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  • 1. G8 – SUMMIT & BUSINESS ETHICS Martin Pegner
  • 2. G8 SUMMITS CONTENT
    • Introduction of G8
    • History of G8
    • Past summits of G8
    • G8 Agenda
    • German summit content
    • Anti-summit content
    • Business ethics issue – freedom of movement
    • Teleological
    • Deontological
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • 2
    • 3
    • 3
    • 3
    • 4
    • 4
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Sources
    • 11
  • 3. INTRODUCTION
    • What is G8
    • The Group of Eight (G8) is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, these countries represent about 65% of the world economy.
    • Forum of world's major industrialised democracies
    • 1973 oil crisis and subsequent global recession
    • 1974 the United States created the Library Group , an informal gathering of senior financial officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, West Germany, Japan and Poland
    • 1975 French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing invited the heads of government from West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to a summit in Rambouillet - Group of Six (G6)
    • 1976 Canada joined the group at the behest of U.S – group became known as the Group of Seven (G7)
    • The European Union is represented by the President of the European Commission
    • summit at the country that holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union - first United Kingdom in 1977
    • 1994 Russia had separate meeting with leaders of the G7 after the main summit
    • Russia formally joined the group in 1997, resulting in the Group of Eight (G8)
    • last summits
    • agenda
    • Africa
    • climate change
    • c ounter t errorism
    • n on p roliferation
    • s upporting r eform in the b roader Middle East and North Africa
    • global energy security
    • infectious diseases
    • education
    • g rowth and responsibility in the global economy
    • g rowth and responsibility in Africa
  • 4. G8 SUMMIT HEILIGENDAMM
    • SUMMIT
    • # Heiligendamm Summit, June 6-8, 2007
    • # Investment, Innovation, Sustainability
    • * World Economy
    • * Free Trade
    • * Protectionism
    • * Employment
    • * Global Imbalances
    • * Systematic Stability and Transparency of Financial Markets and Hedge Funds
    • * Freedom of Investment and Global Investment Conditions
    • * Innovation and Trademark Piracy
    • * Nuclear Energy
    • * Sustainable Resource Use and Climate Change
    • # Africa: Good Governance, Sustainable Investment, Peace and Security
    • * Partnership for Reform
    • * Health and HIV/AIDS
    • * Official Development Assistance
    • * African Economic Development and Democratic Development
    • * African Outreach
    • # Cooperation with Emerging Countries
    • # Regional Issues
    • * Sudan
    • * North Korea
    • * Iran
    • * Middle East
    • # Social Dimensions of Globalization
    • # Ru ssian Participation
    • ANTI-SUMMIT
    • Animal Liberation
    • Anti-militarism
    • Anti-racism
    • Bio-technology
    • Climate Chaos
    • Culture
    • Ecology
    • Education
    • Free Spaces
    • Gender
    • Globalisation
    • Health
    • Iraq
    • Migration
    • Palestine
    • Repression
    • Social Struggles
    • Technology
    • Terror War
    • Workers' Movements
  • 5. BUSINESS ETHICS ISSUE
  • 6. BUSINESS ETHICS ISSUE
    • limit freedom of movement
      • t he G8 meeting was held inside a " Red Zone "
      • in the center of town had been declared off-limits for non-residents and surrounded by a barricade
      • protesters no chance to communicate with summit delegates
      • f ears of a terrorist attack led to an air exclusion zone around the city
      • stationing of anti-aircraft missiles
      • o nly one activist, Valérie Vie, secretary of a French branch of ATTAC, managed to publicly breach the Red Zone barrier , but was immediately stopped by police agents
      • border riots ahead of the summit ( Italy )
      • The Italian government suspended freedom of movement entitled by the Schengen treaty for the duration of the G8 summit
      • to monitor the movement of protesters arriving from across the EU
  • 7. TELEOLOGICAL
    • German government decision about RED ZONE
      • break of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
        • Article 9 : No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
        • Article 13 : (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
      • "in dubio pro reo"
      • massive violation of free movement right
      • violation of Schengen treaty
  • 8. DEONTOLOGICAL
    • German government decision about RED ZONE
      • secure citizens of Heiligendamm
      • secure political leaders on meeting
      • lower cost on police protection
      • present Germany as responsible country
      • allow calm protest – like concerts far away from Heiligendamm
  • 9. SUMMARY
    • discussion about German pre-summit descions
      • criminalisation of the Anti-G8-Resistance
      • sharp border controls during the G8-summit
      • on 9th of May the german police searched nationwide 40 projects and houses of opposers of the G8-summit because of a supposed creation of a terrorist organisation
      • London bomb attack (in time of summit) example
      • Seattle protests
  • 10. Q & A
  • 11. SOURCES
    • http://www.g-8.de/Webs/G8/EN/G8Summit/Agenda/agenda.html
    • http://www.g8.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1094235519969
    • http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/
    • http://www.antig8.tk/home_en.php
    • http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/topics/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G8
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27th_G8_summit