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  1. Investor-state dispute settlement: special rights for investors, serious threat to our climate

    12 November 2015 - Event

    This public event will highlight the risks that provisions negotiated as part of trade agreements – such as ISDS – can pose for governments’ ability to regulate to protect the environment and act on climate change.

  2. Open Letter to Presidents of Council, Commission and Parliament on VolksWagen scandal

    09 November 2015
    Declaration

    Over 39 organisations write an open letter to the presidents of European Council, Commission and Parliament to address their concerns on the agenda in favour of cutting compliance costs and replacing the role of the public regulator with corporate co- and self-regulation. The dieselgate scandal, caused by a will to cut compliance costs, shows that the human and economic consequences of weak rules and lenient enforcement of environmental laws are enormous.

  3. UN's work toward an international legally binding human rights instrument for transnational corporations

    12 November 2015 - Event

    This important debate on the "UN's work Towards an international legally binding Human Rights Instrument for TNCs" will take place at the European Parliament. Brid Brennan, will speak at the debate and focus on the significant contribution of affected communities, social movements, civil society organisations and human rights networks in advancing the perspectives on the UNHRC initiative and will share the proposals developed by the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power.

  4. Shadow Sovereigns: how global corporations are seizing power

    12 November 2015 - Event

    Can Progressives slow the success of neo-liberalism? In recent years links between big business and government have become stronger and more far-reaching than ever, impeding the possibility for progress. Ahead of the Spanish elections and climate change negotiations, Susan George will draw on her new book about the power of big business and her decades of activism and writing to analyse the possibilities for progress.

  5. Fair representation of ethnic minorities tested by Myanmese vote

    Tom Kramer
    09 November 2015
    Opinion

    The 2015 elections in Myanmar will be closely watched by many observers at home and abroad. Should they be free and fair, the polls on Sunday could have a profound impact on the future of the country.

  6. Ethnic Politics and the 2015 Elections in Myanmar

    07 November 2015
    In the media

    Shan Herald Agency for News - Myanmar is heading to the polls in November 2015, with an expected shift in power from the old elite to the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD). However it remains unclear whether the new political space created by the transition away from military rule will bring significant legislative power to ethnic nationality-based parties.

  7. The drug war in the Myanmar's mountains

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    IRIN - The reasons behind Myanmar’s six decades of ethnic warfare are many and varied, but General “Robert” Ar Nyun can tell you in a word why his group began fighting the government four years ago: drugs.

  8. Hoe gestolen landbouwgrond in handen van Rabobank terechtkwam

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    De Correspondent -  Ruim een jaar geleden stuitte ik op een mysterie: Roemeense boeren ontdekten dat hun land, zonder medeweten, was verkocht. Met collega Sorin Semeniuc volgde ik een jaar lang het financiële spoor en kwam ik uit bij Rabobank. De Nederlandse bank heeft middels een fonds vele miljoenen in Roemeense landbouwgrond geïnvesteerd. Hoe zijn ze aan die grond gekomen?

  9. Dutch bank faces questions on Romania land-grab

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    EU observer- Since 2002, the price of land in Romania has seen a 25-fold increase, and Rabo Farm believe it will continue to grow – albeit at a slightly slower rate.

  10. ISDS for ultimate deregulation

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  11. TTIP: the new model for FTAs

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  12. TTIP: corporate power grab

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  13. Flower seed

    John Hilary

    Profile

    War on Want

  14. Pressure on superstore regulations

    Dharmendra Kumar
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  15. India's new model BIT

    Dharmendra Kumar
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  16. Newmont’s ICSID case withdrawal

    Riza Damanik
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  17. Indonesia’s alternative approach to ISDS

    Riza Damanik
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  18. ISDS and the Costs for states

    Joseph Purugganan
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  19. ISDS and the Philip Morris Case

    Charles Santiago
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  20. ISDS and Regulatory Chill

    Charles Santiago
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media

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