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Colombian courts must not be undermined by shadowy international tribunals, say campaigners
International organizations appeal to Colombia’s highest court over human rights violations at one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world.
Colombia UK post-Brexit bilateral trade agreement goes into force
After completing government protocols, Colombia and the United Kingdom put into force the trade agreement signed in May 2019.
Colombia has formalized its free trade agreement with the United Kingdom
High-level sources revealed that Colombia has completed all its internal constitutional and legal procedures for the entry into force of the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
UAE, Colombia complete phase one of economic partnership agreement
The UAE and Colombia announced that they have completed phase one of their Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
The conflict between traditional miners in Marmato and Canadian transnational mining companies: Another ISDS dispute over natural resources in Colombia
In Marmato, the foreign investment promotion and protection system facilitated the transformation of the traditional small-scale mining regime into a transnational large-scale mining regime.
Singapore, Pacific Alliance countries sign trade agreement
Singapore has signed a free trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance - made up of Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile - those governments said on Wednesday, in a deal they said would facilitate trade and closer ties with Asia.
Japan, Colombia agree to accelerate EPA negotiations
Japan and Colombia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on a bilateral economic partnership agreement swiftly.
Spain and Colombia sign new BIT
Spain and Colombia signed a new BIT on September 16, 2021. Both countries sought to modernize the previous treaty, which had come into force in 2005.
Colombia: Environmental defenders criticise ISDS tribunal decision favouring Canadian mining giant
While the tribunal has yet to make a decision about compensation to be paid, Eco Oro Minerals is claiming nearly $700 USD million.
The false hopes and empty promises of investment treaty modernization
A Canadian company’s successful challenge to a precautionary mining ban in Colombia shows how little investor–state dispute panels care about the right to regulate.
Problematising the relationship between mining, development and foreign investment in Colombia
The new resource extraction regime continued to consolidate through the approval of new development plans, new standards, and the signing of international investment agreements.
Singapore to ink free trade deal with Latin American bloc by end of 2021
Singapore will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year with the Pacific Alliance (PA), a trading bloc of four Latin American nations - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Mexico’s America Movil says loses tribunal ruling against Colombia
America Movil said the World Bank’s ICSID tribunal has ruled against the company in its dispute with Colombia and ordered it to pay $2.2 million to cover the costs of the case.
Colombia approves trade agreement with the United Kingdom
The Colombian House of Representatives approved the Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United Kingdom, which was signed in May 2019 before the UK left the European Union.
French-Colombian investment treaty comes into force to boost virus-battered economies
The agreement for the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments between France and Colombia has entered into force, at the time of the pandemic-related economic crisis.
First-generation free trade agreement between Colombia and Israel
The treaty seeks to create better conditions for the exchange of goods, services and investment.
Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
Mining, environment and livelihoods in Colombia.
Israel, Colombia launch free trade deal
Israel and Colombia officially launched a free trade agreement through a joint announcement during a video conference attended by leaders of the two countries.
Foreign investment, knowledge and international arbitration: inside a research trip
International investment law and investor dispute arbitration too often fail to notice the concerns of local actors. Governance of these international mechanisms needs to take a more holistic, development-based view of the issues.
Miner South32 files request for arbitration in Colombia royalty dispute
Mining company South32 has filed a request for arbitration at the World Bank over a dispute with Colombia concerning royalty payments from its majority-owned Cerro Matoso ferronickel mine: