Articles by Martin Khor

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Avoid Patent Clauses in Trade Treaties That Can Kill Millions
Martin Khor – Inter Press Service-IPS, 6 Mar 2017

27 Feb 2017 – Recently a very interesting article on why there are inequalities in access to health care and how medicine prices are beyond the reach of many people was published in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. The authors, who are eminent experts in development and public health, pinpointed trade and investment agreements for being one of the greatest health threats.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA): When Foreign Investors Sue the State
Martin Khor, Third World Economics – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2013

The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the host-country government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

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WTO: Stingy with the Poor, Generous with the Rich
Martin Khor – Inter Press Service-IPS, 7 Oct 2013

Martin Khor, the executive director of the South Centre, writes about how the WTO’s agriculture rules favour rich countries while punishing developing countries.

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Latin America: New Coalition of Countries to Take On the Multinationals
Martin Khor - IDN-InDepth News, 1 Jul 2013

Leaders of several Latin American countries have set up a new coalition to coordinate actions to face the growing number of international legal suits being taken against governments by transnational companies. A ministerial meeting of 12 countries held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, decided on several joint actions to counter the threat posed by these law suits, which have claimed millions or even billions of dollars from governments.

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Africa Is Resisting the Threat of Europe’s Free Trade Agreements
Martin Khor - The China Post, Kuala Lumpur, 6 Dec 2010

The economies of Africa, the world’s poorest region, are under severe threat from free trade agreements that they are under pressure to sign with the European Union, the world’s richest region. Under these economic partnership agreements (EPAs), Europe wants Africa to open up its economies to European goods, services and companies. But the African countries are understandably worried their small industries and service operators will not be able to survive free competition from giant European companies, banks and commercial firms.

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