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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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!

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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

Business v state investment disputes in EU spotlight

Source: Bbc.com / by Andrew Walker – BBC World Service Economics correspondent / June 11, 2014

A world run for shareholders

Source: Mondediplo.com/ by Serge Halimi / June, 2014

UN treaty urgently needed for human rights defenders, says new report

Source: Foei.org

10 June, 2014

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND) 10 June 2014 – Defenders of the environment often face terrible consequences for their actions, suffering rights violations and violence, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International to be released on June 26, during the 26th Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council on June 10-27. [1]

“A new case of violence

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Webinar with Howard Mann on CETA Investment & ISDS

Source: Council of Canadians / June 6, 2014

Are treaty parties clawing back investment protections?

Source: Globalarbitrationreview.com / Sebastian Perry / June 5, 2014

193 European parliament election candidates pledge to support 9 key proposals for a fair and sustainable trade policy in the European Union

Source: Alternativetrademandate.org

June 2, 2014

Trade isn’t working. There is an alternative. You can help us get there.

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93 European parliament election candidates pledge to support 9 key proposals for a fair and sustainable trade policy in the European Union

 

At the eve of the final day of the European elections, which will design the 751 members of

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Regulating Capital Flows in Emerging Markets: the IMF and the Global Financial Crisis

Source: Bu.edu GEGI Working Paper Series / By Kevin P. Gallagher and Yuan Tian / May, 2014

Column: Make BIT reviews transparent

Source: Financialexpress.com / May 29 2014

Corporate capture: Europe trade talks threaten environment

Source: Foe.org / by Bill Waren /May 29, 2014

Investor-to-state dispute settlement is a rigged system

Source: Acta.ffii.org / May 28, 2014

De Gucht assures that TTIP will probably be a mixed agreement

Source: Bilaterals.org / May 26, 2014

TTIP statement from the 2014 Congress of the Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation

Source: Velferdsstaten.no / Malmoe, Sweden, May 22-23, 2014