FRAME Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies


Work Package 9

a) Name

WP9: Development and Trade

b) Short description / objectives

The aims of WP9 are:
    • To assess how human rights are currently integrated into EU policies on development and trade and to what extent this is translated in concrete policy instruments and tools;
    • To analyse the various EU institutional structures responsible for developing and implementing human rights policies in development and trade and the challenges in creating a coherent and consistent framework for implementing human rights into EU action;
    • To examine methods to monitor the effectiveness of the integration of a human rights dimension within the policies on development and trade with an emphasis on effects of such policies on vulnerable groups in third states;
    • To study the contribution which the EU can make as part of its development and trade policies to counter the erosion of basic rights in lower income countries, in particular through EU initiatives to improve the international regulatory frameworks on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and trade negotiations and agreements.

c) Work Package Leader

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Leuven (KUL-GGS)