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11 September 2018

Vietnam denies entry to rights advocates invited to the World Economic Forum

Author: Channel News Asia

Vietnam has denied entry to two prominent rights campaigners invited to attend this week's World Economic Forum in Hanoi, as the one-party communist state continues its hard line on critics of its dismal rights record....

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9 September 2018

Commentary: Group opposes Thailand joining trade agreement that is adverse to women & subsistence farmers

Author: Suluck Lamubol, Asia Times

"Women's group opposes Thailand joining CPTPP", 5 September 2018...

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30 July 2018

Alliance plans on transitioning worker helpline to independent initiative, increasing access to millions more workers in Bangladesh

Author: The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance)

"Alliance to Transition Landmark Amader Kotha Worker Helpline to Independent Initiative, Expanding Access to Millions More Workers", 22 July 2018...

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24 July 2018

EU: Parliament adopts resolution on rights of indigenous peoples; incl. recommendations on extraterritorial responsibility of European co's

Author: Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization

"European Parliament Adopts Far-Reaching Resolution on the Rights of Indigenous People Worldwide", 23 July 2018...

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18 July 2018

President Obama's speech for Mandela's centenary highlights links of geopolitical context to business & human rights

President Obama draws from Mandela’s life and work in speech that urges, among others, to “fight harder to reduce inequality and promote lasting economic opportunity for all”...

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16 July 2018

Dutch regulator finds fuel sector does not adequately report on toxicity levels in fuels bound for West Africa

A report presented to the Dutch governement on 9 July 2018 by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) of the Netherlands found that producers of blend stocks and traders who blend gasoline and diesel for West Africa or heavy fuel oil for...

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5 July 2018

Article discusses if consumer concerns can justify trade restrictions to prevent co's importing good made from child labour

Author: Aleydis Nissen, Utrecht Law Review

"Can WTO Member States Rely on Citizen Concerns to Prevent Corporations from Importing Goods Made from Child Labour?", 15 June 2018...

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3 July 2018

Australia: WTO rules in favour of Australia's plain packaging laws for cigarettes

Author: BBC News

"WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets", 29 June 2018...

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30 May 2018
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Author: Juan Lucci, IISCAL

"China- América Latina" - Marzo 2018...

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16 May 2018

Commentary: Investor-to-state dispute settlement procedure needs a substantive overhaul

Author: Bart-Jaap Verbeek, SOMO

Between 23 and 27 April 2018, members of Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) came together in New York to discuss a possible reform of the investor-to-state dispute settlement procedure (ISDS). At...

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