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» Canberra stands firm against investor-state dispute settlement
Online Publication Date:12 March 2012
AAP reports on the opposition of the federal government in Canberra to proposals by business for the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
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» Economists Call for Capital Controls in US-led Trade Pact
Online Publication Date:01 March 2012
Prominent economists urge TPP negotiators to safeguard use of capital controls as a policy tool to prevent financial crises.
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» Will Chevron Case Take Down Trade Pact ‘Investor-State’ Enforcement System?
Online Publication Date:23 February 2012
The Washington DC-based Public Citizen discloses the International Investor Tribunal's ruling that effectively directs the Ecuadorian government to intervene in its judicial system in favour of Chevron.
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» United Nations: Human rights impact of trade and investment pacts
Online Publication Date:21 February 2012
Seven guiding principles on human rights impact assessments of trade and investment agreements have been put forward by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food in a report to the UN Human Rights Council.

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» Global Civil Society Rises Up Over FTAs
Online Publication Date:17 February 2012
Groups around the world have upped the ante to protect and promote access to medicine, even as the EU-India FTA is being negotiated between the two governments.
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» MTUC concerns over FTAs deepen
Online Publication Date:14 February 2012
Malaysian Trades Union Congress president Khalid Atan says the time has come for the 800,000-strong workers’ movement to mobilise against the free trade agreements that the government is negotiating.
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» Malaysia's Human Rights Commission Mulling Investigation into Human Rights Impact of FTAs
Online Publication Date:09 February 2012
This follows a meeting with a number of civil society organisations that had voiced their concerns over the trade talks and their potential impacts on workers’ rights and the right to health.
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» EU-India FTA Could Spell Disaster
Online Publication Date:20 December 2011
A FTA currently being negotiated between the European Union and India could have far-reaching negative consequences, said NGOs.
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