Professor Axel Marx, of the University of Leuven, will be visiting the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in a collaborative event with the Lund University School of Economics and Management on September 27th.
This lecture will be commented by Jörgen Hettne, Director of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University and Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, who will also share his knowledge and insights. While, Radu Mares, RWI’s Associate Professor and Team leader of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights, will be moderating.
International trade liberalization is increasing the pressure on states to pursuit competitive advantage, causing the protection of human rights to be overlooked. In response, the EU is attempting to promote human rights, the rule of law and democracy by integrating human rights provisions in its unilateral (GSP) and bilateral (trade agreements) trade policies.
In this lecture, Professor Marx will be introducing the EU’s approach towards integrating human rights provisions to trade policy. He will also assess whether the current approach is working and reflect on possible changes to be made to the current approach.
About the Axel Marx:
Axel Marx is deputy-director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven.
His research has many focuses including: global governance, sustainability standards, non-state market regulation, human rights, trade governance, research methodology, comparative case methods and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).
He is often employed as an expert to policy-makers, enabling him to contribute to reports and assignments for many important organisations including the ILO, European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of the Regions, Belgian Federal Government, Belgian Flemish Government, German Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Commentator: Jörgen Hettne, Director of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University and Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies
Moderator: Radu Mares, Associate Professor and Team leader of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Location: Pufendorf Lecture Hall, Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3C, 222 22 Lund
Time: 16:15 – 18:15
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