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    CCJ Advisory Opinion Endorses Differentiated Approach to Free Movement in CARICOM

    Dr. Jan Yves Remy and Alicia Nicholls On 18 March 2020, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered its first Advisory Opinion following a request filed a year ago by the Caribbean Community (the Community).  It was asked to consider the legality of CARICOM Heads of Government’s decision allowing two Member States – Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis – to opt out of an earlier decision to enlarge the list of skilled workers eligible to move and seek employment under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CCJ solicited and received written and oral submissions from…

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    CCJ Issues its First Advisory Opinion on Freedom of Movement

    Caribbean Court of Justice: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)) on Wednesday last, provided its first advisory opinion concerning the interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). The CARICOM Heads had requested the Court’s advice on two specific questions relating to freedom of movement within the Community. The questions concerned a decision by the Heads a) to enlarge the list of CARICOM workers who were entitled to seek employment in each other’s country by including agricultural workers and security guards (“the enlargement decision”) and b) to agree to the requests made by the states of Antigua and…

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    A WTO Investment Facilitation Agreement: Any added value for the Caribbean?

    Alicia Nicholls The majority of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members have this month commenced negotiations to conclude a binding multilateral agreement on investment facilitation for development. The negotiations, which have received the support of the global business community, seek to facilitate investment flows between economies in a sustainable and pro-development manner. To date, one hundred WTO Members, including four CARICOM Member States, have endorsed the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation for Development. Essentially, Member States will be negotiating the investment equivalent of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Caribbean countries are largely net foreign direct investment (FDI) importers, that is,…

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    SRC/IDB Blockchain Symposium

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    Conference Call for Proposals: Teaching International Law

    A group of international law teachers have formed an Organising Committee to convene a British Institute of International and Comparative Law conference on Teaching International Law. The Organising Committee invites all those engaging with the teaching of international law from around the world to share their experiences and critically reflect on current practices of teaching international law. The aim is to foster reflection and discussion amongst the plurality of actors that teach international law across different contexts, traditions, and perspectives. Reflections may focus on general courses of international law or more specialised courses – including courses concerning particular branches of…

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    The Art of the US-China Trade Deal

    Chelceé Brathwaite Over the past 18 months China and the United States of America (US) have been embroiled in a trade war.  That trade war is the result of escalations in tensions surrounding alleged unfair trade practices by China, such as forced technology transfers, currency manipulation and others. By the end of 2019, the USA had imposed tariffs on US$550 billion worth of Chinese goods and China had retaliated likewise with tariffs on US$185 billion worth of American goods. Apart from the repercussions felt by both economies including a sharp decline in bilateral trade, higher prices for consumers and trade…

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    National Consultations to inform the new Results-Focused 2020 CARICOM Strategic Plan

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is supporting CARICOM Member States and Associate Members to convene broad-based consultations over the period 11 February to 6 April 2019 to inform the development of the Results-Focused 2020 Caribbean Community Strategic Plan.The New Strategic Plan will, among other things, serve to define the direction of the Caribbean Community over the Plan’s horizon; keep implementing partners focused, and lay-out the strategies to secure the future in a dynamic and often challenging global environment.A wide range of stakeholders from the public, private, and the not-for-profit sectors including the Youth, labour…

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    SIEL/JIEL/OUP Essay Prize

    The SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize is an essay prize, jointly established by the Society of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and Oxford University Press, to award the best essay submitted on any topic in the field of international economic law. The competition is open annually to all current undergraduate and graduate students of any university or other tertiary education institution, and those who have graduated from a university or other tertiary education institution no earlier than five years before the submission deadline. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions. Members of the SIEL Executive Council…

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    Engaging the Caribbean Diaspora for Trade and Sustainable Development

    Alicia Nicholls Some four million people of Caribbean descent live outside of the region, according to data from the United Nation’s Population Division. Persons of Caribbean descent can be found across the world, but their main hubs are in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and parts of continental Europe, such as France and The Netherlands. With regard to emigrant stock as a percentage of their national populations, the percentage for Caribbean countries in 2013 varied from as ‘low’ as 11% in the Dominican Republic to as high as 103% for the Commonwealth of Dominica. In their…

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    DAOC Training Module on Understanding International Sanctions- Implications for the Caribbean

    Have you completed an academic degree incorporating multidisciplinary formal training in politics or economics or public/business administration or policy analysis or culture and society, drawing upon a Caribbean perspective or regional focus? Are you of the view that, while you have broad exposure to and knowledge of key disciplinary concepts, theories and debates at an advanced level, as a mid-career professional with specialized policy experience in order to drive greater success and gain an edge in taking the next step on your career path in the public, private, or non-profit sector (professional contexts wherein diplomacy looms large) you need to…

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