Saturday, January 23, 2021

Time for enforceable women's rights provisions in U.S. free trade agreements - starting with the proposed U.S.-Kenya FTA


My new IntLawGrrls post on the proposed U.S.-Kenya free trade agreement highlights the opportunity the FTA presents to the Biden administration and the U.S. Congress to transform U.S. trade policy through the adoption of enforceable women's rights provisions in U.S. free trade agreements.

The United States is falling behind the European Union and other countries like Canada, Chile, and Kenya in the adoption of gender-forward trade provision.

Update - February 13, 2021

Thanks to Aleydis Nissen of Leiden University who reached out and shared her excellent 2020 piece in AfronomicsLaw, "Where is the flower power these days? The EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement." Nissen's piece is full of up-to-date economic data and, importantly, an insightful analysis of the geopolitical and legal status of the Eastern African Community (EAC) and potential impact of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement on women's rights in the floricultural sector in Kenya.

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