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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Don’t Expand NAFTA

Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

By Manuel Perez-Rocha and Stuart Trew

July 26, 2012

The United States recently announced that Canada and Mexico will join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a secretive U.S.-led multinational trade and investment agreementcurrently being negotiated with eight other countries in the Pacific Rim region.

On the other side of the Pacific, Japanese legislators are defecting in droves to try

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How to Kill a BIT and Not Die Trying: Legal and Political Challenges of Denouncing or Renegotiating Bilateral Investment Treaties

Source: Papers.ssrn.com

Arbitration issue delays Korea free trade deal

Source: Theaustralian.com.au

by: Rowan Callick

June 14, 2012

SOUTH Korea’s top trade strategist has revealed that the crucial last-minute sticking point preventing Australia from clinching the frustratingly close free trade agreement between the countries is Canberra’s refusal to let foreign firms arbitrate in third countries.

Negotiations with Australia’s third biggest export market – $23.4 billion in sales last year – have taken three years,

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TPP trade negotiations in San Diego: a dagger through the heart

Source: Friends of the Earth

Posted Jul. 10, 2012 / Posted by: Bill waren

“The trade ministers get together to set the rules of trade. They don’t worry about the environment; that’s somebody else’s agenda. Trade above all — that’s the way they approach it. And as a result of that, we get a trade agenda that puts environmental and other concerns below.”–Joseph Stiglitz,

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Brazil: Emerging markets can regulate global finance

Source: Financial Times

July 10, 2012 1:44 pm by Financial Times

Kevin P. Gallagher

Read the article by clicking on the link

http://blogs.ft.com/economistsforum/2012/07/brazil-emerging-markets-can-regulate-global-finance/#ixzz20npT1tmC

Video: The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

Source: Transnational Institute

May 2012

Cecilia Olivet Nick Buxton

An animation which exposes how people are paying the costs of corporate lawsuits under international investment agreements.

   

Movements around the world have put the spotlight on bailouts and tax evasion that have enriched the 1% at the expense of the 99% but this is only part of the picture. Now TNI have launched

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In an apparent first, Venezuelan investors use one of that country’s investment treaties to sue a European nation; claim against Spain is second spawned by financial crisis

Source: IA Reporter

Publication date: Jul 9, 2012

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By Luke Eric Peterson

In a rare twist, a group of three Venezuelan-owned companies have lodged a claim against a European nation, Spain, under a Venezuelan bilateral investment treaty.

The unusual case is the first documented instance of a Venezuelan bilateral investment treaty being used by Venezuela’s outward investors to sue another state.

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