SOCIAL WATCH E-NEWSLETTER - Issue 105 - October 05, 2012

Issue 105 - October 05, 2012

Banking reform should be in line with human rights

A group of United Nations independent experts on extreme poverty, external debt and equitable order reminded European Union governments that economic reforms must be crafted in line with the human rights obligations of States, following the release of a European-wide flagship study on the structure of the EU banking sector.
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Human trafficking is devastating the Sinai

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) must organize the protection of the refugees it takes responsibility for in the Sinai, so that they are secure in the camps and do not risk kidnapping, according to a new report authored by Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos and Dr Conny Rijken, from Tilburg University and European External Policy Advisors (EEPA)t.
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WTO must host a special debate on financial regulations, 112 CSOs demand

A statement signed by 112 major civil society organizations, which represent hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries, supports an Ecuador’s proposal for a special World Trade Organization (WTO) session to review the current scholarship and opinion at the international level on the compatibility of its rules with robust financial regulations. The initiative will be discussed at the WTO’s Committee on Trade in Financial Services on Oct. 1.
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Tunisia: A procedure that transforms the victim of rape into the accused

Tunisian civil society is rallying in support of a 27 years-old woman who accused two policemen of raping her on September 3. The woman and her fiancé were summoned by a judge on Wednesday to face charges of “indecency” brought by those officers. Leading non governmental organizations, including the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD) and the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH), have formed a committee to co-ordinate a campaign to defend the couple.
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Online consultation on inequalities 

UN Women and UNICEF are inviting civil society groups to join a "global conversation" to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in terms of major inequalities and to discuss the options for ensuring that these inequalities are addressed in a new development framework after 2015.

To participate follow this link:
You can read more about the consultation here:



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