International trade law and culture is it "culture" by the way? the case of international trade law and Islamic law

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Abstract

The article looks at the interaction between international trade law and culture using the Islamic culture example. There is confusion on to what extent a WTO Member can use cultural reasons to justify violating its international trade law commitments particularly those relate to non-discrimination. This article highlights the basic concepts of both international trade law and Islamic culture in Part I and Part II, and then examines the interaction between them in Part III. It concludes that a unanimous understanding of culture vis-à-vis international trade commitments is important to maintain an orderly multilateral trading system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-506
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Islamic law
  • World trade organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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