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Update on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement – NGO briefing

Update on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement – NGO briefing Dr Belinda Townsend, Dr Patricia Ranald and Dr Deborah Gleeson The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is currently under negotiation between ASEAN member states plus the six countries that have existing trade agreements with ASEAN; Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the …

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Opposition mounts against regional trade pact threatening human rights

Opposition mounts against regional trade pact threatening human rights Less well known than the notorious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is engendering growing opposition because of its similar oppressive provisions. by Chee Yoke Heong A little-known regional trade pact currently under negotiation has begun to garner attention, especially among civil society campaigners, after leaked documents showed …

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Panel established in dispute between Indonesia and EU over biodiesel

The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), on 31 August, established a panel to examine the complaint brought by Indonesia against the European Union over anti-dumping measures on biodiesel from Indonesia. Another three requests for a panel were initially rejected by the respondents Panel established DS480: European Union — Anti-Dumping Measures on Biodiesel from Indonesia Indonesia reiterated its concerns expressed at the …

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Government mulling strong model BIT to revise investment pacts

Government mulling strong model BIT to revise investment pacts NEW DELHI: The government will soon come with a comprehensive model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which will form basis for fixing shortcomings in existing pacts and negotiations with different countries. Government had decided to come out with a new framework after several multinational firms invoked bilateral investment protection agreements. The model …

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JK Kasih MK Kerja Tambahan, Suruh Adili Kasus HAM

Mahkamah Konstitusi (MK) menggelar sidang terakhir gugatan pilpres 2014 dengan agenda mendengarkan keterangan ahli dari pihak pemohon pasangan Prabowo-Hatta, termohon KPU, dan terkait pasangan Jokowi-JK, di gedung MK, Jakarta Pusat, Jumat (15/8/2014). JAKARTA – Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla mengusulkan agar Mahkamah Konstitusi (MK) memiliki kewenangan menangani perkara pengaduan konstitusional yang mencakup perkara pelanggaran hak asasi manusia (HAM). Hal itu disampaikan …

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Atasi Harga Daging, Pemerintah Harus Berpegang Perpres Ini

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) menilai persoalan lonjakan harga daging sapi harus mampu mendorong akselerasi Perpres Nomor 71 Tahun 2015 tentang Penetapan dan Penyimpanan Barang Kebutuhan Pokok dan Barang Penting dalam menjawab masalah lonjakan harga pangan. Hal ini karena solusi stabilisasi harga harus sudah mulai menyentuh pada persoalan mendasarnya ketimbang solusi jangka pendek seperti operasi pasar dan membuka …

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Ekonomi Indonesia tumbuh 4,67% kuartal II

JAKARTA. Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) mencatat pertumbuhan ekonomi triwulan II-2015 mencapai 4,67% secara tahunan. Sebelumnya pertumbuhan ekonomi triwulan I tercatat 4,7%. Kepala BPS Suryamin mengatakan pertumbuhan ekonomi triwulan II 2015 tumbuh 4,67% secara tahunan bila dibanding triwulan II-2014 dan tumbuh 3,78% bila dbanding terhadap triwulan I-2015. “Secara kumulatif, pertumbuhan ekonomi Indonesia semester pertama 2015 bila dibanding dengan semester pertama 2014 …

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Izin Berlayar Ponton Batubara Grup Bayan yang singkirkan Pesut dan ancam Ekonomi Perikanan Warga serta Lahan Gambut

Izin Berlayar Ponton Batubara Grup Bayan yang singkirkan Pesut dan ancam Ekonomi Perikanan Warga serta Lahan Gambut akhirnya di stop (Samarinda, 23 Juli 2015) Melalui surat Nomor 660.2/3925/B.I2/BLH/2015 perihal Pertimbangan untuk tidak menerbitkan izin berlayar Ponton batubara yang melintasi Sungai Kedang Kepala akhirnya Ponton tak diperbolehkan lagi untuk melintas di sungai Kedang Kepala, Muara Siran, Kutai Kartanegara. Surat penghentian tersebut …

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Lima Poin Rekomendasi Konferensi Rakyat Asia Afrika

Jakarta – Ketua Panitia Konferensi Rakyat Asia Afrika (KRAA) 2015 Muhammad Reza mengatakan pihaknya menyelenggarakan konferensi ini untuk merumuskan usulan kebijakan yang diajukan oleh masyarakat sipil kepada para peserta Konferensi Asia Afrika (KAA) dan akan diberikan kepada Ketua Panitia KAA Luhut Pandjaitan. Reza mengatakan setidaknya ada lima poin rekomendasi. “Poin pertama adalah terkait keterlibatan masyarakat dalam penentuan keputusan dalam proses …

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Churchill Mining’s Indonesian Arbitration Case Runs Into Problems

LONDON (Alliance News) – Churchill Mining PLC Tuesday denied that it had ever forged any documents, after Indonesian police raided its Jakarta offices while the company was in Singapore reviewing documents related to its mining licenses dispute with the Indonesian government. The company has had its mining licenses for the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, revoked. The …

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