[icann-see] TPP, TTIP, CETA, TISA

Dusan Stojicevic dusan at dukes.in.rs
Mon Nov 21 18:45:52 CET 2016

Dear all,


Another info about interesting event, with serious topic and good speakers, from our supporting org:


Internet Society of Serbia invites you to the international panel discussion dedicated to Internet freedom in the context of trade agreements - CCI *, TTIP **, *** CETA, TISA ****

// Thursday, 11/26/2016. 19.00, Center for Cultural Decontamination (Birčaninova 21, Belgrade) //


We'll try to answer questions like: what kind of danger present ideas that were included in these agreements, which are not yet in effect, from the perspective of Internet freedom, with comparative reference to similar tendencies in Serbia, although it is not in the scope of these agreements.


The debate will be an introduction for further discussion to provide:

Renata Avila, WebWeWant, Courage Fund, DiEM2025

Walter van Holst, European Digital Rights Initiative

Desiree Milosevic, ISOC Board of Trustees, ISOC UK, Internet Society of Serbia

Slobodan Markovic, the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak, OCCRP, Internet Society Polish

Djordje Krivokapic, Share Defense, Serbia

moderator: Aranđel Bojanović, Internet Society of Serbia


Although listed international trade agreements most often are presented to the public in a positive light, as a solution that removing tariffs and other forms of restrictions on free trade, to ensure the prosperity and well-being, in recent years they have caused extensive protests of many political actors, trade unions, civil society and independent collectives, predominantly in countries of the European Union, but also in other countries in which these agreements relate.


Most criticism was directed at the point that agreements can result in even greater economic, political and social injustice. In addition, negotiations on them were conducted far from the public eye and in the embrace of political and corporate elite. A good part of the substance of these agreements was initially became public by WikiLeaks.


The thing that attracted the most attention is certainly the introduction of international arbitration (Investor State Dispute Settlement) in disputes between the host country and foreign investors in this business. In short, if the state amend legislation that will reduce the expected profit of investors, at least in the area of ​​human health and environmental protection, can be sued by investors who believe that the time his income reduced and obliged to pay compensation.




How does all this reflects the Internet freedom in relation to the free sharing culture, the right to privacy, network neutrality, digital inequality, digital shared resources and many other topics, we will try to establish the first in a series of public debates on this topic.






* TPP (Trans-Pacific Islands Partnerships / Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement regulating the common market between USA, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

** TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership / Trans-Atlantic partnership for trade and investment) Bilateral agreement on trade between the US and the EU.

*** CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement / Comprehensive Economic Trade contract) Bilateral agreement on trade between Canada and the EU.

**** TISA (Trade In Services Agreement / Agreement on Trade in Services) international agreement involving 23 countries including the US and EU.





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