The George Washington International Law Review

The George Washington International Law Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, 2011

A Soft Law Mechanism for Corporate Responsibility: How the Updated Oecd Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Promote Business for the Future
I. INTRODUCTIONOver the past decade, international business and foreign direct investment have experienced far-reaching structural change.1 In response, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the update of its Guidelines...
Coherence in Shaping the Rules for International Business: Actors, Instruments, and Implementation
I. INTRODUCTIONIn a landmark book published in 1964, Wolfgang Friedmann defined key elements of the emerging law of international economic cooperation characterized by new rules, actors, and processes for legal change.1 His analysis of the needs for...
The Oecd and the G20: An Ever Closer Relationship?
ABSTRACTThis Article critically analyzes the recent developments in the relationship between the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD has been one of the world's key economic institutions since its establishment....
The Oecd at Fifty: Some Observations on the Evolving Nature of an International Organization
I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was created in December 1960 and the Convention establishing it came into force in September 1961, but the OECD was not created from scratch. The OECD is,...
THE OECD CONTRIBUTION TO THE EVOLUTION OF TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TRADE LAW[dagger]
My task in this symposium was to reflect on the extent to which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shapes the framework of public international law. My reflection starts with a puzzle from my own experience as a practitioner...
The Oecd in the G20: A Natural Partner in Global Governance
I. SUMMARYThe global financial, economic, and social crisis has been a catalyst for important underlying structural changes in the world economy and in the global governance architecture. Looking to address the crisis, the governance architecture that...
THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT'S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW[dagger]
When one thinks of international organizations and lawmaking, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) rarely merits a mention. It certainly pales in comparison to bodies in the U.N. system: the International Labor Organization,...