Publications

Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

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Briefing
Marcus Day
December 2014

Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

Report
Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea and Sara Shaw
December 2014

Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

Corporate Conquistadors

Report
Philippa de Boissière , Joanna Cabello, Thomas McDonagh, Aldo Orellana López, Jim Shultz, Pascoe Sabido and Rachel Tansey. With contributions from: Sian Cowman.
December 2014

An examination of the destructive environmental record of Repsol, Glencore Xstrata and Enel-Endesa in Latin America and worldwide is clear evidence that transnational corporations should have no place in decision-making around the climate.

Protecting Profits over People

Report
Daniel Aguirre
November 2014

Myanmar is in the process of formulating an investment law and a land use policy that when combined will lay the foundations of development for the country. As it stands, these proposed instruments could have an adverse impact on human rights, and in particular land rights.

Trading away Democracy

Briefing
Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecile Toubeau
November 2014

The Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in the far-reaching economic integration agreement between Canada and the European Union prevents governments from acting in the public interest.

Beyond the BRICS' Rhetoric: An Inquiry on South-South Land grabbing

Report
Tomaso Ferrando
November 2014

BRICS countries’ investors play an increasingly crucial role in land investments. Just as the global trend of increased interest and investment in land has led to a surge of land grabbing, BRICS investments have proved no different.

Here to stay: Water remunicipalisation as a global trend

Report
Emanuele Lobina, Olivier Petitjean
November 2014

In the last 15 years there have been at least 180 cases of water remunicipalisation in 35 countries, both in the global North and South, including high profile cases in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa

The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia

Briefing
Riza Damanik
November 2014

The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia is a powerful example of how investment agreements are used by companies to get exemptions from government regulations and legislation, undermining democracy and development.

Big Corporations, the Bali Package and Beyond

Report
Mary Louise F. Malig
November 2014

This sequel to the “Tailored for Sharks” report delves deeper into the role the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its legal system play in the corporate architecture that benefits and protects interests of Transnational Corporations (TNCs); details concrete examples of TNCs behind trade disputes; and presents the post-Bali corporate roadmap. 

Pro-Business or Pro-Poor?

Paper
October 2014

What are the potential implications for Myanmars majority rural working poor now after the unveiling of the much-awaited draft national land use policy?

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