Human rights and trade in the Pacific: A paper on designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for PACER-Plus

IWDA is working with researchers from La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne to undertake a collaborative and innovative desk-research project to identify the appropriateness and potential structure of a gendered Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) for the PACER-Plus trade agreement. This research paper will build the Australian and Pacific Island NGO sector’s knowledge of intersections between human rights and trade, develop appropriate and ‘Pacific specific’ methodologies for undertaking a HRIA, and provide a basis for sector-wide advocacy to strengthen the delivery of AusAID’s Aid for Trade program, and coherence between AusAID’s sustainable development objectives and trade negotiation processes.

For more detail and links please follow this link to our PACER-Plus Human Rights Impact Assessment page