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  1. Ecuador terminates 16 investment treaties

    18 May 2017
    Article

    On May 16, President Correa of Ecuador signed decrees terminating 16 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), including with the US, Canada, China and eight European countries.

  2. Ecuador da por terminados 16 Tratados Bilaterales de Inversión

    18 May 2017
    In the media
    Prensa Latina - Quito, 18 may (PL) El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, denunció y dio por terminados 16 Tratados Bilaterales de Inversión (TBI) suscritos por este país sudamericano entre 1968 y 2001.
  3. The new economic system of value creation

    • Elena Martinez Vicente
    16 May 2017
    Infograph
  4. Infographic: What are the Commons and P2P

    • Elena Martinez Vicente
    16 May 2017
    Infograph
  5. Call for proposals on insights in authoritarian populism and the rural world

    16 May 2017
    Article

    ERPI is starting a Working Paper series, supported by a limited number of small grants, to allow for the writing up of original research. In parallel they are inviting short contributions in a variety of media that help to map out responses and alternatives. The Initiative will hold a major international conference, bringing this work together, with the aim of thinking together about new directions, both for academic research and practical action.

  6. CAITISA Presentation

    Sobre la soberanía económica en Ecuador

    14 May 2017
    In the media
    teleSUR TV - Cuando surge una controversia y hay un TBI firmado, la empresa transnacional acude al Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones (CIADI), institución del Grupo del Banco Mundial, cuyo control es establecido por el propio capital privado.
  7. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

    “France’s election is what happens when you impose neoliberalism for 40 years”

    Susan George
    10 May 2017
    Article

    Susan George reflects on the reasons for Le Pen's record vote, Mélenchon's candidacy, and the challenges facing newly-elected President Macron.

  8. The Dutch delegation at the Nyéléni Europe Forum 2016 in Romania

    10 May 2017
    Multi-media

    Impression of the Dutch delegation at the Nyéléni Europe Forum 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Over 500 people from all over Europe gathered there at the end of October for five days to lay the groundwork to take back, relocalise our food systems and multiply food sovereignty platforms across the continent.

  9. La terra per pochi: grafici

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    09 May 2017
    Infograph

    Una serie di grafici che mostrano la concentrazione massiccia delle terre in Europa. Negli ultimi dieci anni, l´UE ha perso un terzo delle sue fattorie di piccole dimensioni, il 3% delle aziende agricole controllano il 52% della terra coltivata, e la disuguaglianza terriera è diventata peggiore di quella di reddito.

  10. CAITISA Report

    La presidenta de la Comisión para la Auditoría de los Tratados de Inversiones celebra la decisión de Ecuador de terminar los tratados

    09 May 2017
    Press release

    (Ámsterdam/Quito, 9 de mayo de 2017) El Gobierno ecuatoriano anunció ayer que finalizará el proceso de terminar los 16 tratados bilaterales de inversión que tiene vigentes. Esta decisión se basa en una recomendación del exhaustivo informe, de casi 700 páginas, de la Comisión para la Auditoría de los Tratados de Inversiones.

  11. CAITISA Report

    Audit Commission President praises Ecuador’s termination of treaties

    09 May 2017
    Press release

    The Ecuadorian government announced yesterday that it will complete the process to terminate its remaining 16 Bilateral Investment Treaties. This decision is based on the recommendation of the audit commission’s 668 page report (In Spanish).

  12. Commons Transition and P2P

    • Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel
    09 May 2017
    Primer

    The Commons, as an idea and practice, has emerged as a new social, political and economic dynamic. Along with the market and the state, the Commons is a third  mode of societal organization. The Commons and Peer to Peer (P2P) together form a system based on the practices and needs of civil society and the environment it  inhabits, evolving away from obsolete, centrally planned systems or the competitive dictates of market economies. But what are the Commons and P2P, and how do they interrelate? This Primer explores these concepts.

  13. CAITISA Report

    Informe concluye que los TBI no fueron determinantes para atraer inversión extranjera

    08 May 2017
    In the media

    El Ciudadano - Quito (Pichincha).- La Comisión para la Auditoría Integral Ciudadana de los Tratados de Protección Recíproca de Inversiones y del Arbitraje en Materia de Inversionese (Caitisa) suscritos principalmente en la década de los 90′ concluyó que hubo ligereza en la firma de estos tratados y que no se tomó en cuenta la magnitud del riesgo que asumía el país.

  14. Jump-starting the stalled peace process

    Sai Wansai
    04 May 2017
    Article
  15. A Small Case in Spain Is a Big Victory for Smarter Drug Policy

    04 May 2017
    Article

    The legal approach to coca has been one of the most challenging topics in the current international drug control system, due to the plant’s connection to both commercial cocaine and ancient Andean traditions. Yet it’s rare for a case related to the coca leaf to come before a European court, in a region where those traditions are rarely discussed.

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    Comisión de Auditoría emitirá informe mientras que Ecuador da pasos para retirarse de los Tratados de inversión

    Cecilia Olivet
    04 May 2017
    Press release

    (Quito/Amsterdam, 3 de mayo de 2017) Una comisión de auditoría internacional única que examinó los beneficios y costos de los tratados de protección de inversiones de Ecuador publicará sus conclusiones el lunes 8 de mayo. El informe se publicará cinco días después de que la Asamblea Nacional de Ecuador recomendó al gobierno que pusiera fin a 12 Tratados Bilaterales de Inversión.

  17. icon of Ecuador flag

    Auditing Commission to release report as Ecuador moves to terminate investment agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    04 May 2017
    Press release

    (Quito/Amsterdam, 3 May 2017) A unique international audit commission that examined the benefits and costs of Ecuador’s investment protection treaties will publish its findings on Monday 8 May. The report is to be released 5 days after Ecuador’s National Assembly recommended the government to terminate 12 remaining Bilateral Investment Treaties.

  18. Un pequeño caso en España es una gran victoria para una política de drogas más inteligente

    04 May 2017
    Article

    El enfoque legal de la coca ha sido uno de los temas más desafiantes en el actual sistema internacional de fiscalización de drogas debido a la conexión de la planta con la cocaína comercial y las antiguas tradiciones andinas. Sin embargo, es raro que un caso relacionado con la hoja de coca se presente ante un tribunal europeo, en una región donde esas tradiciones rara vez se discuten.

  19. Court ruling on Zuma's nuclear deal is a marker of South Africa's political health

    David Fig
    02 May 2017
    Article

    The South African government’s plan to bulldoze through a nuclear energy deal has been dealt what might be a fatal blow by the Cape Town High court which has declared the plan invalid. It found that the government had not followed due process in making the decision to pursue a nuclear power option, as well as in other critical areas.

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