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Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements: Executive Summary

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498952.pdf

Provides a 12 page summary of the document which examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Authorities, Resources, and Challenges

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Iran,Nongovernmental organizations,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677783.pdf

Examines the Joint Comprehensive Plan agreement with Iran and the role that the IAEA has been asked to play in monitoring and verifying Iran’s commitment, reviews the resources that IAEA has identified as necessary to carry out that role, and identifies potential challenges.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2015/index.htm

An annual publication which provides the public with a historical record of the views and practices of the U.S. Government in public and private international law.  From the State Department

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

2016 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR-2016-Special-301-Report.pdf

Annual U.S.publication on the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Discusses areas of progress and countries, such as China, placed on the Watch List because of trade secret theft, online piracy, and counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Leaders Sign Landmark Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53752#.Vx-VIXqUJAM

Describes signing ceremony and provides excerpts from key speeches.  From the United Nations

 

Reading List on UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7220/CBP-7220.pdf

Presents a list of readings including books, journal articles, law blogs, news articles, press releases, official publications and more on the topic.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07220

 

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