7, 2000
MIT to Make Nearly all course material available free on the World Wide Web "unprecedented step challenges the privatization of knowledge" MIT News - April 4 2001
Eben Moglen Professor of Law & Legal History, Columbia Law School
Lawrence Lessig (Professor) Stanford Law School
See section on MAI