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The emerging crisis of investment treaties
South Bulletin (South Centre, Issue 69, 21 November 2012): The Emerging Crisis of Investment Treaties
This issue of South Bulletin focuses on the emerging crisis of investment treaties. An epidemic of international legal suits taken by companies against governments for billions of dollars is causing public concern and leading to reviews of international investment treaties.
Articles on this issue include:
The emerging crisis of investment treaties – by Martin Khor
Investment treaties criticised at WTO Forum – Report on a NGO session at the WTO Public Forum
South African Trade Minister Robert Davies: New approach needed on investment treaties
South Africa’s review and new policy on BITs - by Xavier Carim, Deputy Director General, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Hazards in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs): Investors’ rights v. public health – by Carlos Correa
Challenges posed by BITs to developing countries - by Mariama Williams
Climate Change UNFCCC Talks: The Interests of Developing Countries at COP 18
LDCs seek exemption from WTO TRIPS agreement
India prepares to supply free generic medicines
Asian countries act to get cheap generic drugs through compulsory licenses
News from the movements
AFTINET: Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myths and Realities document, June 2015The Australian government misrepresents the claims of critics and fails to address substantial criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership, says civil society network AFTINET.
30-Jun-2015List of pages where you can find out which cities/towns/regions have declared themselves as TTIP-free, by country
29-Jun-2015 La Via CampesinaOn both sides of the Pacific, peasants, family farmers, and rural workers reject the extension of neoliberal policies
29-Jun-2015 Otago Daily TimesThe Trans Pacific Partnership is a ’’geopolitical contest’’ between the United States and China, University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says.
26-Jun-2015 No al TTIPEl martes 30 de junio tendrá lugar en Madrid la jornada ’Resistencia transatlántica contra el TTIP’ organizada por EQUO y Los Verdes Europeos.
24-Jun-2015 ScoopProminent human rights voices in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement countries have sounded the alarm on Human Rights implications of the agreement.
23-Jun-2015 Economic VoiceTUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, will call time on ‘zombie trade deals’, when she addresses the European Commission Trade Policy Day in Brussels today (Tuesday).
22-Jun-2015 Terre-net MédiaJeunes agriculteurs, la National farmers union et le Roppa appellent les Etats à "rester les garants de l’indépendance alimentaire et du maintien des agricultures familiales malgré la propension actuelle à engager des négociations commerciales bilatérales."
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