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  1. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

    • Stephanie Olinga-Shannon, Mads Barbesgaard, Pietje Vervest
    29 October 2019
    Paper

    This paper outlines a framing for how to understand the Belt and Road Initiative.

  2. The Challenges of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia

    • Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    29 October 2019
    Policy briefing

    In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decision and a series of subsequent resolutions, Colombia joined the more than a dozen countries that have put into practice different types of regulation to explore the advantages of this plant as an alternative pharmaceutical.

  3. Our Oceans need a different approach

    Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    24 October 2019
    Opinion

    Delegates to the Our Oceans conference are gathering to discuss ocean sustainability, but there’s a big problem: their proposals will only sanitize continued resource extraction and environmental and ecological degradation.

  4. Whose Ocean?

    23 October 2019
    Declaration

    On 23 and 24 October, Norway will host the “Our Ocean” conference: An annual international conference that was initiated in 2014 by the US Department of State outside of any UN process. The people who live with and are surrounded by the ocean, and who are most affected by the deterioration of the marine environment, are not present in the conference panels: Fishers, coastal communities and first-affected by climate change indigenous groups. 

  5. Understanding Our Oceans

    Katie Sandwell
    23 October 2019
    Snapshot

    Six key reads to understand the rising pressure on ocean space.

  6. Tribunales con alfombra roja

    • Lora Verheecke, Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet, Sam Cossar-Gilbert
    23 October 2019
    Report

    Demandas multimillonarias que desangran a países con problemas económicos, corporaciones que invalidan las victorias logradas por quienes defienden el medio ambiente y enormes recompensas financieras para inversores que cometieron abusos contra los derechos humanos. Diez demandas entre inversores y Estados de todo el mundo, que se han presentado o se han resuelto desde 2015, demuestran que el ISDS se utiliza una y otra vez como arma empresarial contra el interés público. Este informe denuncia la verdadera esencia del régimen del ISDS a través de 10 casos recientes.

    Puedes leer los 10 casos en 10isdsstories.org/es.

  7. Opciones de comercio (más) justo para el mercado de cannabis

    • Martin Jelsma, Sylvia Kay, David Bewley-Taylor
    09 October 2019
    Report

    Los cambios políticos ocurridos en los últimos cinco años han reconfigurado dramáticamente el mercado del cannabis. No solo ha habido un boom sin precedentes en el mercado medicinal sino que, siguiendo los cambios políticos en muchas jurisdicciones, un número creciente de países también se están preparando para la regulación legal del uso no medicinal. Tales movimientos son impulsados por el reconocimiento de la inefectividad probada de las políticas represivas durante décadas, que han acarreado graves consecuencias negativas y apuntan a proporcionar un amplio rango de beneficios en términos de la salud y los derechos humanos. Sin embargo, también hay serias preocupaciones acerca del despliegue de las dinámicas de mercado.

  8. Corporate Power: A David and Goliath struggle for the 21st century

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    09 October 2019
    Article

    This article focusses on TNCs as global actors, the structures and mechanisms that grant them impunity for wrong doing, and the deepening and widespread popular resistance to TNC extractivism and destruction of the planet.

  9. Global Campaign: Semana de Movilización de los Pueblos

    12 October 2019 - Event

    Súmate para reclamar los derechos de los pueblos por encima de los derechos de los inversores, el lucro e impunidad de las Transnacionales. 

  10. Global Campaign: Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    12 October 2019 - Event

    Join in to reclaim peoples rights over investors and corporate profits and impunity.

  11. ISDS en chiffres

    • Bettina Müller, Cecilia Olivet
    08 October 2019

    Pas moins de 106 demandes d’arbitrage afférentes à des traités d’investissement concernaient des États d’Afrique. Cela représente 11 % de tous les différends connus entre investisseurs et États dans le monde.

  12. Impacts of investment arbitration against African states

    • Bettina Müller, Cecilia Olivet
    08 October 2019

    By the end of August 2019, African States had been hit by a total of 106 known investment treaty arbitration claims.  This represents 11% of all known investor-state disputes worldwide. Between 2013 and 2018, there has been an unprecedented boom of claims against African governments. During these last six years, they received more investor claims than the previous 20 years combined. This paper exposes how the international investment regime affects African countries.

  13. The Amazon and the hell of power

    Francesco Martone
    03 October 2019
    Article

    Power inferno”, this is the title Jean Baudrillard gave to one of his essays in the aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers, paraphrasing the title of a catastrophic film that hit the billboards years earlier: A “Tower Inferno”. A hell of power. This we might say today, as in past occasions, of the Amazon, an image of fire, destruction and resistance, that has been cyclically appearing and reappearing in the media, and that periodically unleashes indignation and helplessness, as if the Amazon were some sort of symbol of past and future apocalypse.

  14. Los desafíos del cannabis medicinal en Colombia

    • Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    02 October 2019
    Policy briefing

    En julio de 2016 el gobierno colombiano expidió la ley 1787 que regula el uso y la comercialización del cannabis medicinal en el país. Con esta decisión y una serie de resoluciones subsiguientes, Colombia se sumó a más de una decena de países que han puesto en práctica distintos tipos de reglamentación para explorar las ventajas de esta planta como alternativa farmacéutica.

  15. Think Global Drink Local: Pub Quiz #6

    09 October 2019 - Event

    An exciting 6th edition of the Think Global Drink Local Pub Quiz, at the beautiful Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater.