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Media Release Indonesian Civil Society Group 23rd ASEAN RCEP Negotiation, Bangkok, 2018

RCEP Only Commence Corporation and Investor Agenda Not Peoples Economic Prosperity Agenda Bangkok, 23 July 2018 – Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice is the coalition of Indonesian Civil society (CSOs) who give attention to the 23rd RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) in Bangkok, Thailand. Some of the CSOs representatives go to Bangkok, Thailand are, Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), …

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PRESS RELEASE : Secret RCEP Trade Deal Fails International Standart of Transparency

  July 20, 2018. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Bangkok, Thailand this week. The mega regional trade deal involving sixteen nations from Asia-Pacific will impact the lives of over three billion people, yet a new study reveals how the deal fails international standards of transparency and public engagement. Experts measured the RCEP negotiations against criteria …

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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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Press Release: Asia Europe People’s Forum Thematic Circle Civil Society

  Asia Europe People’s Forum Thematic Circle Civil Society Deeply Concerned Over Indonesia-EU Trade Agreement Jakarta, 19 February 2018. Indonesian and European Civil Society Groups raised serious concerns  that the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Indonesia and the European Union could hinderequitable and sustainable development. This views were presented at a press conference held shortly before the opening …

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

Introduction This statement has been developed jointly by Indonesian and European civil society organisations. We believe that an EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (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 development, the preconditions for which include a healthy environment, a …

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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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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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Press Release – Coalition for Economic Justice Responding World Food Day October 16th 2016

Press Release – Coalition for Economic Justice Responding World Food Day October 16th 2016  ASEAN-RCEP preparatory talks in Tianjin, China 17th – 21st October 2016. “Government Must Be Serious in Protecting Farmers from FTA Threats”   Jakarta, October 16th 2016 – Coinciding with World Food Day, Coalition for Economic Justice urged the government to seriously protect farmers from the threat of …

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World Food Day: Civil Society Rejects RCEP, Seed Sovereignty of Farmers is threatened

World Food Day: Civil Society Rejects RCEP, Seed Sovereignty of Farmers is threatened  Jakarta October 16th 2016. Coinciding with the commemoration of World Food Day, which falls on Sunday (10/16/16), the Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice carry out various series of actions to criticize the policies of Indonesian international economic diplomacy, particularly related to the ASEAN-RCEP negotiations that will take …

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