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.


Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS): the threat to health, environment and other social regulation

Source: Aftinet.org.au

Paper presented at the Stakeholders Forum, eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, September 10, 2011, Chicago, USA.

Summary: This paper provides a brief overview of the experience of investor state disputes settlement (ISDS) and the debate about ISDS in Australia, which resulted in its exclusion from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) negotiated in 2004. The evidence on ISDS was re-examined by

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Week of Action on Investment Treaties and for an Alternative Investment Regime

Source: Seattle to Brussels Network

Week of Action on Investment Treaties and for an Alternative Investment Regime, 5 – 8 November 2011, Brussels

International investment agreements (IIAs), such as Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), pose a threat to economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, as well as to democracy and people’s sovereignty. These agreements undermine the right of governments to regulate

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Capital Controls and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

September 1, 2011

By Sarah Anderson

The first trade agreement to be negotiated by the Obama administration should allow governments to control volatile capital flows.

U.S. negotiators are hardliners against capital controls in current Trans-Pacific trade talks with eight other countries.  Their position is more rigid than the International Monetary Fund and previous U.S. regimes, including the Reagan administration.

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