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13 October 2016

Intl. investment policy exacerbates vulnerabilities of people to corporate land grabs, says expert

Author: Lorenzo Cotula, International Institute for Environment and Development

"‘Land Grabbing’ and International Investment Law: Toward a Global Reconfiguration of Property?", Oct 2016...

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25 March 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S.

Author: Jonathan Weisman, New York Times

An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurt their business, according to a classified document....

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11 March 2008

IFC & John Ruggie release draft paper on foreign direct investment agreements & human rights

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11 March 2008

[PDF] Stabilization Clauses and Human Rights

Author: Andrea Shemberg, commissioned by IFC and UN Special Representative on business & human rights, John Ruggie

The purpose of this study was to examine whether stabilization clauses, a widely used risk-management device in investment contracts, may affect a state’s action to implement its international human rights obligations…The study used social and...

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17 June 2004

Company Challenges U.S. for Safeguarding Environment

Author: Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service

A Canadian company [Methanex] will be nearly one billion dollars richer if it becomes the first firm to win a trade challenge against Washington under the investment section of North America's free trade deal, but experts say a victory would deal a...

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23 October 2002

Methanex to file new NAFTA case on Calif MTBE ban

Author: Allan Dowd, Reuters

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8 August 2002

NAFTA panel says cannot rule on Methanex MTBE case [Canada/USA]

Author: Allan Dowd, Reuters

The case has been closely watched by green and civil rights groups who worried that Methanex's case - filed under NAFTA's Chapter 11 investor protection rules - was an example of how private companies can use the agreement to undermine government...

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25 March 2002

Toxic Trade? A Canadian chemical firm says California's pollution controls violate NAFTA rules

Author: Margot Roosevelt, Time Magazine

In Santa Monica...the groundwater is poisoned... a pollutant has leaked from the underground tanks of gasoline stations. The culprit: methyl tertiary butyl ether...As lawsuits against 18 oil companies drag on, California has ordered a phaseout of the...

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19 January 2001

NAFTA Arbitration Panel Makes Precedent Setting Ruling In Favour of Canadian NGO

Author: International Institute for Sustainable Development [IISD]

Decision favours IISD intervention in upcoming Methanex Chapter 11 hearing

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