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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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9 September 2013

How Cigarette Companies Use Free Trade Deals To Sell To Women And Kids

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz

[G]lobal tobacco companies have increasingly turned to developing markets to expand their business...Tobacco companies...want to make sure they can protect and expand their businesses in those markets, especially among women...Public health and...

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28 August 2013
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos

No dia 29/08 o Senado [brasileiro] submeteu à sabatina o embaixador Marcos Bezerra Abbott, indicado para representar o Brasil na OMC (Organização Mundial do Comércio)... na Suíça. No processo, senadores fazem perguntas ao indicado antes de aprová-lo ou...

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18 July 2013

Health ministry embarks on campaign against tobacco farming [Uganda]

Author: Pascal Kwesiga, New Vision (Uganda)

The Ministry of health has engaged the civil society and local leaders to drive the campaign against tobacco farming. A principal medical officer in charge of mental health, control of substance abuse and management of neurological disorders, Dr....

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14 June 2013

Big pharma problem for HIV/AIDS [Uganda]

Author: Henry Zakumumpa, in The Independent (Uganda)

The lives of thousands of Ugandans enrolled on HIV treatment hang in the balance after an application by poor countries to extend the deadline for manufacture of generic AIDS drugs was rejected by the World Trade Organization (WTO)...Over 90% of HIV...

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13 June 2013

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Promoting Medicines Access

Author: Intellectual Property Watch

The United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution urging governments to encourage technology development and transfer and to apply intellectual property rights measures in ways that avoid creating barriers to trade in “affordable, safe...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] A History of Neglect. UK Export Finance and Human rights

Author: Amnesty International UK

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited UK Export Finance (UKEF) to respond. UKEF's response is provided below] [The] eagerness [of UKEF] to help secure new overseas contracts for British companies often comes at the expense of human...

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