Human Rights • Trade and Investment • UPOV • ISDS
All people should have the same rights and opportunities, but some are more fortunate than others. I want to help make heard the voices of those fighting an uphill battle due to power imbalance. At Both ENDS, I can use the experiences from local groups and peoples on the ground to inform decision makers who think on a policy level and vice versa.
Publication / 4 April 2019
Publication / 7 November 2018
Blog / 28 September 2018
In 2001 Tanzania and the Netherlands signed a treaty only known to a few; a so-called Bilateral Investment Treaty aimed "to extend and intensify the economic relations between them and to stimulate the flow of capital and technology and the economic development of the Contracting Parties". But signing the treaty was in fact mainly a symbolic act which since then has had little if any effect in this respect. In fact, a report by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis found that BITs have no positive effect on investment in low and lower middle income countries located in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania.
Blog / 22 March 2018
"How many layers of clothing are you wearing? One? No, that's not enough. You should wear your ski pants over your jeans, and change your shoes for snowboots." And there you are, on day 1 of your trip to Mongolia. I had already heard that Mongolia is very cold at the end of November, and with -22 degrees that seemed to be all true.