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December 2006: Political Deal on European Chemical Law Paves Way for Passage
December 2006: Civil Society Organizations request amicus curiae status, "Friend of the Court," in international arbitration proceedings against Tanzania
November 2006: CIEL calls on the World Health Organization to take a stand against bad Public Health IP provisions in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements. See our submission to the online public consultation of the historic World Health Organization Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property
November 2006: CIEL co-sponsors a discussion in Geneva on Access to Medicines five years after the signing of the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health at the 2001 WTO Ministerial meeting in Qatar. (Tuesday, 14 November 2006)
November 2006: CIEL and NGO colleagues comment on Environment, Health and Safety Guidelines of the World Bank
October 2006: At ICNRD Conference on Democracy, CIEL stresses the importance of transparency and public participation in international institutions and processes
October 2006: CIEL and IUCN-Canada to facilitate the 2006 UNEP North American Regional Civil Society Consultation in Washington, D.C., November 2-3 at the United Nations Foundation
October 2006: CIEL and partners welcome the second open hearings in WTO dispute settlement history and ask parties to make open hearings their policy
September 2006: CIEL Urges UNCITRAL Member Governments to Adopt More Transparent and Participatory Arbitral Rules for Disputes Involving States
September 2006: D.C. Circuit establishes dangerous precedent in upholding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's critical use exemption rule for methyl bromide
August 2006: CIEL and partners organize Workshop on Intellectual Property and Regional Trade Agreements in Cape Town, South Africa on October 6th, 2006
July 2006: CIEL and partners file amicus curiae brief in the Brazil - Retreaded Tyres case
July 2006: CIEL participates in the WIPO Development Agenda Discussions held in Geneva June 26-30, 2006
June 2006: CIEL requests that the World Trade Organization consider a web-cast public hearing in the Brazil-Retreaded Tires case
June 2006: FTAs and sustainable development: The example of EFTA and other upcoming challenges
June 2006: CIEL requests that the European Comission make available to the public its initial written submission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Panel in the Brazil-Retreaded Tires case
May 2006: On June 7, CIEL and the Berne Declaration will host a discussion on "FTAs and sustainable development: The example of EFTA and other upcoming challenges"
May 2006: The WTO dispute panel issues its final ruling on theEuropean Communities - Measures affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products (EC-Biotech) case
May 2006: On May 18, CIEL co-organizes workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil to highlight key issues in the WTO Brazil-Retreaded Tires case
May 2006: CIEL forecasts brighter days ahead for reforming antiquated U.S. toxics law
April 2006: CIEL responds to questions about POPs legislation from Chair of House Subcommittee
March 2006: CIEL participated in the 4th World Water Forum (WW4F) and other events, held in Mexico City
March 2006: CIEL publishes first in-depth analysis of the EC-Biotech Interim Report
March 2006: CIEL, American University Washington College of Law, and other partners organize workshop on "Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreements, and Sustainable Development"
March 2006: Results and recommendations of the EU's Sustainablity Impact Assessments must feed into trade policy-making and negotiations
March 2006: CIEL joins the International POPs Elimination Network in adopting the IPEN Dubai Declaration for a Toxics-Free Future
March 2006: On March 28, CIEL and WCL will host a conference on International Financial Institutions and International Law
March 2006: With Congress clashing over rival bills to implement the global POPs treaty, CIEL releases analysis and testifies at House hearing
February 2006: CIEL and the American University Washington College of Law will co-sponsor a discussion on the current and future status of international chemicals regulation, February 22, 2006
February 2006: CIEL conducts an initial legal analysis of the WTO Panel's public conclusions in the controversial GMO case
January 2006: Environment and Trade: A Guide to WTO Jurisprudence (December 2005) is a new publication authored by CIEL lawyers, and published by Earthscan Publications Ltd.
January 2006: The ECA Watch Coalition submits comments regarding the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits
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