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.


Obama’s Trip to India: Don’t Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty

October 26, 2010

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

By Sarah Anderson

The U.S. and India should not sign a treaty that will only serve the short-term interests of large corporations, and undermine the authority of governments to protect their people from financial crisis.

After what’s expected to be a grim election for his party, President Barack Obama will fly to the other side of

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Korea Free Trade Agreement: Investor Protection Clauses

Source: You Tube

Korea Free Trade Agreement: Investor Protection Clauses (David Delk, Portland Alliance for Democracy)

Bolivia asks court to enjoin arbitration under BIT; Government questions agreement of former Minister to waive jurisdiction

October 11, 2010

Source: IAReporter

By Luke Eric Peterson

The Plurinational State of Bolivia has asked a U.S. Federal Court to enjoin an arbitration proceeding brought by a Dutch subsidiary of Telecom Italia under the Netherlands-Bolivia bilateral investment treaty (BIT).

Bolivia contends that a former Minister in charge of “Legal Defence” exceeded her authority when she agreed last year to the discontinuation of an

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US Wants to Send Latest Tuna-Dolphin Spat with Mexico to NAFTA

September 29, 2010

Source: International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

The US government has called for the creation of a dispute settlement panel under the North American Free Trade Agreement to rule on Mexico’s decision to pursue a complaint about US labelling rules for ‘dolphin safe’ tuna at the WTO rather than under NAFTA.

Washington contends that Mexico’s decision to pursue the case

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Gold Reserve Inc. Submits $1.928 Billion Arbitration Claim to World Bank’s ICSID

September 29, 2010

Source: bilaterals.org

SPOKANE, Wash., Sep 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Gold Reserve Inc. announced today it has filed its arbitration claim against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), in accordance with the provisions of the Canada-Venezuela Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”).

Gold Reserve’s claim alleges violations of three provisions of the

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