We urgently need a new trade regime which can help address global challenges and tackle problems like accelerating climate change, a broken agricultural model and loss of trust in democratic processes.
I thought it would be both exciting and challenging to follow clients into this new area of investment claims practice. What I didn’t know was that I was entering the Wild Wild West of international practice.
Profit is king. People are the pawns, and the Government will seem to be in favour of supra-national conglomerates if it signs this “new” TPP inclusive of the ISDS.
Why are countries so gripped in their quest for economic growth that they are empowering multinational corporations at the expense of their citizens?
It is now time we open up the dialogue on the kind of trade agreements that we want to see in place.
This legislation for post-Brexit Britain is not just bad law, it’s dangerous, allowing for deals without parliamentary scrutiny.
We stand against the plunder of peoples’ resources by multinationals and financial capital and against all forms of discrimination and racism.
"The government may prevent us from coming to Buenos Aires, but they won’t stop us from mobilizing our local communities," said one organizer whose visa was denied.
Activists are keen to see what is happening in detail throughout the negotiations, not just some top-level view at the start, or the initial textual proposals for each chapter, but nothing afterwards.
The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet.
The General Court of the European Union passed a ruling in support of public initiatives critical of EU legislation. The court said that movements like "Stop TTIP" could contribute to public debates on pressing issues.
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.
Australian governments of late seem only to listen to the din of money as though that equates with national interest.
Jusqu’où peut-on pousser la logique du libre-échange ?
Italian minister claims credibility of EU as a "reliable trade partner" is at stake.
As the 18th round of negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) starts on May 26th, consumer organisations are making an urgent call for greater transparency.
The objective of the Observatory is to become a forum for the objective settlement of investment disputes with transnational corporations.
Where neoliberal policies cannot be imposed domestically, they are imposed internationally, through trade treaties.
Browser maker Mozilla, digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Creative Commons have called for more openness in global trade agreements.
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin, and she has written up a report of her experience.