Opinion on international trade and investment agreements : « Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests - The example of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) »
The heated debates generated in Europe by the signature of the CETA have revealed that the way the EU negotiates international economic and trade agreements as well as their content are challenged by an increasingly large segment of public opinion.
We urgently need a new approach to trade that prioritizes the needs of people and planet.
Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option.
The first objective of trade agreements should be to benefit the widest possible range of citizens. Trade deals should contribute to sustainable economic growth and jobs in the EU and in partner countries.
The relationship between trade policy and climate policy needs to improve in the future, in particular with a view towards implementing the Paris Agreement.
Proposal from the global campaign to reclaim peoples power, dismantle corporate power and stop impunity.
The new president needs a fresh approach to trade.
India is seeking to terminate BITs signed with 57 countries and sign joint interpretative statements with the other 25 treaty states – all an outcome of the country’s new model BIT.
The alternative model proposed here addresses the shortcomings of the EU Proposal and proposes a sustainable development chapter.
This report discusses options for the following aspects of the treaty: access to remedy; enforcement mechanisms; and its relationship with the trade and investment regime.
Results from an IISD expert meeting held in Montreux, Switzerland, May 23–24, 2016.
On the need to create sound policy frameworks for investment.
Study commissioned by the Chamber of Labour Vienna and the European Federation of Public Service Unions
The main objective of this initiative is to subordinate the juridical-political architecture that sustains the power of transnational corporations to human rights norms and rules.
This document seeks to incorporate proposals that have for some time been in the process of elaboration by actors from civil society, social movements, academics, and legal experts.
The inclusion of "sustainable development" chapters in bilateral trade agreements has generally met with resistance from the EU’s trading partners.
This living document is a result of an extensive process led by the Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA), Gerak Lawan, La Via Campesina and the supporters of the #EndWTO Campaign.
The Alternative Trade Mandate has been developed in extensive civil society consultations all over Europe.
Alternatives for the Americas is a document of guidelines for making the process of hemispheric economic integration more inclusive, democratic, environmentally and culturally sustainable, and equitable.