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An ex parte application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reminded me of this note about investigations. It also has other interesting points on precedents - well, interesting for me and other law geeks, and potentially of interest to WTO nerds as well.

Ex parte? 1/
It means going to court asking for something without the other side present. For example, in the middle of a criminal investigation.

In this instance, the Court issued a sealing order for all relevant materials. And that the motion at issue could proceed without notice. 2/ ImageImage
Now both of these are extraordinary remedies in most instances, but not when there is a live criminal investigation going on. And it makes sense - that they are both extraordinary and possible. This is elementary; you should be sceptical of politicians who assert otherwise. 3/
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The #RaisinaEdit offers a selection of commentaries that unpack, interpret, and problematise contemporary global developments corresponding to the pillars of the #RaisinaDialogue2023.

Curated by @WarjriLaetitia & @anahitakhanna95.

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S Paul Kapur writes on how the #American leaders must abandon their decades-long dream of achieving strategic convergence between the US and #Pakistan.
#Australia’s reformed policy towards #China is not a turn to China; it’s a return to normality.

From @MConleytyler.
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How should #China respond to the growing political divide between China and the West?

▫️ Yang Ping (杨平) advocates building a new international system led by China and countries in the Global South rather than the West.

🔹The author: Yang is the head of the highly regarded Beijing Cultural Review (BCR). He is also the director of the Longway Foundation which publishes BCR. The foundation describes its publication as “the most influential magazine of intellectual thought and commentary in China”.
▫️ Yang’s views in a nutshell:

1⃣ “Capitalist politics” are no longer in line with “capitalist economics”. The former now undermines globalisation, while the latter supports it.
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If you thought #Crypto was a rabbit hole, wait till you start learning about the Digital Economy and start understanding how big this digital data revolution actually is!

Fellow Citizens, we are in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
#DEPA #DigitalTrade #FTA Highlighted notes on this Document - Regulating the Digital
Regulating the Digital Economy: Reflections on the Trade and Innovation Nexus - Centre for International Governance Innovation

#DigitalTrade #DigitalEconomy #Fintech #4IR #PaperlessTrade #Finance #OECD #WorldBank #WTO #Reform #Digitalization #UK #DEPA
Notice how the London Corporation blocks comment on this video "The Future of Digital Services Trade"

They dont want the masses of citizens learning about the future of the global system.

They want us scared & divided, But that's why I share my research
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The real scandal is overclassification; The Australian Chokepoint Capitalism Tour; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ Image
The real scandal is overclassification: I'd explain it, but I'd have to kill you.

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The Australian Chokepoint Capitalism Tour: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra (twice!).

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#Moderna is quadrupling the cost of #covid #vaccines, from $26/dose to $110-130. CEO Stephane Bancel calls the price hike "consistent with the value" of the #MRNA vaccines. Moderna's costs are $2.85/dose, for a 4,460% markup on every dose:… 1/ Moderna headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. On the left side of
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Now, obviously the manufacturing costs are only part of the cost of making a vaccine: there's also all the high-risk capital that goes into doing the basic research. 3/
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ICYMI: 🇪🇺 trade policy is a key pillar for the EU's Green Deal Industrial Plan presented by @EU_Commission President von der Leyen yesterday in Davos.
@Trade_EU is about facilitating open and fair trade for the benefit of all.
What does this mean concretely?
A 🧵 1/5
Our bilateral trade agenda is ambitious. We are determined to

✅Make the most of existing trade deals
✅Conclude deals with 🇲🇽🇨🇱🇳🇿🇦🇺
✅Make progress with 🇮🇳🇮🇩
✅Restart conversation regarding the Mercosur agreement.

Full @vonderleyen speech here!dFN6kK
Bilateral trade partnerships need to be embedded in a set of rules for global economic relations in order to prevent fragmentation, the escalation of trade conflicts and "beggar thy neighbour" policies. If we did not have the #WTO, we would need to invent it now.
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Καλή χρονιά με υγεία!

Happy new year ppl!

#σημερα εκτός από Πρωτοχρονιά στα κράτη που ακολουθούν το #gregoriancalendar και την #japan είναι η δεύτερη μέρα του #hogmanay στη #scotland, τελευταία μέρα του #kwanzaa για τους Αφροαμερικανούς, ημέρα Σύνταγματος στην #italy,

ημέρα ίδρυσης της Σλοβακικής Δημοκρατίας στη #slovakia, ημέρα αποκατάστασης της ανεξαρτησίας στην #CzechRepublic, ημέρα απελευθέρωσης των σκλάβων στις #usa και μερικά κράτη της #carribean, ημέρα της σημαίας στη #lithuania, ημέρα ίδρυσης στην #taiwan,

#παγκοσμιαΗμεραΟικογενοιας, ημέρα ανεξαρτησίας σε #brunei, #cameroon, #Haiti και #sudan, #kamakuraEbisu στην Ιαπωνία και ημέρα θριάμβου της επανάστασης στην #cuba.

#σανσημερα το 45 BCE η υιοθέτηση του Ιουλιανού ημερολογίου στη #rome, προκαλεί την πρώτη Πρωτοχρονιά.

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The #WTO US-Steel & Aluminum panel report just released is very poorly reasoned & drafted on the Art. XXI issue, especially.On the safeguards issue, the panel simply accepts the municipal law characterization of the measure as national security as dispositive of ... 1/x
2/x it being taken pursuant to XXI. Big mistake-ntl security under municipal law may, first, be a basis for taking a measure that is non-discriminatory (III:4 e.g.) & thus not pursuant to any exception; second, elements of "national" security may well be included in public order
3/x aspect of Art. XX (a), public morals, or XX (d) might also be an applicable exception. In sum, merely because basis in municipal law is a statute concerning *national* security Member not locked into invoking XXI. But the worst botch of this panel report is on "essential
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Interested in what has been happening in the #AU & #EU partnerships since their Feb Summit 9 months ago? Early this week, they met again. Has this brought new life into the partnership, or has any progress been made? A thread 👇
@ECDPM @ettg_eu
1. On peace and security

EU reiterated €600m commitment to AU and Africa-led peace support operations for 2022-2024. But concerns over the sustainability of the EPF are there. 55% of its budget for 2021-2027 has already been pledged to Ukraine.

2. On a positive note the EU announced its support for the AU Human Rights Compliance Framework as part of the EU-AU-UN tripartite cooperation launched in November.

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میخاییل لایتمن یهودی پزشک وکارشناس علوم سایبرنتیک ودستیاربزرگترین کابالیست قرن حاضرمیگوید:همه چیز به سیستم قدرت جهانی بستگی دارد،دنیامجری اوامرماخواهدبودسران کشورهافقط مجری اوامر ماهستند ودنیابه سازما می رقصد!
حالابیایم به این بپردازیم که چگونه اینهادنیا رابه سازخودمی رقصانند!⬇️
واما سران کشور ها چگونه مجری اوامر شان خواهند بودآنان باطراحی سند ۲۰۳۰ ودستور کار ۲۱ از طریق سازمان ملل متحد که خود نیز یک سازمان جهانی صهیونیستی آمریکایی ست بدنبال برقراری نظم نوین شیطانی خود وبرقراری نظام برده داری نوین! ⬇️
از طریق سازمان های جهانی صهیونیستی آمریکایی که هم اکثر کشورها عضو این سازمان ها هستند وبابستن معاهده های الزام آور مجبور به اطاعت از اینها می‌شوند و بدینگونه تمام کشور های عضو سازمان ملل در نظم نوین جهانی شیطانی به طورخودکار همراه اینها میشوند از طریق بستن معاهدات بین‌المللی!⬇️
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Um, remember when Brexiters were screaming with joy 'Go go WTO?'
👇🏻#BrexitChaos #BrexitLies #WTO
From the article
What are the implications of a permanent collapse of the international trading system?
Very real danger from such a breakdown is a return to what we saw in the 1930s. In response to the outbreak of the Great Depression, you had countries imposing trade barriers>
blocking imports from other state, and a general escalation of tit-for-tat protectionism. This response wound up not only exacerbating the effects of the depression itself but has also been credited by some as paving the way for the outbreak of the second world war.
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#WTO-#SUPERTREND sisteminde kafamda iki soru vardı. Birincisi hisse yukardan döndükten #supertrend e gelinceye kadar büyük kar kaybı oluyordu. Bu nasıl giderilebilirdi.
İkincisi #supertrend aşağı kırıldıktan sonra aynı grafik üzerinde aşağıda fiyatları nerde toplayabilirdik.
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World Trade Organization members have been meeting in Geneva all week to discuss a range of topics impacting global trade. Will the WTO reach a deal to end subsidies that promote overfishing? Here’s a look back at some important context. 🧵
2/ For decades, trade ministers have tried to reach a consensus on #FisheriesSubsidies, which have led to depleted fish stocks in the world’s oceans:…
3/ With 164 members and the rule that any agreement requires consensus among all of them, the WTO is handcuffed. Here’s a closer look at why:…
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With #Raisina2022 kickstarting today, @orfonline is delighted to announce the launch of the 6th edition of our flagship annual journal of essays, the #RaisinaFiles.

Edited by @samirsaran and @anahitakhanna95.

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Are the contours of a new geopolitical formation—the DragonBear—characterised by deepening relations between #China & #Russia in key strategic areas, now increasingly visible? If so, what are #Putin's geopolitical choices?

From @vtchakarova

To forestall ceding more manufacturing output and control over critical #supplychains to #China, other nations must be prepared to rethink long-standing conventions about international #trade, writes Jeffrey Jeb Nadaner.

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue2022
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A few thoughts about #Ukraine’s case at the #ICJ. Some have already tweeted on this (@OriPomson, @VidigalGeraldo, @amirafarhadi, @niccoloridi and @mabecker17 among others)—here’s my take. ✍🏻

#UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineInvasion

Ukraine’a Application:…
Apologies in advance for getting all #ICJ on this. 👩🏻‍⚖️

I understand the political decision for making an application to the ICJ. This thread is in no way a judgment of that decision, which is very well founded in the terrible events of the last week especially.
That said, Ukraine has (sadly but realistically) an uphill battle both to obtain the #provisionalmeasures it seeks (link to request below) and in the eventual #preliminaryobjections.…
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29/ l’Inde 🇮🇳 développe sa solution fédérale d’identité & portfolio numériques, appelée ‘One Digital ID' : passeport connecté 💉, ID régalienne, données personnelles pour les commerçants aka « Know Your Customer » , etc……
30/ Synthèse d’un discussion d’experts privés d’#ID4Africa sur leurs visions de ce que devrait ou pourra être l’identité numérique à l’ère du #Metaverse
31/ voyez comme la « Bête » numérique avance : le #passSanitaire devenu #PassVacinal pouvant se prêter, son durcissement avec une authentification, voir une identification légale est envisagé par les sociétés servant les gvts, ici en 🇩🇪 avec @ARIADNEXT…
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Welcome to Day 2⃣ of the #InDivEU Final Conference!

As always we'll be highlighting the best bits from today's panels and you can also watch LIVE ON STREAM! 👉

Check out the agenda for today! We're discussing the perspectives of different political actors on #DifferentiatedIntegration, the #SingleMarket, and Experimentalist Governance!


And if you want to meet today's speakers for the #InDivEU Final Conference be sure to check out our handy guide! 👉…

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Latest in the #WTO #AgricultureNegotiations:

Chair @GloriaAbrahamP’s report circulated yesterday

“committee … special session” = negotiations

There still seems to be little chance of substantial agreement at the Nov30–Dec3 Ministerial Conference

So most if not all will be pushed into “work programmes” after the conference, in some cases simply to keep the talks going

• Trade distorting domestic support—still differences on the approach to reductions.

• Market access—nothing on tariff cuts, only transparency on applied tariffs (rates actually applied, at or below legally bound rates in the WTO)
• Export restrictions—notifications, exempting World Food Programme purchases from restrictions

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Yesterday I was a panellist on this discussion on the #TRIPSwaiver With thanks to @MSF_access recording is 👇

Here are a few points I want to reiterate/ and add as #WTO discussions get underway today

The idea that those who support the #TRIPSwaiver do not understand/ or are misguided, is rife.

This is why nearly 200 researchers/academics/Professors in intellectual property law put out this open letter making a reasoned case for the #TRIPSwaiver…
I was struck by MEP @msaraswati comment that there is a suggestion the European Parliament did not know what it was voting for when it supported the #TRIPSwaiver or that some members 'had pushed the wrong button'.…
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Jul 15 2020: #McKinsey "has continued to scoop up #COVID19-related contracts for [] govts... in the 4 months since the pandemic started, the firm has been awarded work for state, city & federal agencies worth well over $100 million — & counting." #Reset…
June 28, 2021: "... the #World #Government #Summit will work together with a select group of knowledge partners [] that will help govt leaders globally shape their future agenda's."

#4IR #GreatReset #McKinsey #Biotech…
"...priorities must include repairing the social fabric, navigating a transformed geo technological order, competing in a transformed global economy, and securing the long-term future."

#4IR #Corporatocracy
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What do we know so far about this⬇️ meeting?

Remember the purpose is not a breakthrough, but new political direction towards consensus.

The WTO spokesman gave a briefing at about half-way through the day. Still several hours to go.

There’s some outside info available too

First, outside information. Here's @REUTERSFARGE, including links to brief summaries of what some ministers said

Here’s India’s @PiyushGoyal’s statement in full

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In exactly one month, I'll be leaving Bertelsmann Stiftung and start a new challenge. But before I leave, I would like to (re-)share some of the highlights of my work over the last five years. So join me for a little time travel and lots of still relevant research!
When I joined @GED_Tweet in 2016, the #trade world seemed still ok: the WTO still had the Appellate Body, TTIP was a political priority, Brexit had not happened and Trump was still an unlikely presidential candidate. Lots was going to change...
One of my core projects was research on public opinion and #trade. Our first publication was triggered by the intensifying debate on TTIP in Germany - but went beyond that:…
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1/ Wer jetzt die Patentaussetzung mit dem Argument zu verhindern sucht, diese würde nicht schnell genug zu zusätzlicher Impfstoffproduktion führen, hat den Ernst der Pandemie nicht verstanden! #TRIPSwaiver
Wenns angeblich nichts nutzt, warum verzögert die EU dann seit 6 Monaten?
2/ Dort, wo der Technologietransfer bereits stattgefunden hat, wie etwa in Indien, würde die Patentaussetzung schnelle zusätzliche Produktion auch über bestehende Vereinbarungen hinaus erlauben.
Die Beschränkung der Impfstoffproduktion ist auch ein längerfristiges Problem.
3/ Die wenn alles gut geht in diesem Jahr produzierten 11 Mrd. Dosen der bislang zugelassenen Impfstoffe werden keine Herdenimmunität der Weltbevölkerung herstellen. Ohne entschiedene Eindämmung durchseucht das Virus die Ungeimpften und mutiert immer weiter.
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