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Network for Justice in Global Investment Advisory Committee
- Alberto Arroyo, RMALC, México
- Angel Ibarra, Unidad Ecológica Salvadoreña, El Salvador
- Elizabeth Peredo Beltran, Fundación Solón, Bolivia
- Sebastian Valdomir, REDES Amigos de las Tierras, Uruguay
- Jeff Conant, Red VIDA,United States
- Maude Barlow, Council of the Canadians, Canada
- David Schneiderman, University of Toronto, Canada
- William Waren, Forum on Democracy & Trade, United States
- Sarah Anderson and Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies, United States
- Jim Shultz, Democracy Center, Bolivia
- Graciela Rodríguez, Equit/REBRIP, Brasil
- Brid Brennan, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam
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Newsletter # 28
Welcome to newsletter # 28 of the Network for Justice in Global Investment (NJGI).
In this issue we report on what Bolivia is doing to dismantle the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). We interviewed the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration in Bolivia, who told us about the process of denouncing Bolivia’s existing BITs and the establishment of a new foreign investment framework based on the Constitution and the New Investment Law. We also present an important new document developed by the Working Group on Investment of the Americas, “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”.
We’re also pleased to publicize the UN Human Rights Council’s just-adopted resolution to form an intergovernmental working group for the creation of a binding treaty on human rights obligations for Transnational Corporations. This step forward is thanks to the hard work of many civil society groups, including the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and the Peoples Permanent Tribunal, which has lifted up examples of corporate abuse, including the Pacific Rim case against El Salvador.
Finally, we offer a compilation of news and articles about ISDS, the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP/TAFTA) and other free trade agreements and investment treaties.
Remember that more resources and analysis about the debate on global investment rules are available on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @JustNJGI.
Institute for Policy Studies
The Democracy Center
In Focus – Campaigns & Strategy
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.
by Working Group on Investment of the Americas
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.)
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
Source: Corporateeurope.org / June 24, 2014
Source: Tjm.org.uk / June 23, 2014
In Focus – Analysis & Opinion
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)
Source: Treatymovement.com / by Nora Mardirossian / June 22, 2014
Source: Stopesmining.org / by International Allies against Mining in El Salvador / June 26, 2014
a Joint statement of European Civil Society groups working against the TTIP threat Source: Bilaterals.org / May 21,2014
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