What could a trade deal with the Gulf Co-operation Council mean for women, for workers and for human rights?

Posted on March 01, 2022
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The UK government say that this will promote "peace, security [and] stability in the Middle East region." Yet no mention is made of women's, workers' or human rights issues, or of any plans to address these as a precondition of trade negotiations.

This briefing will explore life and freedoms in the Gulf, and whether a trade and investment deal with the bloc is the right approach. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:

  • Vani Saraswathi, Director of Projects at Migrant-Rights.org
  • James Lynch, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Shaikha Al-Hashem, researcher and workers' and women's rights activist
  • Tom Wills, Project Manager at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Presentations will be followed by time for audience questions and discussion.

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This briefing is the third in an eight-part series exploring the social and environmental impacts of trade policy in 2022. Details of all sessions are available at https://www.tjm.org.uk/blog/2022/tjm-launches-briefing-series-on-trade-justice