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International Law and Freshwater

International Law and Freshwater

The Multiple Challenges

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb and Mara Tignino

International Law and Freshwater connects recent legal developments through the breadth and synergies of a multidisciplinary analysis. It addresses such critical issues as water security, the right to water, international cooperation and dispute resolution, State succession to transboundary watercourse treaties, and facets of international economic law, including trade in ‘virtual water’ and the impacts of ‘land grabs’.

Chapter 14: WTO and trade in natural resources

Valerie Hughes and Gabrielle Marceau

Subjects: environment, environmental law, water, law - academic, environmental law, public international law, water law


The nexus between natural resources and WTO rules is not easy to define; indeed, it is the subject of considerable debate. In 2010, the WTO made “trade in natural resources” the exclusive focus of its World Trade Report and set out to examine the contemporary characteristics of natural resources trade, policy opportunities and challenges faced by WTO Members in this regard and, finally, the way in which natural resources fit within the disciplines of the WTO Agreement.

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