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14 June 2017

To increase accountability & access to remedy, govts. should address negative impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism on human rights, say NGOs

Author: ICAR & SOMO

"Investment-related Dispute Settlement: Towards Comprehensive Accountability and Inclusive Access to Remedy", Jun 2017...

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Report
15 October 2015

Intl. investment agreements must be in line with intl. human rights norms & law, says UN independent expert

Author: Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic & equitable intl. order

“Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order”, 14 Jul 2015...

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Article
19 June 2013
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Author: José De Echave y Emma Gómez (Perú)

...[L]los pobladores de La Oroya optaron por acudir al sistema de justicia de los Estados Unidos buscando que la casa matriz de Doe Run asuma su responsabilidad por la contaminación por plomo y los daños a la salud de 107 niños de esa localidad durante...

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Article
11 June 2013

[PDF] Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar - How Corporations Use Global Investment Rules to Undermine a Sustainable Future

Author: Thomas Mc Donagh, Democracy Center

This report is about one of the most important yet little understood weapons that these corporations have constructed to defend themselves from challenge: a vast global web of international trade and investment agreements and a corporate-friendly...

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Article
11 June 2013
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Author: Thomas Mc Donagh, Centro para la Democracia

Este informe trata de una de las armas más importantes y todavía poco entendidas, que estas corporaciones han construido para defenderse: una vasta red mundial de acuerdos de comercio e inversión internacional y un sistema de tribunales favorable a las...

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Story
29 May 2013

New report examines how companies use intl. investment rules to undermine citizen & govt. action to protect social & environmental issues

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Article
6 May 2012

Corporations Win Big in Battle Against Investment Regulation

Author: Isolda Agazzi, IPS

In a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies. According to the most...

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Article
22 December 2008

Canadian Company Threatens El Salvador with Free Trade Lawsuit Over Mining Project

Author: Cyril Mychalejko, UpsideDownWorld

A Canadian mining company intends to sue El Salvador's government for several hundred million dollars if it is not granted permission to open a widely unpopular gold and silver mine that scientists warn would have devastating effects on local water...

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Article
1 March 2005

[PDF] Human Security, Corporate Accountability and the Regulation of Trade and Investment

Author: Penelope Simons, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

Part I of this paper examines how transnational corporate activity can violate or contribute to violations of human rights and human security...Part II...examines the relationship between the regulation of international trade, TNC activity under trade...

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Article
27 September 2004

The Secret Trade Courts

Author: editorial, New York Times

...the United States trade representative has pushed countries to include clauses in trade agreements allowing companies to take trade disputes to arbitration, bypassing courts. But the arbitration process itself is often one-sided, favoring well...

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