About the Project

The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.

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Memo to US: only fools rush in If negotiators aren’t careful, a US-China investment treaty could prove as explosive as currency manipulation or climate change

Sunday 21 March 2010

By Sarah Anderson

Source: guardian.co.uk

US diplomats are no doubt eager to find something – anything – on which the Obama administration and China can agree. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that they appear eager to make progress in the seemingly sleepy arena of bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations.

It’s true these deals haven’t grabbed headlines in

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Philip Morris vs. Uruguay

March 4, 2010 By Juan Antonio Montecino and Rebecca Dreyfus Source: Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF)

Philip Morris International believes Uruguay is Marlboro Country. On February 19, the tobacco giant filed a lawsuit against that country, charging that new health measures involving cigarette packaging amount to unfair treatment of the company.

Uruguay’s new legislation, submitted in June 2009 and expected to go into effect

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