- Irish Business & Human Rights: benchmarking compliance with UN Guiding Principles
- IRISH BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS: Benchmarking compliance with the UN Guiding Principles Centre
- Report assesses human rights performance of 22 largest Irish companies based on CHRB Core Indicators
- 8e Forum de l'ONU sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme (25-27 nov 2019)
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- Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups [subscription only]
- USA: Report finds loopholes in ballot initiative proposed by Lyft & Uber against AB 5 bill
- Madagascar: Les autorités suspendent un projet de sables miniers dont les bénéfices pour les communautés et le pays ne seraient pas suffisamment clairs
- Response to Nordex SE letter dated 2nd of September, 2019
- Guinée: L'éboulement d'une mine d'or artisanale fait dix morts et plusieurs disparus
Monthly Archives: June 2017
The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation.
We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU
We need to have another referendum.
We also need to state on the voting document
If we vote out it will make us poorer.
If we vote in our economy will be better
Now The Government is on the back seat mainly because of their own demise. in The Election.
The only answer now is a soft or weaker Brexit.
But is it worth going through the pain considering a soft or weaker weaker Brexit.
Why not save the turmoil and have another referendum. Maybe the younger voters will now realise they have to vote and Brexit will be forgotten
- WTO members consider EU-Japan, Turkey-Singapore trade agreementsThe European Union and Japan presented WTO members with the details of their new Economic Partnership Agreement, which entered into force on 1 February 2019, at an 8 November meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA). Turkey and Singapore also outlined to members details of their new free trade agreement, which entered […]
- New chair highlights importance of concluding fisheries subsidies negotiationsThe Negotiating Group on Rules elected on 8 November its new chair, Ambassador Santiago Wills (Colombia), who will lead ongoing discussions on fisheries subsidies. The chair said WTO members have the responsibility to successfully conclude the negotiations, with the organization’s credibility and the protection of oceans at stake.
- Deadline for registering for Trade Policy Review Conference extended to 20 NovemberThe deadline for registering for a conference at the WTO to mark the 30th anniversary of the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM) has been extended to 20 November. The conference, to be held on 27 November, will focus on the role of the TPRM in providing enhanced transparency, accountability and monitoring of the multilateral […]
- WTO members continue efforts to facilitate LDCs’ exportsAt a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) on 6 November 2019, WTO members focused on measures they are taking to facilitate exports from LDCs.
- China International Import Expo opening ceremony
- DG Azevêdo and President Xi participate in opening ceremony of China International Import ExpoDirector-General Roberto Azevêdo joined Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders at the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo, held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November. The theme of this year’s fair is “Opening-up and Innovation for Win-win Co-operation”.
- Luncheon on investment facilitation for development
- Azevêdo urges ministers to step up work on the road to MC12Speaking at an informal meeting of trade ministers in Shanghai on 5 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called for WTO members to step up their efforts to define a realistic set of potential outcomes for the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), to be held in Kazakhstan in June 2020.
- WTO prepares for new Aid for Trade work programme, hosts workshop on MSMEs’ access to financeOn 5 November 2019, WTO members started the process of developing a new Aid for Trade work programme for 2020-2021 in the Aid for Trade session of the Trade and Development Committee. Members also discussed how new technologies can enhance access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
- Registration opens for public hearing in “Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine”At the request of the parties in the dispute “Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine” (DS537), the panel has decided to open its second substantive meeting to public observation on 3 and 4 December 2019. The live screening will take place at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva.
- Weekly Briefing: The key Brexit issues in 2020Open Europe's Dominic Walsh takes a closer look at some of the key Brexit issues that lie beyond the UK's General Election.The post Weekly Briefing: The key Brexit issues in 2020 appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: This is the Brexit General ElectionOpen Europe's David Shiels looks at the positions of the main political parties on Brexit as the UK edges towards a General Election.The post Weekly Briefing: This is the Brexit General Election appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Parliament and the EU wait for each other to moveOpen Europe's Anthony Egan explores the considerations weighing on the minds of the Government, opposition parties, and the EU after this week's developments.The post Weekly Briefing: Parliament and the EU wait for each other to move appeared first on Open Europe.
- How might MPs seek to amend the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?Speaking to Al-Jazeera English, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh discusses this week's voting on Brexit.The post How might MPs seek to amend the Withdrawal Agreement Bill? appeared first on Open Europe.
- The Government may have the numbers to pass its Brexit dealOpen Europe's David Shiels speaks to BBC Two's News Special about the prospects for the Government passing its Brexit deal.The post The Government may have the numbers to pass its Brexit deal appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Passing this deal would leave the future relationship open for debateOpen Europe's David Shiels discusses how Johnson's new Brexit deal does, in fact, leave open the question of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. The post Weekly Briefing: Passing this deal would leave the future relationship open for debate appeared first on Open Europe.
- What’s new about the new Brexit deal? An explainerOpen Europe's Stephen Booth, David Shiels and Dominic Walsh examine the revised Withdrawal AgreementThe post What’s new about the new Brexit deal? An explainer appeared first on Open Europe.
- UK revives hybrid customs proposal as Brexit negotiations continueOpen Europe's Acting Director, Stephen Booth, speaks to Newsnight regarding the UK's rived hybrid customs proposal as the Brexit negotiations continue.The post UK revives hybrid customs proposal as Brexit negotiations continue appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Johnson and Varadkar can see a “pathway to a deal” – but is it wide enough for the DUP?In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Stephen Booth argues that whether a workable deal can be found rests, in large part, on the DUP's response to the UK's Brexit proposals.The post Weekly Briefing: Johnson and Varadkar can see a “pathway to a deal” – but is it wide enough for the DUP? appeared first on […]
- A delayed No Deal is underpriced as an outcomeOpen Europe's Dominic Walsh speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live about the prospect of a No Deal Brexit.The post A delayed No Deal is underpriced as an outcome appeared first on Open Europe.