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SUNS # 9861 Monday  25 September 2023


Trade: Indonesia voices grave concern over dispute settlement talks at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As the facilitator overseeing the informa l discussions on reforming the WTO's dispute settlement system is about to is sue a draft negotiating text, Indonesia has expressed grave concern that many mem bers from developing and least-developed countries, "who inherently do not have a dedicated delegate for the dispute settlement reform issue," are unable to participate in the discussions and that this situation will create gaps in the knowledge, said people familiar with the development.

Trade: Ukraine initiates disputes against Poland, Hungary & Slovak Republic (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Ukraine has initiated disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the imposition of import bans by Poland, Hungary and the Slovak Republic on a wide range of agricultural products, including grains, from Ukraine.

Afghanistan: Numerous violations by de facto authorities against detainees (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Over 1,600 cases of human rights violations were committed by the de facto authorities in Afghanistan relating to the a rrest and subsequent detention of individuals during a period of 19 months, the U N Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said.

UN: Afghan women & girls - how ICC probe could expand human rights (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Two years have passed since the Taliban re-assumed power in Afghanistan, and women and girls have yet to re turn to work or school.

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