Publisher: Transnational Publishers
H/B. Pages xx + 218
This book advocates the role of justice in international economic relations and international trade law. In particular, it deals with one of the most fundamental issues in international trade relations, namely, trade and inequality. The distinctive feature of this book is its approach. Instead of focusing directly on States obligations to do justice, the author draws his thesis from moral obligations of individuals towards other individuals according to liberalism, a notion, of course, which is a political and moral theory prevalent in most developed States. Approaching the role of justice in this way, the author argues, could overcome many objections to the international application of justice theory. In short, the book seeks to establish that theories of justice, with particular emphasis on Rawls��™ justice as fairness theory, are applicable as a normative criterion for international trade law and calls for the re-examination of existing international economic order in the light of the normative requirements of justice as propounded by him.
 Apart from those objections discussed in Introduction and the first three chapter of the book, see also J. Tasioulas, ‘International Law and the Limits of Fairness��™ (2002) 13 European Journal of International Law 993 discussing an ‘ethnocentric��™ problem of� Thomas Franck��™s Fairness in International Law and Institutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995) which include international justice.
 For other works on the role of justice in international discourse, see, for example, T. Franck (note 1),and T. Franck, ‘Is Justice Relevant to the International Legal System?��™, (1989) 64 Notre Dam Law Review 945; Franck and Hawkins, ‘Rawls��™ Theory of Justice in International Context��™, (1989) 10