Everyone will play a role as a VC or a founder. Another student will play the opposite role. Please prepare in advance for the secret role that will be distributed prior to the game.
Based on your experience during the simulation, you need to submit a 2- 4 pages summary on the following topics.
What was your primary and secondary goal? How did you plan to achieve them?
How would you characterize your negotiation strategy?
To what extent did you address the needs of the other players?
What would you do differently next time?
present evidence that backs their personal positions, the Secretariat’s role is to act impartially. The neutrality of the Secretariat is controlled by the fact that recommendations made on behalf of information that follows the listing criteria will be most convincing, and therefore get approved. Lastly, the Secretariat’s role as exclusive agenda setter gives him a vast amount of authority, which is unusual in international environmental law, as expert groups are usually given this duty. Although the CITES Committees on Plants and Animals can submit proposals, ultimately, they do not hold a fundamental position. While the Secretariat undoubtedly plays a large authoritative role, the CoP’s scrutiny is enough to limit the discretion and ensure that the Secretariat is working impartially for CITES as a whole. This is evidenced by the positive impact made by the current Secretariat, John E. Scanlon, who has, since his appointment in 2010, been making a progressive contribution to the running of CITES. 4. Enforcement: Instead of setting out specific compliance procedures, the Convention indicates that Parties must comply by implementing national legislation that fulfils CITES’ aims. This has caused the enforcement system to be moulded through secondary legislation and practice. For instance, the most influential document is the ‘Guide to CITES Compliance Procedures,’ which notwithstanding its adoption by the CoP, remains non-legally binding. a. Data: CITES’ exclusive reliance on reporting of data from individual countries demonstrates the absence of checks and balances in the enforcement system. The inability or lack of will of some countries to adhere to the reporting requirements means that the information provided regarding national implementation is unreliable. The a>GET ANSWER