Tuesday , 17 July 2018


5th round of CEPA negotiations: civil society calls attention to human rights and environmental concerns

This week, SOMO joined a group of European and Indonesian civil society organisations (including trade unions) in Brussels on the occasion of the 5th round of negotiations for an Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (IEU CEPA). The purpose was to call attention to the potential negative impact this free trade and investment agreement can have on human rights and the environment. …

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Letter EU Commission on TRIPS Plus

To: Ms Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner, Trade, European Commission CC: Director-General of Trade, Jean-Luc Demarty Deputy Director General, Maria Helena Konig Deputy Director General,Sandra Gallina   Dear Commissioner Malmström, Indonesia for Global Justice and Indonesia AIDS Coalition are non-governments organization which has concerns on access to medicines. We are writing to express our position on the negotiations Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement …

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Civil Society Statement on the EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

I. Introduction This statement has  been  developed jointly  by Indonesian and European  civil society organisations. We believe that an EU-Indonesia  Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agree- ment (CEPA) must first of all be approached as a means to serve  the  public  interest.  It should  ensure that trade  and investments contribute to  equitable and sustainable de- velopment, the  preconditions for which  include  a …

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Access to Medicines Discussion in Asia-Europe People’s Forum

The Asia-Europe People’s Forum on Trade Justice & Corporate Accountability Thematic Circle held on 18 to 23 February 2018 in Jakarta and Solo. This agenda was in coinciding with the 4th EU-Indonesia CEPA negotiation in Indonesia at 19-23 February 2018, in Solo, Central Java. AEPF week of actions in Jakarta held on 18-23 February 2018 has become the important process …

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IGJ’s View: Condition of the Right to Food in Indonesia

On April 9-18, 2018 Hilal Elver, as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, visited Indonesia to see the conditions of the right to food in Indonesia. In his mission to visit Indonesia, Hilal Elver intends to hear and see firsthand food policy in Indonesia from relevant stakeholders (Government, National Commission on Human Rights, and Civil Society Organizations). 1 It …

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Revival of EU-ASEAN trade a wrong move—EU-ASEAN Campaign Network

The EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network, a regional campaign network called the revival of trade negotiations between the European Union and the ASEAN, a “wrong move” that could further exacerbate inequality and erosion of peoples rights in the region. Reacting to news reports that quoted Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, announcing “exploratory discussions” of an ASEAN-EU working group, EU-ASEAN Network issued the …

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