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The European Commission proposal for a multilateral mechanism to settle investor-state disputes (ISDS) – publicly branded as a Multilateral Investment Court – would take us down that second path. It threatens to forever lock-in the highly controversial ISDS system that only benefits corporations. Th …

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Forest destruction and encroachment on public land are issues that have figured highly on the agenda of the current military government. Since 2014, the introduction and implementation of controversial legislations, cabinet resolutions and policies, including NCPO Orders no. 64/2014 and 66/2014, hav …

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Decoding the Pivot to China event poster

Event: 9 November, 1-4pm, PRRM  President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements during his State visit to China last week on the Philippines’ “separation” from long-term ally the United States and his so called pivot to China has elicited varied reactions here and abroad. There are those who see the piv …

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Background The idea of ‘sustainable development’ was primarily adopted by the international community via the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, which resulted from the first UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Sustainable de …

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 Press ConferenceOrganised by: The Sombath Initiative11am, Wednesday 31 August, 2016, Bangkok  At a time when ASEAN is witnessing an alarming increase in human rights abuses, restrictions on civil liberties, and a shrinking of democratic space in a number of its member states, what kind of …

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Speaker: Dr. Walden Bello Date & Time: July 21, 2016, 10am- 1pm Venue: Jacques Amyot Room, 4th floor, Wisit Prachuabmoh Building, Chulalongkorn University    The long-awaited judgment of The Hague Tribunal on the conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea will have a tremendous impact on …

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Speaker: Dr. Walden Bello Date and time: Thursday July 21, 2016, 10am- 1pm Location: Jacques Amyot Room, 4th floor, Wisit Prachuabmoh Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (building C93 on the map)Co- organized by: Focus on the Global South, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies …

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The UP Asian Center, in collaboration with NGOs and civil society organizations, will hold a public conversation, “Capitalism v. Climate: System Change, Yes, But How Do We Proceed?,” featuring as lead speaker, Dr. Manuel ‘Butch’ Montes of the South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. It will be h …

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February 17, 2016, 9.30 am–12.30 pmRuan Chula Narumit, Chulalongkorn UniversityThis public forum will share the key lessons and conclusions from the Sombath Symposium, a three day event which aims to exchange and explore various traditional, cultural and alternative perspectives on how humans value …

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Sombath Initiative

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and The Sombath Initiative are holding a press conference and panel to mark 1,000 days of Sombath Somphone’s disappearance. The event will be held from 10:30 am on Friday 11th September at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.On the evening of …

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