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.


Canada being sued for billions under NAFTA investor protections

Source: Thestar.com / By Les Whittington / January, 13 2015

TTIP: Activists triumph as contentious US free trade deal clause suspended

Source: Independent.co.uk / January 13, 2014

European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative

Source: Europa.eu / European Commission – Press release / Brussels, 07 January 2015

Commission consultation on investor rights in TTIP makes a mockery of democracy

Source: Corporateeurope.org / January 13, 2015

Stopping the Biggest Corporate Power Grab in Years

Source: Fpif.org / By Arthur Stamoulis / January 6, 2015

DECODED: How Companies Sue Countries (and what it means for environmental laws)

Source: Beaconreader.com / By Amy Westervelt / January 5, 2015

How CETA’s Investor Protection Rules threaten the Public Good in Canada and the EU

Source: Tni.org / By Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecile Toubeau / November 18, 2014

The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia

Source: Tni.org / By Hilde van der Pas, Riza Damanik / November 12, 2014

The State of Play in Vattenfall v. Germany II: Leaving the German public in the dark

Source: IISD.org / By Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Martin Dietrich Brauch/ December 24, 2014

Short film: Investor State Dispute Settlement and Financial Crises

Source: Weed-online.org / December 10, 2014

Expert Meeting on Transformation of the International Investment Agreement Regime

Source: Investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org / December, 2014

Case Studies: Investor-State Attacks on Public Interest Policies

Source: Citizen.org / December, 2014

International Investment Rules “Out of Sync” with 21st Century Challenges; Speech at UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development Summit

Source: Ips-dc.org / By Sarah Anderson / December 11, 2014

When Corporations Sue Governments

Source: Nytimes.com / December 3, 2014 / Op ed by Manuel Pérez-Rocha in the New York Times and International New York Times

What ‘Free Trade’ Has Done to Central America

Source: Thenation.com / Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Julia Paley and Foreign Policy In Focus / November 24, 2014

Fracking, Free Trade Agreements, and the Mechanisms of Corporate Power

Source: Democracyctr.org / By Thomas Mc Donagh / October 16, 2014

“Remembering the Tokyo No Fifty Years Later: When 21 Countries Opposed World Bank Plans for an Investor-State Dispute Institution”

Source: Triplecrisis.com / By Robin Broad / December, 2014

Corporate Conquistadors: The Many Ways Multinationals Both Drive and Profit from Climate Destruction

By Democracy Center – Corporate Europe Observatory – Transnational Institute / December, 2014

Venezuela Loses Chilean/Swiss Expropriation Case at World Bank ICSID Tribunal

Source: Laht.com / November, 2014

Gold Reserve wins US$740M in ‘stunning victory’ against Venezuela

Source: Northernminer.com / October 22, 2014

Tide turns on investor treaties

Source: Thestar.com.my / By Martin Khor / November 24, 2014

South Africa and Ecuador Lead By Example; Investment Treaties Bring More Risk Than Benefit

Source: Triplecrisis.com / By Kevin Gallagher / November, 2014

Chinese corporations allowed to sue Australian government under free trade agreement

Source: Smh.com.au / By Gareth Hutchens/ November 18, 2014

China free trade: is there a devil in the detail?

Source: Abc.net.au / By Kyla Tienhaara / November 16, 2014

The Corporate Assault on Latin American Democracy

Source: Counterpunch.org / By Justin Doolittle / November 3, 2014

Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court?

Source: Theguardian.com / By Melissa Parke / October 29, 2014

Media coverage of AFTINET protest at TPP Ministers meeting October 25

Source: Aftinet.org.au / October, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy

Source: Theconversation.com / By Pat Ranald / October 20, 2014

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

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The arbitration game

Source: Economist.com

October 11, 2014

Governments are souring on treaties to protect foreign investors

IF YOU wanted to convince the public that international trade agreements are a way to let multinational companies get rich at the expense of ordinary people, this is what you would do: give foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for

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Canada Braces for EU Trade Pact Dispute With Germany

Source: Mobile.bloomberg.com / By Brian Parkin and Rainer Buergin / Octubre 08, 2014

Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Award for Chevron against Ecuador

Source: Asil.org / By Caitlin Behles / October 3, 2014

Harper, EU leaders celebrate trade deal they haven’t sealed

Source: Cbc.ca / September 26, 2014