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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.

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Full text of India-US joint statement

Source: Hindustantimes.com

New Delhi, July 19, 2011

India’s Minister of External Affairs Shri SM Krishna and the US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met in New Delhi on July 19, 2011, for the second annual meeting of the India-US Strategic Dialogue. The leaders recognized the achievements made since the inaugural Strategic Dialogue in June 2010 and President Obama’s historic visit to India in

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India rejects clause on litigation

Source: Americanchronicle.com

By Asit Ranjan Mishra, Mint, New Delhi

July 4–Despite a demand by the European Union (EU), India is unlikely to allow a clause in a proposed trade pact with the bloc that permits an overseas investor to sue a host country at an international dispute settlement agency.

EU wanted the inclusion of such a clause, known as an investor to state dispute

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Friends of the Earth announces opposition to U.S.-Colombia trade pact

Source: Friends of Earth

Monday, July 11, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, ktrout@foe.org; Nick Berning, 202-222-0748, nberning@foe.org Agreement’s investment chapter threatens environment

Washington, D.C.—Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica had this statement at a rally in opposition to the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement held in front of the White House today:

“Friends of the Earth calls on Congress and President

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Like Water for Gold in El Salvador

Source: The Nation

July 11, 2011

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-funded Salvadoran military as it burned their houses and fields in an early stage of the country’s twelve-year civil war. Dozens were killed as they crossed the Lempa River into refugee

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Canadian mining firm threatens legal action against Peru

Source: Theglobeandmail.com

BRENDA BOUW MINING REPORTER, VANCOUVER— From Monday’s Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jun. 26, 2011 9:28PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jun. 26, 2011 9:52PM EDT

Canada’s Bear Creek Mining Corp. is threatening a legal challenge against Peru after its mining rights were revoked in a move that raises the risk for other resource companies doing business in the mineral-blessed South American country.

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NAFTA investment disputes – where are we?

Source: Lexology.com

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Lawrence Herman

Canada, Mexico, USA

June 28 2011

Investment Disputes Roll Along

Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement allows private investors from the US and Mexico to bring binding arbitration against Canada for allegations that a Canadian law – including one enacted by a Canadian province – contravenes obligations under the Agreement.

These disputes

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India rejects clause on litigation

Source: Americanchronicle.com

By Asit Ranjan Mishra, Mint, New Delhi

July 4–Despite a demand by the European Union (EU), India is unlikely to allow a clause in a proposed trade pact with the bloc that permits an overseas investor to sue a host country at an international dispute settlement agency.

EU wanted the inclusion of such a clause, known as an investor to state dispute

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OIL AND GAS: Corporate America closes ranks behind Chevron in Ecuador case

Source: Humanitariannews.org

07/05/2011

NARUC Summer 2011 Meetings Lawrence Hurley, E&E reporter

Several top multinational corporations and leading industry groups have signaled support for Chevron Corp. in its fight against a court ruling in Ecuador awarding indigenous plaintiffs up to $18 billion for oil pollution.

Dow Chemical Co., Shell Oil Co. and Dole Food Co. Inc. are among those backing Chevron before the New York-based

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Sleeping Lions

Source: OXFAM

International investment treaties, state-investor disputes and access to food, land and water

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Summary

Today, the world’s natural resources are under increasing pressure and are often the object of important power struggles between corporations, states and communities. National governments and international institutions are responsible for shaping the environment in which these different interests operate. As foreign investments in

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New Report on Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Source: GDAE

Today GDAE Senior Researcher Kevin P. Gallagher releases a new report and policy brief showing how sovereign debt restructuring could be deemed illegal under thousands of international trade and investment agreements.  Given that many economists think that Greece will inevitably restructure its debt in the not too distant future, these findings may have immediate repercussions.  The report has been published by International

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First a Gold Rush, Then the Lawyers

Source: The New York Times

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Published: June 25, 2011

SAN ISIDRO, El Salvador ­ When a Central American gold rush brought a Canadian mining company here a few years ago, the company promised to stake a claim that would be as green as the lush hills.

Salvadorans who rely on the waters of the Rio Lempa for their farms blamed

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