International Bar Association, Annual Conference

“Trade Relationships and Human Rights”, Panelist

October 10th, 2017 – Sydney, Australia

John Wilson joined a panel of experts in international employment law and international trade law for a roundtable discussion at the IBA Annual Conference. The issues discussed included: EU/US requirements for ILO standards and decent labour standards in FTAs; the treatment of labour standards in WTO preferential trading arrangements and other bilateral and multilateral trading arrangements; the relationship between trading agreements and domestic employment law systems; the developing extension of domestic law CSR principles to corporate activities in third countries; the dilemma of corrupt or ineffective legal systems.

Mr. Wilson and a fellow panellist from a top law firm in Germany, were joined by a well known academic from Australia. The panel was moderated by employment lawyers from the U.S.A. and Malaysia.