Trade has been a contentious topic between the developing and the developed world since before the
inception of GATT and the WTO. International Economic Law, through the WTO, aims to reduce
disagreement and increase fair trade. International financial institutions like the World Bank Group, the
International Monetary Fund, and others, interact with developing countries through a variety of rules.
Articles and Papers
» Soft Law, Hard Compliance - The impact of international law on Somalia's informal banks
A paper examining the impact of the rules of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on the informal money
dealers of Somalia. The informal money business is the backbone of Somalia, a country that has been called an
'Economy without State'.
» The Impact of TRIPS on Access to Medicines and the Right to Health of Children
An analysis of the effect of rules under the TRIPS agreement on access to medicine, in particular on the availability
of drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
» Economic Reform in Jordan
A paper on two prominent interrelated areas of economic reform in Jordan, namely
" reforms as dictated by international financial institutions and the creation of Qualified Industrial Zones
» The Bretton Woods Project
The Bretton Woods Project works as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog
to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
» Oxfam Trade Campaign
Make Trade Fair is a campaign by Oxfam International and its 13 affiliates, calling on governments, institutions, and multinational companies to change the rules so that trade can become part of the solution to poverty, not part of the problem.