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December 2007: CIEL identifies key issues that need to be resolved in the coming negotiations to implement the Bali Plan of Action roadmap for a future international agreement on climate change
December 2007: CIEL requests precautionary measures for the protection of Cacataibo indigenous peoples in isolation in the Peruvian Amazon
December 2007: CIEL produces a paper for UNEP on EEZ Fisheries Access Arrangements and the WTO Subsidies Agreement
December 2007: CIEL challenges the European Free Trade Association over their anti-development pursuit of intellectual property provisions in Free Trade Agreements with developing countries
December 2007: CIEL publishesA Citizen's Guide to the OPIC Accountability Mechanism to help give local communities affected by OPIC-supported projects a voice in the development process
November 2007: November 2007: CIEL prepares UNEP paper, "Analysis of Possible Options to Address the Global Challenges to Reduce Risks from Releases of Mercury" (UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.1/2), and serves as legal expert to the secretariat of the first Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury.
November 2007: CIEL challenges the European Free Trade Association over their anti-development pursuit of intellectual property provisions in Free Trade Agreements with developing countries
November 2007: Rwanda tests the WTO's Public Health exception and seeks to import generic HIV/AIDS medicines from Canada. CIEL and the South Centre analyze the issue in the Third Quarter edition of the South Centre/CIEL IP Quarterly
November 2007: CIEL and partners request web-casting of EC - Bananas hearing at the World Trade Organization
November 2007: CIEL urges the World Trade Organization to move towards greater coherence.
November 2007: CIEL Launches “A Citizen’s Guide to WIPO”, a guide for enabling and enhancing the effective participation of civil society in intellectual property policy-making at the World Intellectual Property Organization.
October 2007: Traditional Knowledge, Folklore and Genetic Resources: Developments at WIPO and other Multinational Flora
October 2007: CIEL and a Coalition of European and Latin American NGOs submit an amicus curiae brief to the WTO's Appellate Body in the Brazil-Retreaded Tyres case
October 2007: CIEL Welcomes Environmental Defenders, Carlos Albacete and Piedad Espinosa Albacete
October 2007: CIEL Launches “A Citizen’s Guide to WIPO”, a guide for enabling and enhancing the effective participation of civil society in intellectual property policy-making at the World Intellectual Property Organization.
September 2007: CIEL and IBC work together to safeguard the rights of the Catataibo Indigenous Peoples threatened by Oil exploration in Amazonia
September 2007: CIEL raises issues relating to global governance and the inter-linkage between trade and climate change at the World Trade Organization's Public Forum
September 2007: CIEL hosts panel discussion on Civil Society Participation in the World Intellectual Property Organization, in parallel with the launch of CIEL’s “A Citizen's Guide to WIPO”, 1 October 2007
September 2007: Indigenous groups and other local communities are demanding protection for their Traditional Knowledge and Heritage, but is the World Intellectual Property Organization listening? CIEL publishes an analysis of WIPO’s proposed framework for the protection of Traditional Knowledge
September 2007: CIEL urges UNCITRAL to amend their arbitration rules to make investment disputes more transparent and participatory
September 2007: CIEL announces Climate Change Program Partnership with Philip Blumberg, Chairman of Blumberg Capital Partners
September 2007: CIEL and WWF express concern about the European Commission's decision to appeal in WTO dispute on Retreaded Tyres
August 2007: CIEL Criticizes Weak North American "Regulatory Cooperation" on Chemicals
August 2007: Does the World Intellectual Property Organization's proposed framework on Traditional Knowledge meet the needs of indigenous peoples?
August 2007: CIEL publishes “Putting Health on the Fast Track: Compliance with the Doha Declaration on Public Health as a Principal Negotiating Objective for Trade Promotion Authority”
July 2007: Despite efforts by NGOs and Indigenous and Local Communities, WIPO fails to move forward on norms for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Folklore and Genetic Resources
June 2007: Environmental chapter of the Peru trade agreement marks a significant step forward
June 2007: CIEL publishes materials from its workshop on Intellectual Property, Economic Partnership Agreements and Sustainable Development, which took place on 12-13 May 2007, in Brussels, Belgium
April 2007: A coalition of human rights and environmental organizations file an amicus curiae brief in an investment arbitration concerning access to water and sanitation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 2007: CIEL and partner NGOs file an amicus curiae brief in the Biwater-Tanzania case
March 2007: American University and CIEL co-sponsor a March 21st conference to address issues and potential conflicts surrounding the Arbitration of Investment Disputes and Human Rights
March 2007: Global warming and human rights gets hearing on the world stage
March 2007: CIEL analyzes the human rights responsibilities of International Financial Institutions at a public hearing held at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
February 2007: CIEL publishes Intellectual Property, Bilateral Agreements and Sustainable Development: The Challenges of Implementation, the first in a series of papers on strategies for challenging, negotiating and implementing IP provisions in free trade agreements with the US
February 2007: ICSID tribunal accepts civil society organizations as amici curiae in the Suez/Vivendi case
February 2007: February 2007: CIEL submission to human rights committee requests inspection of Ethiopia's treatment of indigenous peoples in the Omo National Park
February 2007: Tribunal in Biwater v. Tanzania grants CIEL and Partners opportunity to file a written submission
February 2007: CIEL and IISD submit proposal to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration to amend rules for disputes involving States
February 2007: CIEL participates at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from 20-25 January 2007
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