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  1. A call for a moratorium on the Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiations

    26 January 2017
    Declaration

    Civil society letter of concern on the occasion of the 2nd round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

  2. Letter of concern on the proposed ‘modernisation’ of the EU-Mexico FTA

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Institute for Policy Studies
    25 January 2017
    Declaration

    The Institute for Policy Studies and Transnational Institute welcome the Dutch trade minister’s call for a reset of trade negotiations to better link the trade and investment agenda to equitable and sustainable development objectives. At the same time, we urge all stakeholders involved in the EU-Mexico FTA negotiations to replace the current far-reaching liberalisation and deregulation agenda with an agreement that regulates investment in accordance with human rights, social standards, environmental protection, climate conservation and other sustainable development objectives as overriding principles. Read the letter, which includes our concerns and recommendations, below:

  3. Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

    Pietje Vervest
    10 January 2017
    Article

    In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

  4. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြနဲ႔ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေဖာ္ေဆာင္မႈေတြကို ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ေနတဲ့ ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရးဆိုင္ရာ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္မ်ား

    Pietje Vervest
    17 October 2016
    Article

    ဖြ႔ံၿဖိဳးစ ျမန္မာ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးဟာ တည္ၿငိမ္မႈ မရွိေသးဘဲ အထိအခိုက္လြယ္တဲ့ အေနအထားမွာ ရွိေနပါေသးတယ္။ ဒီလိုအခ်ိန္မွာ ရင္းႏွီးျမႈပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရး သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြဟာ ႏိုင္ငံကို ပိုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းၿပီး ဒီမိုကေရစီ ဆန္ေစမယ့္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ေတြအေပၚ အပ်က္သေဘာ သက္ေရာက္မႈေတြ ရွိမေနဖို႔ လိုပါတယ္။

  5. Unmasked: Corporate rights in the renewed Mexico-EU FTA

    • Cecilia Olivet, Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    13 June 2016
    Report

    The EU and Mexico launch negotiations for a ‘modernised’ Free Trade Agreement. A key feature is the investment protection chapter which grants major multinational companies in Mexico and the EU the exclusive right to challenge democratic decisions taken by States, even when they were taken in the public interest. The report outlines six reasons of major concern.

  6. Signing away sovereignty

    • Cecilia Olivet, Jaybee Garganera, Farah Sevilla, Joseph Purugganan
    24 May 2016
    Report

    Mining firms have been one of the main corporate sectors worldwide to take advantage of investor-state dispute mechanisms to sue states for regulation of mining, having sued governments for a total of USD 53 billion so far. The Philippines, one of five countries worldwide with the highest overall mineral reserves, has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government's ability to regulate or close polluting mines. This legal straitjacket will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed.