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SUNS # 9148 Monday 29 June 2020

Trade : Rules Chair issues draft consolidated text on fisheries subsidies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the Doha rules negotiations has issued a draft consolidated text for expediting the negotiations on disciplines on IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing, overfished stocks, and overfishing and overcapacity.

COVID-19 : EU prioritizes its access to vaccines, paying lip service to solidarity (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant and K. M. Gopakumar, London/New Delhi)
The European Commission has released an "EU Strategy for COVID-19 vaccines" that is premised on sealing advance purchase agreements with vaccine producers to secure production of vaccines in the European Union and sufficient supplies for its Member States.

Opinion : The best law capital can buy (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Katharina Pistor's recent book, The Code of Capital: How the law creates wealth and inequality shows how law has been crucial to the creation of capital, and how capital continues to survive, evolve and enhance its ability to "make money", or secure wealth legally, i.e., through the law.

COVID-19 : Lets stop the next wave of medicalisation over mental health (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The current pandemic is not only heightening mental health concerns, but might also put many at risk of becoming institutionalised or being neglected by the system.

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