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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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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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“Civil Society Sues on International Agreements Law to Constitutional Court”

“Towards the IEU CEPA negotiation, Civil Society Sues on International Agreements Law to Constitutional Court” JAKARTA, February 14, 2018. Towards of the Indonesia European Comprehenshive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU CEPA) negotiations on 19-23 February 2018 in Solo, Central Java, nine of Indonesia civil society organizations and 5 salt farmers who are members of the Advocacy Team for Economic Justice filed …

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RCEP Trade Round: Singapore Host Privileges Business Over People’s Rights

3 May 2018, Singapore: Trade officials from 16 countries that are negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are meeting in Singapore this week to advance this ambitious mega-Free Trade Agreement (FTA), however civil society has been shut out. Civil society has worked hard to gain access and a voice in previous rounds, although not nearly enough. At the negotiating …

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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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Update of the 11th KTM Conference of WTO, RCEP and IEU CEPA

JAKARTA, January 19, 2018 – Coalition of Civil Society for Economic Justice (MKE) conducted an audience with the Director General of International Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia (Mr. Iman Pambagiyo). In this hearing the Coalition of MKE intends to request the development of information on three issues: First, the development of the 11th WTO KTM negotiations …

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Cantons want palm oil off the table in Indonesia and Malaysia free trade talks

The parliament of canton Geneva has voted for a resolution to exclude palm oil and its derivatives from free trade negotiations with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other Swiss cantons have launched similar measures. Exercising its right of cantonal initiative, Geneva canton’s parliamentarians voted unanimously for a resolution to this effect. Around sixty deputies have signed the text. Christina Meissner, an …

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E-Commerce Liberalization in RCEP Must Consider Small Enterpreneurs

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Govt asked to ignore Freeport`s lawsuit threat

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Institute for Global Justice has asked the government to consistently apply the state regulation number 4 of 2009 and ignore Freeports threat to bring its legal dispute with the government to the International Court of Arbitration. “The legal measure planned by Freeport against the Indonesian government is an outdated step, used to improve its …

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