This report examines whether and how investor-state arbitral tribunals consider community perspectives, interests and rights in their settlement of investment disputes.
While the debate on the treaty regulating business impact on human rights is likely to continue for a while longer, some recent developments in international investment law seem to be moving forward on international human rights law obligations for businesses
The European Commission said on Tuesday the Philippines’ human rights record could influence future trade ties, but denied reports that it had suspended free trade negotiations with Manila.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doubling down on a push to deepen ties with China, with Canada’s new envoy signaling he can move ahead on a free-trade deal without quickly advancing extradition treaty talks.
Model clauses for a UN Treaty on transnational corporations, other businesses and human rights.
Vietnam is coming under pressure from lawmakers in Europe to improve its human rights record before ratification of an EU free trade deal.
A series of MEPs condemned Israel’s continued settlement construction in the occupied West Bank during a plenum debate.
We urge all stakeholders involved in the EU-Mexico FTA negotiations to replace the current far-reaching liberalisation and deregulation agenda with an agreement that regulates investment
The European Commission proposed that the bloc reinstates a trade concession to Sri Lanka as an incentive to the government to promote human rights and good governance.
It is important that everyday working people’s perspectives lead the debate, starting with how to rewrite NAFTA.
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) »
From this winter on, Swiss supermarkets will probably, for the first time, no longer sell tomatoes from occupied Western Sahara.
Under leaked proposals from a controversial service trade deal, Facebook and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content
The exploitation of loopholes has become the favorite play of an organized tax avoidance industry.
Human rights NGOs urge rejection of CETA, RCEP, TPP, TTIP, EU-Vietnam FTA.
As trade negotiators seek to wrap up the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), the EU seems to have abandoned the objective of promoting human rights, notably freedom of speech.
European parliamentarians asked Sri Lanka to step up reforms and abolish draconian anti-terror laws to qualify for lucrative trade concessions from the 28-member bloc.
"Our experience in Peru demonstrates how the TPP model prioritizes trade and investment above the protection of the environment, ecosystems, and life itself."
As commercial pressures on resources increase, some of the world’s poorest people face the risk of dispossession under contested circumstances.