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.


Reclaiming the public interest in Europe’s international investment policy: Will the future EU BITs be any better than the 1200 existing BITs of EU member states?

September 23, 2010

Source: Investment Treaty News

Marc Maes The Lisbon Treaty has shifted the competence related to Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from the European Union Member States to the Union and has added it to the Union’s exclusive common commercial policy. This transfer of competence not only requires the development of a common EU investment policy, but also legislative steps to clarify the

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Ecuador Assembly agrees to end international investment pacts

September 15, 2010

Source: bilaterals.org

By Mercedes Alvaro, Dow Jones Newswires

QUITO -(Dow Jones)- Ecuador’s National Assembly has approved a government request to end bilateral investment promotion and protection agreements with Germany, the U.K. and Northern Ireland.

National Assembly member Linda Machuca told Dow Jones Newswires Wednesday that the assembly made the decision Tuesday, following a request by President Rafael Correa.

Machuca said the

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NAFTA investment disputes increasingly targeting Canada

Ottawa, provinces need protocol on sharing tab in legal actions against Canada: study

By Andi Balla | Publication Date: July 26, 2010

Investment claims have overtaken trade disputes as the leading trend of cross-border legal action related to the North American Free Trade Agreement, says a study released last week by the C.D. Howe Institute

“The decline in trade disputes may be due, in

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Leading academics voice concerns over investment treaties

September 2, 2010

Source: TWN

Geneva, 2 Sep (Sanya Smith) — On the eve of UNCTAD’s 2nd World Investment Forum, a group of academic experts on investment law raise serious concerns about ‘the harm done to the public welfare by the international investment regime’.

In an unusual display of concern, 37 academics from developed and developing countries, including eminent writers in the field of

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Bipartisan Group of Legislators Ask Sen. Wyden to Defend Oregon Laws from Attack in International Tribunals

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Source: citizenstrade.org

Contact: Arthur Stamoulis, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, (503) 736-9777

The Korea Free Trade Agreement Poses Serious Threat to State Sovereignty

Salem, Ore. — A bipartisan group of Oregon State Legislators sent U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) a letter today urging him to use his position as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on International Trade to strip provisions from

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