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EU Asia investors/HR
Paul Lim wrote:
> To: THE HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK AND OTHER INTERESTED NETWORKS
> From: PAUL LIM
> EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
> 1. The European Parliament's Sub-Committee on Human Rights will be holding
> Hearing on the "Social Clause" in June. The Committee is looking for speakers on
> this subject from Asia. Speakers are also sought for the other continents. If
> anyone or any organisation in Asia can suggest potential names of speakers,
> please let me know as soon as possible. I will need a little background of
> candidates proposed.
> The hearing is to be organised in a balance with different viewpoints for and
> against. The position of Asian governments are well-known here and this has to
> be taken into connsideration. Note that in such a hearing, the Asian embassies
> will be represented and they can intervene for their own governments or as a
> group like ASEAN.
> The date-line unfortunately is in a week's time that is by the 7th March 1996.
> If there are no suggestions from Asia then Asia could be left out.
> Now what is the scope of the "social clause" hearing. It could cover child
> labour, prison labour, forced labour, trade union rights, the whole question of
> "codes of conduct" to be observed by multinationals, small and medium-sized
> industries investing Asia. Or you may have a particular view on the "social
> clause". The final line of the person's speech will be discussed later. At the
> moment it is trying to find people. Person must be acknowledgeable on the whole
> debate on "social clause".
> Please send me your suggestions as soon as possible.
> 2. The European Parliament is also dealing with reports on the following
> countries: S. Korea, ASEAN, Vietnam's admission into EU-ASEAN Cooperation
> Agreement, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, India and China. These reports
> are either in view of the process of ratification of agreements with some of
> these countries or an appraisal of relations with these countries.
> You are invited to give input into these reports which cover a whole range of
> issues or facets of the relationship. It covers not just human rights and
> democracy but the environment, development policy, economic relations, political
> relations, political dialogue, regional cooperation, security etc.. The contents
> of any agreement with a third country covers cooperation in many fields
> including the scientific.
> So, you welcome to give me information which could be fed into these
> parliamentary reports.
> Please do not e-mail me whatever information you have as I still have problems
> in decoding files to me but fax to +32-2-2849449.
> Regards to all and yours sincerely,
> Paul Lim