Reports & Briefings

Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) & Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
June 2013
Report

Land issues and 'land grabs' are mostly associated with the global South, however 13 country studies in this updated landmark report reveal an accelerating grab and concentration of land across Europe.

Governing the Global Land Grab

Chunyu Wang
June 2013

The rise of flex crops—crops with multiple uses across food, feed, fuel and industrial complexes—has far-reaching implications for global land governance.

A transatlantic corporate bill of rights

June 2013
Briefing

This briefing analyses leaked proposals for so-called investor-state dispute settlement under the proposed EU-US deal and reveals a determined lobby campaign from industry lobby groups and law firms to grant unprecedented rights to corporations to sue governments for legislation and regulations that interfere with their profits.

Experts warn Myanmar about risks with investment treaties

May 2013

International experts have warned that the use of investment treaty ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)’ for attracting foreign investments into Myanmar is risky as it grants the investors the right to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against the government under international laws.

How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

May 2013
Briefing

Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.

Access Denied: Land Rights and Ethnic Conflict in Burma

TNI & Burma Centrum Netherlands
May 2013

The new land and investment laws benefit large corporate investors and not small- holder farmers, especially in ethnic minority regions, and do not take into account land rights of ethnic communities.

The right to say no

Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
May 2013
Briefing

As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.

Political Reform in Burma/Myanmar and Consequences for Ethnic Conflict

TNI & Burma Centrum Netherlands
April 2013
Briefing

While there have been undeniably positive trends in Burma over the past year, these have not yet been translated into ethnic peace and justice. 

Sons and Daughters of the Earth

Food First & TNI, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
April 2013

In the face of violent dispossession and incorporation into an exploitative labor regime, indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are struggling to access land and defend their resources as the basis of their collective identity.

Guns, debt and corruption

April 2013
Report

High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.