[A2k] Law Profs Call for TPP Transparency

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Wed May 9 08:27:38 PDT 2012


Transparency is such an important issue.  This week in Dallas TPP
negotiators are discussing secret proposals for criminal sanctions for
a wide range of IP infringements.   I can't see how global norms on
criminal sanctions should be negotiated in secrecy.

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Sean Flynn <sflynn at wcl.american.edu> wrote:
> As the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations begin in
> Dallas, Texas, 32 legal academics from current or potential future TPP
> negotiating countries wrote to United States Trade Representative Ron
> Kirk today. The letter, the text of which is posted below, criticizes
> the USTR decision to cancel full day stakeholder presentations for the
> current round of negotiations. The letter calls on the administration to
> "reverse course" and work to expand participation and transparency by
> giving the general public the same rights to see US proposals in the
> negotiation as cleared corporate advisers now have.
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> The full letter is available at:
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> http://infojustice.org/archives/21137
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