WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership
Source: The Guardian Unlimited
Treaty negotiated in secret between 12 nations ‘would trample over individual rights and free expression’, says Julian Assange
WikiLeaks has released the draft text of a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a multilateral free-trade treaty currently being negotiated in secret by 12 Pacific Rim nations.
The full agreement covers a number of areas, but the chapter published by WikiLeaks focuses on intellectual property rights, an area of law which has effects in areas as diverse as pharmaceuticals and civil liberties.