Crafting a Robust CFTA: The Human Rights Contribution

September 20, 2017

Can African countries simultaneously foster trade liberalisation, economic growth, and human rights in the context of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)? A recent study argues that they can, and that it would make economic and political sense for them to do so.

 

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Topics: REGIONAL INTEGRATION REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (RTAS)

Agreements: CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (CFTA)

Regions: AFRICA

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

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