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  1. Por qué deberíamos celebrar que no se incluyeron temas de inversión en la OMC

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    Ha fracasado el intento de 39 miembros de la OMC, incluidos China, Rusia, la Unión Europea, Argentina, Brasil y México, de reintroducir discusiones formales sobre facilitación de inversiones en la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC).

  2. Why failing to include investment issues at WTO should be celebrated

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    A push by 39 WTO members, including China, Russia, the EU, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to reintroduce formal discussions on investment facilitation at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial conference has failed.

  3. WTO promotes same investors rights that have cost Latin American and Caribbean states 20.6 billion USD so far

    12 December 2017
    Press release

    As Trade Ministers from 164 countries meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week for the 11 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial conference,
    the Transnational Institute has published a new report that analyses the 234 known investment arbitration lawsuits against Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) states.

  4. ISDS en números

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

    Los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentran entre los más afectados por el sistema de arbitraje de inversiones, al ser blanco del 28,6% de todas las controversias inversor-Estado conocidas a escala global. La Argentina, Venezuela, México, el Ecuador, Bolivia y el Perú, en concreto, representan el 77,3% del total de demandas presentadas contra países de ALC. Los inversores han ganado en el 70% de los casos presentados contra países de ALC. Como consecuencia, los países de ALC ya han sido condenados a pagar a compañías extranjeras 20.600 millones de dólares estadounidenses, una suma que podría cubrir el presupuesto de salud y educación de Bolivia durante cuatro años completos.

  5. The EU’s Multilateral Investment Court and its alternatives

    22 September 2017 - Event

    Last year the European Commission announced plans to establish a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) in its attempt to reform the investment  arbitration system, known as ISDS. However, the proposal has received little public scrutiny so far. Now five civil society organisations are  organising a public event with international experts to discuss the MIC and examine alternative approaches.

  6. España ya es el tercer país más demandado en tribunales como los del CETA por el recorte a las renovables

    10 September 2017
    In the media

    Noticiero Universal - Bruselas defiende a capa y espada su remodelado mecanismo arbitral para resolver disputas entre inversores y estados, pero los datos demuestran que su predecesor, con el que comparte ADN, sigue permitiendo que grandes multinacionales fuercen a los estados a gastar millones de euros de dinero público en defenderse de sus demandas ante árbitros privados, y no ante sus respectivos tribunales.

  7. Human Rights as a Key Issue in the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

    • Rachmi Hertanti
    07 September 2017
    Report

    This paper explores the potential impacts of an Indonesia-EU CEPA on human rights in Indonesia and the state’s duty to protect human rights.

  8. 50+ civil society organisations ask for halt to EU-Mexico trade talks

    30 June 2017
    Press release

    Trade talks between Mexico and the EU commenced this week as efforts intensify to update a free trade agreement signed in 2000. Serious concerns about transparency, human rights, and investor obligations saw more than fifty civil society organisations from Mexico and the EU articulate their concerns[1] in a letter demanding a halt to negotiations until certain criteria are met.

  9. The Hidden Costs of RCEP and corporate trade deals in Asia

    • Cecilia Olivet, Kat Moore, Sam Cossar-Gilbert, Natacha Cingotti
    08 December 2016
    Report

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal under negotiation between 16 Asian countries would grant corporations exclusive rights to sue governments at international tribunals. This report reveals that investors have launched 50 lawsuits at secret international arbitration tribunals against governments negotiating the RCEP agreement for a total of at least $31 billion US dollars. These lawsuits provide a warning of the potential high costs of the proposed RCEP trade deal. RCEP will deepen the rights of investors and lock in place this system of privatised justice.

  10. El ICS puesto a prueba

    El Sistema de Tribunales de Inversiones puesto a prueba

    • Cecilia Olivet, Natacha Cingotti, Pia Eberhardt, Nelly Grotefendt, Scott Sinclair
    27 September 2016
    Report

    La Comisión Europea sostiene que la actual propuesta de inversiones de la UE —llamada Sistema de Tribunales de Inversiones— protegerá la capacidad del Gobierno para legislar sobre cuestiones cruciales como la salud pública y la protección del medio ambiente. Pero el análisis de cinco de los casos de arbitraje más controvertidos en los últimos años muestra que estos aún podrían ser lanzados bajo la propuesta actual.

  11. Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay?

    Cecilia Olivet, Alberto Villarreal
    28 July 2016
    Opinion

    The tobacco giant has to pay $7m to the small South American nation in a dispute over cigarette adverts. But the case could still set a worrying precedent