Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann *
"Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, Article 28
* Professor of international and European law at the European University Institute and its Robert Schuman Center at Florence. Former professor at the Universities of St. Gallen, Fribourg, Lausanne, Geneva and its Graduate Institute of International Studies, as well as legal adviser in the German Ministry of Economic Affairs, GATT and the WTO. Chairman of the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association. A first version of this paper was submitted for the "day of general discussion" hosted by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on 7 May 2001 at the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
© Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann 2001