Friday , 18 October 2019

Tag Archives: economic

The Indonesia-Australia CEPA : Repeated Debates, New Issues and Open Questions

Last month, Australia and Indonesia signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (‘IA-CEPA’), containing in Chapter 14 provisions related to the protection of foreign investments. Negotiations of an IA-CEPA were initially announced in 2010, and formally began in September 2012. The negotiations were thereafter suspended, but relaunched in March 2016. Signature and ratification of the treaty have subsequently been waylaid on a number of occasions due …

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Access to Medicine Issues In The People’s Forum Brussels

Indonesian and European Civil Society Groups held the People’s Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on 9-13 July 2018 in order to respond and intervene in the ongoing 5th INDONESIAN-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations. Some Indonesian civil society organizations present in the People’s Forum are Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA), Confederation of Indonesian People’s …

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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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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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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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