Independent Expert calls for an end to secret negotiations of free trade and investment agreements until public consultation and participation is ensured and independent human rights impact assessments are conducted

Alfred de Zayas makes the case that massively-consequential, secretive TPP and TTIP trade agreement proposals must become available to the world’s people for examination, discernment, and judgment.

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

Independent Expert calls for an end to secret negotiations of free trade and investment agreements until public consultation and participation is ensured and independent human rights impact assessments are conducted

 

GENEVA – The Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, is alarmed by the general lack of awareness concerning the adverse effects that existing bilateral and multilateral free trade and investment agreements have already had on the enjoyment of human rights in many countries, particularly in the developing world.  He is concerned about the secrecy surrounding current negotiations for trade treaties like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), currently under discussion, which have excluded key stakeholder groups from the process, including labour unions, environmental protection groups, food-safety movements and health professionals. The expert maintains that proactive disclosure by governments…

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My letter to Obama, Senate and Congress to ban glyphosate

Kenneth Eade would most likely not object if men and women across America reproduced and sent his letter calling for banning glyphosate to their member of Congress, Senators, and President.

Amazon Sellers Attorney

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Dear Senator Boxer,

As the author of “Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It,” I have long been concerned about the effect of glyphosate on our pollinators. Moreover, the application of glyphosate in factory farms has all but wiped out the milkweed that the Monarch butterfly depends upon, and is driving this beautiful creature to extinction. Now, the fraud the chemical companies and the EPA, USDA and FDA which are all ruled by them have perpetrated has been blown apart by the World Health Organization, and I urge you to enact legislation to clean up the EPA, the USDA and the FDA, get industry officials out of positions of power in those agencies, and to ban glyphosate once and for all, so that it cannot continue its war against the ecosystems and the American public.

The International Agency for Research…

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