Executive Summary

(Full report can be read here)**

The aim of this Report is to address the concerns of developing countries regarding the misappropriation of genetic resources and traditional knowledge by analysing new ways to implement international law obligations up...

November 20, 2019

 Santiago Wills, a leader of the Universidad de los Andes TradeLab pilot clinic and now serving as the Ambassador of Colombia, was recently appointed chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules. As chair, he will lead discussions regarding fisheries subsidies, furtheri...

Executive Summary

(Summary of a confidential project undertaken for a non-governmental organization)* 

The Challenge for Developing Nations in Treaty Negotiations

Treaty negotiators from developing nations may not necessarily have legal training or legal support when carr...

Short Summary

(Summary of a Confidential project for a Government Entity)*

This memorandum seeks to provide an overview and analysis of the alternative options available to a Government in relation to the high tariffs that are currently in place for the manufacturing se...

Short Summary of a Confidential project undertaken for an International Government Organization

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the ongoing negotiations being conducted at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the subject of electronic commerce (e...

Short Summary of a Confidential project for an International Government Organization

The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the primary proposals emanating from Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning the reform of the WTO t...

Executive Summary

This paper conducts a critical analysis of Qatar’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement (PA) as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat on November 19, 2015. Under its...

Executive Summary

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The UK´s exit from the European Union (EU) is not only the UK´s departure from the EU as a supranational organization, but also reflects a general rejection of the EU as a form of hyper-globalization manifested in the imbalance...

Introduction *

This Negotiators’ Handbook aims at supporting government representatives during the process of negotiating new generation IIAs.

It is structured on a provision-by-provision basis, by reference to the standard provisions usually contained in investment agre...

Executive Summary* **

* Executive Summary in French below

** Confidential Report

The agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed in March 2018 by 44 members of the African Union. If ratified, this agreement will create the world's la...

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