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12 May 2014

Report says trade mispricing robbing African countries billions that could be used for education, health & other vital social services

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28 April 2014

Transnational Conversations: Globalizing Forces in Legal Education, Trade, and Human Rights [UK]

Author: Boston College Law

Event date: May 8, 2014...Location:...King's College, London...A symposium celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the London Program. Featuring a keynote address by Hon. James Bacchus, Former Chair, WTO Appellate Body, and Chair, Global Practice,...

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20 February 2014

The fourth WTO Ministerial Conference

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20 February 2014
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20 February 2014

Linking Trade and Worker Rights

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20 February 2014

Sustainable Trade Program

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5 February 2014

Why agricultural investment ‘principles’ must be buried

Author: Rahul Goswami, in Pambazuka

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will in 2014...advocate principles concerning what are called ‘responsible agricultural investments’. The...principles...are expected to promote investments in agriculture that...

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31 January 2014

International law and ecological debt

Author: Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Jordi Jaria i Manzano (CEDAT-Universitat Rovira i Virgili), EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade)

Under the paradigm of sustainable development, contemporary international law has not been able to shape an effective, nor an equitable, answer to the global ecological crisis...[C]orrection will require a profound reconceptualisation of global...

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13 December 2013

Tobacco Firms’ Strategy Limits Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

Author: Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times

Tobacco companies are pushing back against a worldwide rise in antismoking laws...[by] warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Global Framework Agreements in a Union-Hostile Environment: The Case of the USA

Author: Michael Fichter (Global Labour University of Germany) & Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State University), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Global Union Federations have made significant progress in advancing Global Framework Agreements that create arenas for labor relations based on the Core Labor Standards of the...ILO. These Agreements...are a means of setting minimum standards and...

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