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As a step in completing Publish What You Pay Norway´s TRACE programme , this year´s participants have worked together to produce short briefings on four topics that were selected as priorities, and that they have studied in-depth during the programme. The topics are:
October 4-7, 2011, the participants in round 2 of the TRACE programme met for the third and final module. Local host for the event was Grupo FARO. Download the narrative report here:
Summary:
Introductory speakers: Corruption in courts and access to justice for women in Guatemala.
Jennifer Bravo, lawyer, Mujeres Transformando El Mundo (MTM), Guatemala
Summary: As a step in completing the TRACE programme, the 2010-2011-participants have worked together to produce short briefings on four selected topics: “contract transparency”, “environmental issues related to EI”, “indigenous peoples´ rights and EI”, and “illicit financial flows and secrecy jurisdictions”.
Wednesday 21st september 9.30am – 12.00pm
The House of Litterature, Oslo, Wergelandsveien 29
Coffee/tea will be served from 9.30am About the report:
The Bolivian organization, Centro de Estudios y Apoyo al Desarrollo Local (CEADL), functioned as local host when the second module of TRACE 2010-2011 for Latin-America was implemented 2nd – 6th May 2011. The participants met for the second time, taking part in a five days intensive training on the following topics:
The first Module in TRACE 2010-2011 was held in Stavanger, Norway 21st November – 2nd December 2010. The module was arranged in cooperation with PETRAD .
Summary: Defining Elements outlines which concrete elements should be made subject for regulation in a full country-by-country reporting standard for the extractive industry. It is based on input from CSOs, tax experts, accounting experts, private sector, and PWYP Norway´s experiences with other processes. This is a draft for discussion, and input in writing is appreciated (input gathering is now closed).
Summary: This brief legal report, commissioned by PWYP Norway and written by the Norwegian law firm, Arntzen de Besche, suggests how Norway can implement a country-by-country reporting regulation in Norwegian law, that easily can open up for further and necessary regulation. The report summarizes the ongoing processes in the US and EU, and provides a legal consideration of a suggestion for how a Norwegian law text for the extractives sector can be based upon this.

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