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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
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News from the movements
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4-May-2015 El Economista de CubaEl sábado 18 de abril se reportaron protestas internacionales contra los tratados de libre comercio (TLC´s), esas malditas constituciones que otorgan plenos derechos y garantías a los inversionistas privados y empresas transnacionales pero nulas obligaciones.
4-May-2015 RTA group of radical performance activists who hail from New York staged an “exorcism” of corporate power outside an international law firm in London to raise awareness about the dangers of an EU-US trade deal being brokered behind closed doors.
1-May-2015 MediapartHow the transatlantic free trade agreements cheerfully scupper energy transition….
29-Apr-2015 City Limits"We cannot tell President Obama what to do. [But] our hard fought victories for protecting the lives of all New Yorkers will be at risk if he signs the TPP."
28-Apr-2015 City LimitsThe New York City Council was due to hold a hearing Monday morning on a resolution by Manhattan member Helen Rosenthal declaring the five boroughs a "TPP-Free Zone" and calling on Congress to deny the president the negotiating authority he seeks.
23-Apr-2015 Amigos de la TierraEn todo el mundo más de 700 ciudades se unen al Día de Acción Global contra el tratado de libre comercio entre EEUU y la UE en víspera de la novena ronda de negociaciones.
23-Apr-2015 TruthDigNoam Chomsky discusses how so-called free trade agreements, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, enrich corporations while creating migration crises.
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