This book offers a stimulating introduction to the links between areas of global governance, human rights global economy and international law. By drawing on a range of diverse subject areas, Errol P. Mendes argues that the foundations of global governance, human rights and international law are undermined by a conflict or ‘tragic flaw’, where insistence on absolute conceptions of state sovereignty are pitted against universally accepted principles of justice and human rights resulting in destructive self-interest for both the state and the global community.
The book explores how human rights and international law are applied in some of the critical institutions of global governance and in the operations of the global private sector, and how States, institutions and global civil society struggle to fight this ‘tragic flaw’.
About the Author:
Errol P. Mendes is a lawyer, author and law professor and has been an advisor to governments, civil society groups, corporations and the United Nations in the areas of international law, human rights and global governance. He is the author and/or editor of eight books dealing with subjects as diverse as global governance, international human rights labour standards, terrorism, the international criminal court and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.