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25 Brook. J. Int'l L. 125 (1999)
Does Globalization Advance Human Rights

handle is hein.journals/bjil25 and id is 133 raw text is: DOES GLOBALIZATION ADVANCE
Jeffrey L. Dunoff
Louis Henkin famously proclaimed that ours is the Age of
Rights.' But it is certainly also the Age of Globalization. Sur-
prisingly, the relationships between these two phenomena
have received little scholarly attention. This Symposium offers
a superb opportunity to initiate an overdue examination of
these issues.
In this short essay, I will address many of the issues my
co-panelists raised from a slightly different perspective. In
particular, I will develop three different arguments. First, I
will show why the two dominant stories about globalization
and rights--one in which they are mutually supportive and
one in which they are deeply antagonistic-are misleading.
Second, I will present a more nuanced, and more ambiguous,
story about the relationship between globalization and rights.
And finally, I will outline the challenge ahead and identify
strategies for ensuring that globalization is more friend than
foe to human rights. While I cannot fully develop any of these
arguments in this brief commentary, I hope to contribute to a
richer debate over the relationship between globalization and
enhanced human rights.
t Copyright © 1999 by Jeffrey L. Dunoff.
* Associate Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law; Visiting
Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School,
Princeton University. This is a slightly edited version of remarks delivered at a
Symposium on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 50 and the Chal-
lenge of Global Markets at Brooklyn Law School on November 5, 1998. Many
thanks to Jane Baron, Theresa Glennon, Laura Little and Henry Richardson, who
provided helpful comments on earlier drafts. I am also grateful to Spencer Weber
Waller and Samuel Murumba for inviting me to participate in this Symposium.
Work on this paper was supported by a summer research grant from the Temple
University School of Law.

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