Long-running case began after New Jersey company’s bid to open a quarry in Nova Scotia rejected in 2007
As released by the European Commission
Trade is for and about people. It should never be separated from its social context. Trade should improve people’s lives and the public good.
The EU now imports 112 percent more US soy than a year ago, flooding the market to feed EU factory farms. Bad news for animal welfare, bad news for the environment.
The European Commission is set to authorise imports of soybeans from the US to produce biofuels. Soy has a comparably bad environmental impact as palm oil, say experts.
American negotiators urged to push the UK into scrapping regulations on pesticides, genetically-modified crops, and the production of chicken and meat products
Corporate social responsibility provisions do not change the corporate or ethical duties of companies into enforceable legal obligations in the context of dispute settlement proceedings but they could help significantly moralize the use of treaty-based arbitration.
CETA and other trade treaties don’t consider water as a basic necessity, they consider it as an investment, as something that can be traded through private services.
Westmoreland Coal is suing Canada because it did not receive a transition payment following Alberta’s coal phaseout plan. For the province, coal mining companies have no role to play in the energy transition.
Global corporations should not have special legal rights to undermine the policies of democratically elected governments.
The international trading system is facing a crisis – but protectionism isn’t the biggest test EU leaders must deal with.
The selection of 10 key cases for this book has been made based on investment disputes that have implications for sustainable development, in its three dimensions: economic development, social development and environmental protection.
The documents highlight for the first time the pressure placed on the French parliament by a foreign company’s threat to use the ISDS mechanism.
More outsourcing of pollution and jobs, handouts to corporate polluters, and climate denial
Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who have been fighting for 25 years for compensation for the severe pollution in the amazon region, and Donald Moncayo, one of the coordinators of the organization that has led this campaign talk about the Chevron case.
Treasury minister was speaking on the same day the Cato Institute called for softer environmental rules and NHS competition.
ICSID tribunal rules Costa Rica was in its right to stop a tourist construction project on the Pacific coast that violated environmental laws.
The deal’s impact on efforts to halt illegal logging and the tradein illegal timber remains an area of deep concern.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment is hosting a two-day conference on rethinking international investment governance, which seeks to elaborate principles for a progressive investment agenda.
The task no longer lies with interpreting investment treaties alone and trying to reform investment arbitration in general – but designing an entirely cohesive system for international environmental justice that is open to the actual victims of environmental disasters and not just the States that often fail to genuinely represent them.