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.

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Investment Treaties and Why They Matter to Sustainable Development: Questions and answers

Source: iisd

 Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Aaron Cosbey, Lise Johnson, Damon Vis-Dunbar, IISD, 2011. Book, 62 pages, copyright: IISD

This handbook focuses on international treaties that guarantee standards of treatment for foreign investors. Today, there are literally thousands of investment treaties between governments, and many more are signed every year. Historically, developed countries pushed the agreements in order to provide an extra measure of legal protection

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VIDEO: World Bank Protest – Pacific Rim v El Salvador Case – 12-15-2011

Pacific Rim is suing El Salvador for up to hundreds of millions of dollars under the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) for not approving a mining license. Since Canada isn’t part of this agreement, Pacific Rim opened a subsidiary in Reno, Nevada.

Why the 99 Percent are Protesting at the World Bank Today

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

December 15, 2011 · By John Cavanagh

Undemocratic provisions in treaties enable corporations to sue governments in international tribunals over environmental, health, and other measures foreign countries take to protect the public.

Today I will join leaders from the labor, environmental, faith, and human rights communities to protest in front of the World Bank.

Why?

We’ll be there to

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Groups come together outside World Bank tribunal to defend El Salvador, defeat unfair trade policy

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

December 15, 2011 · By Lacy MacAuley

Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.

Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under

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Protestors Condemn Mining Corporation Suing El Salvador

Source: Inter Press Service

By Barbara Doherty

WASHINGTON, Dec 15, 2011 (IPS) – Protestors rallied in front of World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. today hoping to persuade a tribunal housed there to dismiss a case brought by Pacific Rim Mining Corporation against the government of El Salvador.

Pacific Rim is suing El Salvador for more than 77 million dollars over the government’s refusal

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Open Letter to World Bank Officials on Pacific Rim-El Salvador Case

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

December 12, 2011 · By Manuel Perez-Rocha

Pacific Rim is suing El Salvador for up to hundreds of millions of dollars under the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement for not approving a mining license. Since Canada isn’t part of this agreement, Pacific Rim opened a subsidiary in Reno, Nevada.

To: Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID

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Mining for Profits

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

Sarah Anderson

IPS Global Economy Project Director

Posted: 12/16/11 02:46 PM ET

The small country of El Salvador has dared to stand up against powerful international gold mining companies. And now they’re dealing with the blowback.

One of the companies salivating over El Salvador’s gold is suing the government for their failure to bow down and grant a permit for a proposed

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VIDEO. Global Investment Rules: Threat to Democracy and the Environment

NJGI is proud to announce our new educational video about global investment rules.  Told through the voices of people working to battle the injustices of these rules from countries across the world, the video is a vibrant and visual way to help people understand what is at stake, for our rights, for the environment and for democracy. and if you want to download it

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