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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.


Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Canadian Primer

May 5, 2010

Source: Canadian Council for International Co-operation

The Issue: There are growing concerns that certain areas of international policy and law inhibit effective government and citizen action to address human rights and poverty, particularly in the poorest countries. Policy concerns include donor-imposed conditions of aid programmes, loan conditions from the IMF, and the rules governing international trade. International investment treaties are a major part of this controversial policy framework and must be contested.

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