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  1. RCEP: A secret deal

    • Rachel Tansey, Sam Cossar-Gilbert
    20 July 2018
    Report

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega regional trade deal involving sixteen nations from Asia-Pacific. RCEP will impact the lives of billions of people, from the quality of the food they eat to the energy they consume and the affordability of life-saving medicines. Yet, RCEP negotiations are being conducted almost completely in secret, with limited to no meaningful public participation. Most elected officials have, at best, limited access to the negotiating texts, which remain out of reach for civil society.

  2. ISDS in numbers

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    11 December 2017
    Report

    How fair is the investment arbitration system in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries? Are investor-state disputes balanced between national and corporate interests? LAC countries are among the most affected by the investment arbitration system, representing 28.6% of all known investor-state disputes around the world. In particular, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru account for 77.3% of the total number of claims against LAC countries. Analysis shows that the system so far heavily favours corporate interests. Investors have won in 70% of the cases brought against LAC countries. As a result, LAC States have already had to pay foreign companies 20.6 billion USD, which could cover Bolivia’s budget for health and education for four whole years.

  3. TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks

    • Thomas Marois
    21 April 2017
    Report

    The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is an attack on the future publicness of public banking around the world. 

  4. ISDS for ultimate deregulation

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

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

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  7. Indonesia’s alternative approach to ISDS

    Riza Damanik
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  8. The UNASUR initiative

    Cecilia Olivet
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  9. ISDS cases in Latin America

    Cecilia Olivet
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  10. No need for ISDS

    Cecilia Olivet
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  11. Does the EU-Malaysia FTA undermine government policy space to regulate?

    29 November 2011
    Multi-media

    Charles Santiago, MP from Malaysia, discusses the dangers of EU-Malaysia FTA, particularly due to the inclusion of an investment protection chapter.