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

Michael Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 15:03:13 CET 2016

I would so love to attend, but I'm in the US. Wishing you all the best!


On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Desiree Miloshevic <
dmiloshevic at afilias.info> wrote:

> Hi Dusan
> The panel takes place on SATURDAY, November 26, 2016
> Desiree
> --
> On 21 Nov 2016, at 17:45, Dusan Stojicevic <dusan at dukes.in.rs> wrote:
> 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.
> https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2016/02/zombie-isds
> 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.
> https://www.facebook.com/events/1713985075596693/
> * 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.
> Cheers,
> Dusan
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