There is an obvious need at the investors’ side for a mechanism making it possible to prevent the threatened violation of their investment. It is fair to say that where the violation of the investment is still only potential, notifying the dispute should be the primary tool for investment protection.
Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey is challenging an “unlawful” government decision to deny an official trade document request.
A court has been told that the government’s refusal to release information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership is unlawful and constitutionally dangerous.
Gordon Campbell on New Zealand’s TPP done deal on dairy, and on investor-state disputes
Negotiations for an EU-US free trade agreement "are not transparent" and could end if no progress is made, French trade minister Mathias Fekl said.
By the time a free trade agreement like Chafta reaches parliament it has already been agreed to. Democracy demands more than a ‘take it or leave it’ approach
Politicians in both Brussels and Westminster have taken great pains to try and brush off people’s many concerns about the toxic trade deal being pushed through by the EU and the United States.
This September 11th will be the forty-second anniversary of the US-backed coup against the democratically-elected Chilean government. Salvador Allende warned against neoliberalism’s disastrous effects just before he was overthrown. He was right to be worried.
The parliamentary representatives expressed concerns about limitations with regard to the current mechanisms to allow for access for members of national parliaments.
The government has a number of options to get the contentious China Australia Free Trade Agreement over the line.
The outcome of such a process, based on what we know so far, is what one might reasonably expect: “a wishlist of the 1%–a worldwide corporate power”.
The EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström promised another offensive on TTIP transparency. Unfortunately, most politicians in the European parliament are as much in the dark as ordinary citizens.
Si le respect du suffrage universel ne semble pas être une priorité des dirigeants européens, il est alors légitime de s’inquiéter du sort qui sera réservé au nouveau veau d’or de notre classe dirigeante, le futur traité de libre-échange transatlantique.
TPP would violate the right of US states to protection from suit for patent, trademark or copyright infringement
Gus Van Harten, author of ’Sold Down the Yangtze,’ breaks down the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement’s impacts.
The Malaysian government must scrap certification from the TPPA as it allows the US president to unilaterally amend FTAs for US interests, says Charles Santiago
The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA), which the Harper government signed into effect without parliamentary debate, "means that any B.C. government or legislature or courts would now be subject to obligations arranged by the federal government and China under the treaty," says Osgoode Law School professor Gus Van Harten.
Whatever the outcome of the independence referendum on 18 September, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could force Scotland to adopt a system that allows US multinationals to provide public services.