Stanford Law & Policy Review

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer

Extraterritoriality by Other Means: How Labor Law Sneaks across Borders, Conquers Minds, and Controls Workplaces Abroad
INTRODUCTION Labor lawyers generally believe that each country's labor law, for better or worse, expresses its fundamental values and reflects its historic experience; that states can neither import nor export labor law because of the unique characteristics...
Labor Law beyond U.S. Borders: Does What Happens outside of America Stay outside of America?
INTRODUCTION This Article examines issues of extraterritoriality that have arisen in American labor law, resistance to such legal extension in Canada and Great Britain, and the law of the nation-state inside of the United States and its potential...
The Evolution of Labor Provisions in U.S. Free Trade Agreements: Lessons Learned and Remaining Questions Examining the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
INTRODUCTION The United States negotiates free trade agreements with other countries that must be approved by Congress before the U.S. can be an official party to the agreement. The debate surrounding the labor chapter of the Dominican Republic-Central...
The ILO and the Impact of Labor Standards: Working on the Ground after an ILO Commission of Inquiry
INTRODUCTION The question of the impact of human rights standards is always difficult. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has some specific tools, and often different possibilities than do other parts of the international system, for increasing...
The ILO's Better Factories Cambodia Program: A Viable Blueprint for Promoting International Labor Rights?
INTRODUCTION The International Labour Organization's (1) (ILO's) innovative program, Better Factories Cambodia ("Better Factories"), represents one of the more important attempts made by the international community to promote labor rights in a developing...
The WTO Distraction
INTRODUCTION "All the hullabaloo about labor and environmental standards is just academic." (1) The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been the locus of the most academic analysis and the most controversy in the debate over labor standards and...
Tribute to Professor Brian Bercusson
This issue of the Stanford Law & Policy Review--devoted to some of the papers delivered at the Second International Standards Conference at Stanford Law School on August 14 and 15, 2009--is dedicated to the memory of Professor Brian Bercusson of...