RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)

Friends of the Earth International | 16-Dec-2016
RCEP also includes the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS), which is facing increasing public criticism and scrutiny worldwide.
ABC News | 8-Dec-2016
A new report finds that corporations have launched 50 lawsuits, worth at least $US31 billion, using secret international arbitration tribunals against 11 countries in the Asian region.
Spicy IP | 9-Sep-2016
The latest round of RCEP talks paints a worrisome picture for the global south, given that it will bring 3.5 billion people and 12% of world trade into its fold.
The Nation | 30-Aug-2016
Activists of various NGOs have urged Asean governments to eliminate investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) draft.
APWLD | 5-Aug-2016
Similar to the TPP, this trade agreement will institutionalise inequalities;it will severely curtail peoples’ rights and freedoms and cement corporate rights over national public interest law and the right of governments to govern in the interests of their constituents.
| 3-Aug-2016
95 civil society organisations strongly and publicly urge countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to reject ISDS in the agreement.
Deccan Herald | 3-Aug-2016
RCEP trade ministers will meet in Laos on August 5 to try and resolve issues that are stuck in negotiations.

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