Claim That TPP Promotes Free Trade 'is a Myth' - Former UN Delegate

"The claim that the US Export-Import Bank and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement promote free trade is a myth because they selectively liberalize or manage markets based on what best suits US interests, former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Professor Raj Bhala told Sputnik.

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The Export-Import Bank and TPP, Bhala argued, both largely operate contrary to free trade principles by promoting free trade in those sectors that are beneficial to the United States and its partners, while 'managing' trade in others.

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"We spend the hour exploring what could become the world’s largest trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What could it mean for the countries that are considering signing onto it? Can it be democratic, humanitarian and transparent?

Raj Bhala is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at The University of Kansas School of Law. He is the author of International Trade Law: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice Documents Supplement and Trade, Development, and Social Justice.

KU professor gives input on French newspaper attack

"French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects in a deadly attack against newspaper offices that killed 12 people and shook the nation.
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It was the deadliest attack in France in half a century.

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University of Kansas Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Raj Bhala said that this attack can affect American communities by people misunderstanding the attacks and backlashing.

CIA interrogation report released

"The US Senate Intelligence Committee this week released their report into the CIA interrogation program, which was established after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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Producer George Freeman spoke to Raj Bhala, lawyer, author and associate dean for international law at the University of Kansas School of Law, on the release of the CIA interrogation report."

KU professor: Torture report's release shows U.S. strength

"A 500-page U.S. Senate report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques has drawn strong reaction. A professor at the University of Kansas said the content may be troubling, but it's important that the report was released.

Raj Bhala, the associate dean for international law at the University of Kansas School of Law, said it's upsetting it took so long for the report to finally come out.

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