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16 October 2015

Proposed EU-US trade deal threatens UN Sustainable Development Goals, says Trade Justice Movement

“TTIPing Away the Ladder: How the EU-US trade deal could undermine the Sustainable Development Goals”, 1 Sep 2015...

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18 February 2014

Biwater-Tanzania arbitration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In August 2005, Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) Ltd. (BGT), a private water company, filed a request for arbitration with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) regarding a contractual dispute with the United Republic of...

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25 June 2013

Case profile: Biwater-Tanzania arbitration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for arbitration requested by Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) over contractual dispute with Tanzania over operation and management of Dar es Salaam water system.]

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Article
25 July 2012

Human rights and investment law: the potential for resolving disputes

Author: Allison Lindner, Independent Legal Researcher, in Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB)

It is an interdisciplinary medley of international and domestic investment law, natural resource law; land law and human rights law. The common thread is property rights and how these relations are articulated in a web of conflicting legal frameworks...

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Article
31 December 2008

ICSID Tribunal Finds Tanzania To Have Violated Bilateral Investment Treaty But Declines To Award Any Damages

Author: Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor of Law at Univ. of California, Davis, in ASIL Insight (American Society of Intl. Law)

Privatization of public services, such as the provision of utilities and waste disposal facilities, has led to many investment disputes... Biwater Gauff (a joint venture of two European companies [via an operating company, City Water]...)...was...

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Article
29 October 2008

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches world’s first online portal profiling human rights lawsuits against companies

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Today the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches a free online portal – the first to bring together and demystify lawsuits from across the world alleging human rights abuses by companies. The portal summarises in non-legal...

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Article
29 July 2008

Water: Campaigners cheer defeat of Biwater's £10m Tanzanian claim

Author: Xan Rice, Guardian [UK]

Anti-poverty campaigners were yesterday celebrating the failure of a British water company to win up to £10m for a bungled privatisation in Tanzania. Biwater…took Tanzania's government to the World Bank's business tribunal in 2006, arguing its assets...

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Article
28 July 2008

Biwater Response to Outcome of ICSID Arbitration

Author: Biwater

Biwater is pleased that an ICSID Arbitral Tribunal has upheld its claim that the Government of Tanzania broke the terms of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the UK and Tanzania on four separate counts….However, although the Tribunal...

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24 July 2008

World Bank tribunal finds Tanzania at fault in ending contract with Biwater over access & pricing issues, but awards company no damages

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Article
24 July 2008

[PDF] Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) Ltd. v. Republic of Tanzania - Award

Author: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

[Text of final decision of ICSID arbitral tribunal]

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