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.


Brownbag: Pacific Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador

Source: Ips-dc.org

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Free

The Institute for Policy Studies joins the Center for International Environmental Law, and Oxfam to invite you to the D.C. community discussion on the amicus curiae brief in the Pac Rim Cayman LLC v. Republic of El Salvador case.

Since 2009, Canadian mining company Pacific Rim has been suing the government of El Salvador for

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Ministries for scrapping of bilateral investment pacts

Source: Financialexpress.com

July 14, 2014

The commerce and industry ministry, backed by the ministries of coal and telecom, has categorically stated that the government must invoke the ‘sunset’

The commerce and industry ministry, backed by the ministries of coal and telecom, has categorically stated that the government must invoke the ‘sunset’ clause in all the 83 Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPA) with other countries and unilaterally exit

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Bolivia Shows How To Dismantle Corporate Sovereignty Provisions In Treaties Without Losing Foreign Investment

Source: Techdirt.com

By Glyn Moody

July 15, 2014

As Techdirt has reported, corporate sovereignty chapters in TAFTA/TTIP and TPP have emerged as some of the most controversial elements in those agreements. Meanwhile, countries that already have bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are looking for ways to get rid of them in order to avoid the loss of sovereignty they imply. One nation that already

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Statement of Concern about Planned Provisions on Investment Protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Source: Kent.ac.uk

In July 2013, the European Commission started negotiations with the United States on the subject of Investment Protection and ISDS in the framework of wider talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In the face of growing interest and public concern, the Commission decided to launch a public consultation on the matter in March 2014.

Together with Peter Muchlinski (SOAS

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New Report: Bolivia denounces its Bilateral Investment Treaties and attempts to put an end to the Power of Corporations to sue the country in International Tribunals

In this report, the Democracy Center’s Aldo Orellana Lopéz takes a look at Bolivia’s attempts to unravel the web of trade and investment agreements entered into by previous governments. Based on an interview with the Deputy Minister for Trade and Integration of Bolivia, Walter Clarems Endara Vera, the report looks at the process of bringing the national investment framework in line with the country’s new Constitution and the new investment law passed in April of this year.

A Call for the Building of an Alternative Legal Framework to the International Investment Treaties: favoring the Public Interest while doing away with Transnational Corporate Impunity

by Working Group on Investment of the Americas

Human Rights Council: Historic resolution adopted for a legally binding instrument on TNCs

Source: Twnside.org.sg

TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Jun14/02) 30 June 2014 Third World Network

Geneva, 30 June (Kinda Mohamadieh*) – The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted, through a vote, a historic and significant resolution to start a process for an international legally instrument on transnational corporations.

Officially entitled “Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and other

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IIA Issues Note – Reform of the IIA Regime: Four Paths of Action and a Way Forward

Source: Investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org / Jun 26, 2014

UNCTAD Launches Information Note Analyzing ISDS Cases Involving the US or EU Member States, or their investors

Source: Investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org / Jun 20, 2014

2014 Special Broadcasts / Stop Corporate Impunity – Geneva 2014

Source: Real World Radio

In June, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will analyze the adoption of a resolution to establish a mandatory legal instrument to enforce regulations around human rights and transnational corporations (TNCs). A wide range of international and grassroots organizations are organizing a week of mobilizations in Geneva and around the world to denounce transnational companies and their architecture

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UNCTAD: Trends in Outward Investments by TNCs in 2013 and Prospects for 2014-15

Source: Unctad.org

Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

Source: Tni.org / by Brid Brennan and Gonzalo Berrón / June 18, 2014 (Also read: UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity; UN treaty urgently needed for human rights defenders, says new report)

Canada setting new global standard for TPP secrecy

Source: Canadians.org / Media Release June 27, 2014

FoEI celebrates an agreement on internationally legally binding rules to stop human rights violations by transnational corporations

Source: Foei.org

27 June, 2014

GENEVA June 27 2014: Friends of the Earth International and other social movements celebrate a great and long awaited victory that challenges corporate power and starts responding to environmental defenders demands. The time had finally come to move forward from voluntary guidelines for business on human rights to a legal framework to bring transnational corporations to justice for their

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International Jury rules in favor of binding laws for Transnational Corporations

Source: Stopcorporateimpunity.org

June 27, 2014

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal hears compelling testimony from impacted communities on the eve of historic United Nations Human Rights Council vote.

June, 2014, Geneva – On Monday June 23rd, representatives from communities impacted by the operations of Glencore, Chevron, Shell and Coca-Cola, among others, presented cases of systematic human rights violations committed by Transnational Corporations. The common theme of lack

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Historic : the Human Rights Council decides to launch negotiations on new binding international norms concerning the human rights responsibilities of TNCs!

Source: Cetim.ch

Press release of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM)

Geneva, 26 June 2014. The Human Rights Council just adopted a resolution presented by Ecuador and South Africa that establishes an intergovernmental working group with the mandate of developing an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations.

“This is a historic decision that can potentially contribute to end the impunity

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Social Movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

Source: Stopcorporateimpunity.org / June 26, 2014 (Also read: Historic : the Human Rights Council decides to launch negotiations on new binding international norms concerning the human rights responsibilities of TNCs!; International Jury rules in favor of binding laws for Transnational Corporations; Special Broadcast / Stop Corporate Impunity – Geneva 2014, Real World Radio, etc.)

US & EU Oppose Stronger Regulation of Corporations at HRC Despite Compatibility with Guiding Principles

Source: Treatymovement.com / by Nora Mardirossian / June 22, 2014

Pacific Rim/Oceana Gold taken to trial in Geneva for violations of human rights in El Salvador

Source: Stopesmining.org / by International Allies against Mining in El Salvador / June 26, 2014

Call for Action: take part in EU Consultation and mobilize against unacceptable investor privileges

NO TO ISDS: NOT NOW, NOT HERE AND NOT FOR US! Let the European Commission know that you reject privileged rights for private investors! / Source: No2isds.eu

CEO’s response to the commission’s consultation on investor privileges

Source: Corporateeurope.org / June 24, 2014

Trade Justice Movement says no to ISDS

Source: Tjm.org.uk / June 23, 2014

The Pacific trade deal, Fast Track, and the 2014 elections

Source: Foe.org / by: Bill Waren / June 20, 2014

Open for Litigation: Australia, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Source: Medium.com / 28 May, 2014

Little to gain and much to lose for Australia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Source: Aftinet.org.au / by Jemma Williams

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) not in Australia’s interest, say community organisations

Source: Aftinet.org.au / May 20, 2014

Mainstream media silence on investor-state dispute settlements in the TPPA

Source: Thedailyblog.co.nz / by Prof Jane Kelsey / May 14, 2014

Investor-state disputes have put a spanner in the works for TTIP

Source: Europeanvoice.com

The preferable way to handle investors’ legal challenges to states is politically impossible, writes the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy.

By Fredrik Erixon on 19.06.2014

Less than a year ago, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was cruising to success. Never mind that the actual negotiations had not yet begun; reactions on both sides of the

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Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian mining company for 2013 shooting

Source: CCIJ.CA /, June 18, 2014

Open call to join the Week of Mobilization to Stop Corporate Crimes and Impunity at the UNHRC

Source: Stopcorporateimpunity.org

Social movements demand access to justice for those  affected by corporate human rights violations  and ecological crimes!

During the UNHRC 26 th Session 23-27 June 2014 / In Geneva (Switzerland) and in decentralized actions around the world!

See the complete information here


UNCTAD’s new Investment Policy Hub and IIA Database

Source: Investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org

The new UNCTAD database contains the text of over 2,000 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and 300 “other IIAs” dating from 1959 to present day, making it the world’s most comprehensive collection of IIAs. With this database, UNCTAD aims to create a one stop shop for information dissemination relating to IIAs, providing users and investment stakeholders with the latest trends in this rapidly

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UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity

Source: Tni.org

13 June 2014 Brid Brennan

Popular demands for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations will get an unprecedented hearing this month at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The 26th Session of the UNHRC (June 10-27) in Geneva could make an historic first step towards ending corporate impunity. In an unprecedented initiative last September 2013, the Ecuador government and 84

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Ecuador forced to accept a free trade agreement without negotiations

Seattle to Brussels Network / Source: Stopcorporateimpunity.org / June 13, 2014