Nathanson Centre visiting postdoctoral fellow Rhonda Ferguson publishes new book

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Rhonda Ferguson, Nathanson Centre visiting postdoctoral fellow and Osgoode adjunct professor, has a new book out called The Right to Food and the World Trade Organization’s Rules on Agriculture: Conflicting, Compatible, or Complementary?

“The book explores the relationship between States’ obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the WTO’s agricultural trade rules,” Ferguson says. “It employs norm conflict theory to assess whether parties are able to fulfill their obligations under both regimes, simultaneously. The analysis is situated within the context of the discourse on the fragmentation and indeterminacy of international law.”

Prior to coming to Osgoode, Ferguson attended the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway where she obtained her PhD in 2017.