Jane Kelsey

Rethinking the trade and investment agenda in turbulent times

Rethinking the trade and investment agenda in turbulent times ‘What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like’, Fale Pasifika, 19-20 October 2018. Professor Jane Kelsey, introductory comments These days I feel depressed, cautiously optimistic, and frustrated at the same time. Depressed because the harm caused by four decades of capitalism unleashed, fostered by …

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Capitulation in TPPA-11 raises fears of more to come – Jane Kelsey

‘The so-called Joint Declaration on Inclusive and Progressive Trade, released by New Zealand, Canada and Chile alongside the signing of the resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA-11), comes across as a desperate attempt to put a gloss on a profoundly unprogressive deal’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. ‘They promise to make the TPPA-11 …

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Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Tino Rangatiratanga And The TPPA – Jane Kelsey

The state of play with TPPA The original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by the 12 negotiating parties in Auckland on 4 February 2016, in the face of a massive protest led by tangata whenua. Japan and NZ completed their domestic processes to ratify (adopt) the original agreement during 2016. In January 2017 US President …

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