- Business and Human Rights ComplianceThe conference is intended to cover three main areas: 1. Trends in laws and policies enforcing human rights in business International/regional/national legal frameworks, transnational application of national laws Development financing and human rights obligations Free-trade agreements, investor-state contracts, arbitration 2. Monitoring by independent organizations and public interest groups Mapping of human rights violations Control by […]
- Les entreprises d'assurance désinvestissent lentement des énergies fossiles, les assureurs français sont à la traîneLes assureurs jouent un rôle clé dans le développement des nouvelles centrales à charbon prévues dans le monde. Ceux-ci ont désinvesti 20 milliards de dollars du secteur. Parmi les meilleurs élèves, on trouve Swiss Re, Zurich Assurances, AXA et Scor. Mais du travail reste à faire : depuis 2015, Axa a tout de même engagé 848 […]
- Paradise Papers: corporate duty to respect human rights in the spotlight...Some practices revealed in the Paradise Papers are likely to be considered illegal and laws may be changed to outlaw them. But we should also be asking if the practices are abusive in terms of human rights conventions and instruments. ...The State duty to protect human rights is well established, including ensuring effective tax systems to […]
- Apple and google just aced a major ethics test in Africa, says new reportApple and Google have topped newly released rankings for their work ensuring the minerals used in their products don’t come from war zones...[in]...the Enough Project’s 2017 report... The Democratic Republic of the Congo has faced decades of civil war, with much of the fighting centered in the country’s resource-rich eastern regions. Warlords use profits from mining operations to […]
- Ranking corporate action on conflict minerals sourcing in Dem. Rep of Congo, new report by Enough ProjectThe Enough Project’s 2017 conflict minerals company rankings examine 20 of the largest companies, as defined by market capitalization, in two of the industries which consume the most tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold: consumer electronics and jewelry retail. Although a range of industries use these minerals—often referred to as conflict minerals or 3TG—Enough chose to rank […]
- Brasil: Protocolo de consulta das comunidades ribeirinhas Pimental e São Francisco...As comunidades de Pimental e São Francisco estão localizadas às margens do Rio Tapajós, no município de Trairão (PA), e existem há mais de cem anos. Queremos ser ouvidos e respeitados. Queremos que nossas terras sejam reconhecidas e não abrimos mão de nosso lugar. Somos famílias ribeirinhas e temos nosso direito à consulta prévia, livre […]
- Brasil: Comunidades ribeirinhas do Pará entregam protocolo de consulta prévia, livre e informada ao Min. Público Federal sobre grandes projetos"Comunidades ribeirinhas de Pimental e São Francisco entregam protocolo de consulta ao MPF", 13 de novembro de 2017Representantes dos povos ribeirinhos de Pimental e São Francisco, no município de Trairão (PA), entregaram...[em 13 de novembro]...o Protocolo de Consulta das comunidades ao Procurador do Ministério Público Federal (MPF) em Santarém, Paulo de Tarso Oliveira. Junto a […]
- Brasil: Comunidades ribeirinhas do Pará entregam protocolo de consulta prévia, livre e informada ao Min. Público Federal sobre grandes projetosPovos ribeirinhos de Pimental e São Francisco, de Trairão no Pará, entregaram em 13 de novembro o Protocolo de Consulta das comunidades ao Procurador do Ministério Público Federal em Santarém, Paulo de Tarso Oliveira. O documento foi preparado em parceria com a Terra de Direitos, Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) e Comissão Pastoral da […]
- Demand the supply: ranking consumer electronics and jewelry retail companies on their efforts to develop conflict-free minerals supply chains from CongoThe Enough Project’s 2017 conflict minerals company rankings examine 20 of the largest companies...in two of the industries which consume the most tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold [often referred to as conflicts minerals or 3TG]: consumer electronics and jewelry retail...Enough chose to rank these two industries in particular because they have demonstrated the potential to […]
- FAO/WHO recommendations fail to assess corporate adherence to Code of Conduct on pesticides managementThe report draws attention to issues related to the distribution and use of six pesticides from Bayer and Syngenta... The report addresses two main aspects of (non-)adherence and relates to the following articles of the Code of Conduct: (i) the labeling of pesticides [...]; and (ii) training and protective personal equipment... In addition, the report […]
Brexit again it will not go away
We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU.
Just over half of the country agreed to leave.
We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in.
How can we find a solution to sort this.
The only answer is we have to go forward in the interest of the country. NOT THE INDIVIDUAL.
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- Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement BodyThe WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 November 2017, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
- WTO issues panel report regarding US anti-dumping measures on certain Korean tubular goodsOn 14 November the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea” (DS488).
- Trade Policy Review: Plurinational State of BoliviaThe fourth review of the trade policies and practices of the Plurinational State of Bolivia takes place on 14 and 16 November 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
- DG Azevêdo: Collective effort to address price volatility and food security is essentialSpeaking at a session of the Global Market Information Group on 13 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo stressed that the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) promotes a rich and diverse source of perspectives essential for policy makers by bringing together data from a number of countries and international organizations. He underlined that the WTO Secretariat stands […]
- Latest trade indicator suggests trade growth will moderate in fourth quarter of 2017The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global merchandise trade growth will likely moderate in the fourth quarter of 2017. The reading of 102.2 signals continued trade expansion in volume terms, although the pace of growth should be slower than earlier in the year, when trade recorded strong increases.
- Goods Council discusses US proposal to enhance transparencyThe WTO Goods Council on 10 November considered the United States’ proposal to enhance transparency and strengthen notification requirements through a decision intended for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires. The Council also took up e-commerce proposals and specific trade concerns.
- WTO members review three regional trade agreementsWTO members reviewed the China-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Mexico-Panama Free Trade Agreement and the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) States at the meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) on 9-10 November. Members also discussed how to improve the WTO’s monitoring work […]
- Advanced course on food safety, animal and plant health concludes in GenevaTwenty-three participants from around the world are attending the Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), which opened at the WTO’s headquarters on 23 October 2017. The course is due to run until 10 November.
- Appellate Body issues report regarding Indonesian import restrictionsOn 9 November 2017 the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the cases brought by New Zealand and the United States in “Indonesia – Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products” (DS477 and DS478) .
- G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertaintiesThe WTO’s eighteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 9 November, shows that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compared to the previous review period. The estimated trade coverage of these restrictions recorded during the period of mid-May 2017 to mid-October 2017 slightly exceeded the coverage of trade-facilitating measures.
- Bavarian scepticism towards European Commission’s Brexit negotiation stanceFollowing David Davis' speech in Berlin, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott looks at criticism towards the EU's Brexit negotiation strategy coming from the CSU's ranks.The post Bavarian scepticism towards European Commission’s Brexit negotiation stance appeared first on Open Europe.
- May needs to show the EU the colour of our money to unlock the next round of Brexit talksIn an article originally published on ConservativeHome, Open Europe’s Director Henry Newman writes that the decision on whether the UK has achieved “sufficient progress” in the talks is a political not a technical judgement, and that the key stumbling block is money. Henry argues that in order to make progress in the negotiations the UK […]
- EU27 tell UK no ‘sufficient progress’ on Brexit: Europe reactsFollowing the EU27's decision last week against "sufficient progress" in Brexit negotiations, Open Europe's Marta Vokshi provides a round-up of reactions from across Europe.The post EU27 tell UK no ‘sufficient progress’ on Brexit: Europe reacts appeared first on Open Europe.
- Developments in Brexit talks are progressing better than many let onIn an op-ed for The Guardian, Open Europe's Henry Newman argued that the European Council's decision that UK had not made 'sufficient progress' in order to begin discussing the future relationship is a political decision, and in fact Open Europe contacts at the London embassies of EU member states have confirmed to us that they […]
- Open Europe responds to the October European Council summitThe EU’s formal announcement that “sufficient progress” on the withdrawal arrangements has not been achieved was expected. The next assessment of progress is expected at the summit of leaders on 14-15 December. But the EU today decided to open its internal preparatory discussions on transition and trade, which is a positive development.The post Open Europe […]
- Italy gears up for next spring’s electionsFollowing the electoral results in Germany and Austria, Euroscepticism has made a comeback on the European political scene. In the wake of a new electoral reform in Italy, eyes are slowly turning to Rome as the next important test for European politics, with elections due next spring. Open Europe’s Enea Desideri assesses what each of […]
- Will the UK be more like Canada or Norway?In an article originally published on ConservativeHome, Open Europe’s Director Henry Newman writes that despite problems at their conference (and since), the Conservative Party is largely united behind the Government’s Brexit plan as set out in the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House and Florence speeches. There are, however, disagreements over the next phase of Brexit – […]
- EU needs to start discussing trade with the UKOpen Europe's Henry Newman tells BBC News' Beyond 100 Days that the EU's chief Brexit negotiator's, Michel Barnier, position that withdrawal from the EU has nothing to do with future trading relations is unsustainableThe post EU needs to start discussing trade with the UK appeared first on Open Europe.
- The Repeal Bill must pass committee stage – and all sides should compromiseAs Parliament returns from recess, the Government's energy is again focused on its EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Open Europe's Anders Jay explains that all factions must cooperate to ensure that this vital piece of legislation survives committee stage.The post The Repeal Bill must pass committee stage – and all sides should compromise appeared first on Open […]
- Brexit Negotiations: is the UK making sufficient progress?Open Europe's Henry Newman tells Bloomberg that Prime Minister Theresa May made various concessions and put forward new policy on the table in her Florence speech on Brexit, but it's a political decision by the EU as to whether the UK has made sufficient progress.The post Brexit Negotiations: is the UK making sufficient progress? appeared […]