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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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A better way to arbitrate

Source: Economist.com

October 11, 2014

Protections for foreign investors are not the horror critics claim, but they could be improved.

GOODBYE to the European Union’s environmental protections. Goodbye to Britain’s National Health Service. Goodbye, for that matter, to the ability of voters in sovereign, democratic states to determine the sort of country they would like to live in. These things are all doomed, thanks to an obscure clause in the free-trade agreement that the EU is negotiating with America regarding “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS)—or so the agreement’s opponents claim.

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