chapter  2
Seeking justice in global trade and economy
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The Doha Round of global trade talks were launched in November 2001 in Doha, Qatar, when the world was still recovering from the shock of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. At the time, there seemed to be a consensus that the global framework of international trade had to be reformed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In particular, developing nations and global civil society were demanding that the legal framework for international trade should benefi t all members of the international community, not merely the richest nations.