Thursday, 17.12.2015 - Nairobi, Kenya

Side Event at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference: A Human Rights Perspective on the CFTA

Transparency and participation are key human rights principles and generally also good rules of thumb that can transform a trade negotiation from a secret, exclusive process to an open, inclusive one that is acceptable to a wide range of stakeholders.

As the CFTA process moves forward and the negotiations begin, it will be useful to envision in advance a plan for transparent negotiations that is inclusive and participatory. By early 2016, a first scoping study of such an assessment will be published thanks to a joint project of OHCHR, UNECA and FES. At this side-event, some of the study’s analyses and recommendations were presented to the public for the first time

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