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.


Deal on U.S.-Korea Trade Would Expand Excessive Investor Protections

December 9, 2010

By Sarah Anderson and Manuel Pérez Rocha – Institute for Policy Studies

On December 3rd the White House issued an announcement by President Obama that it had reached a deal with the Korean government over some revisions to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiated by the Bush administration. The changes concerned market access for automobiles and beef.  Negotiators failed to address

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Salvadoran Court Drops Mining Company’s Charges Against Cabañas Environmentalists

November 30, 2010

Source: CISPES

On November 25, 2010, a district judge in Cabañas, El Salvador, dropped serious charges against seven local environmentalists who were accused by Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining of “kidnapping”, “aggravated robbery,” and “aggravated threats” among others. All seven were members of the Cabañas Environmental Committee for the Defense of Water and Culture (CAC); charges of property destruction were referred to

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58 Community organizations call on Commerce Group to drop $100 million lawsuit against El Salvador

November 15, 2010

Source: CISPES

Milwaukee-based firm suing over decision to block its mining operations after evidence of massive water contamination First hearing set for November 15 in Washington, DC 

Milwaukee, WI,  Washington, DC: A coalition of Milwaukee and national organizations called on Commerce Group, a Milwaukee-based mining corporation to drop its controversial $100 million legal case against the government of El Salvador.  Fifty-eight

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Trade ministers urged to deny corporations ability to sue provincial, territorial governments

Source: The Counsil of Candians

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release December 2, 2010

With the upcoming meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade (CIT) ministers in Saskatoon on December 3, a wide cross-section of Canadian civil society groups are urging governments to deny corporations the right to sue the provinces and territories under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) as requested by a coalition

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