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  1. Persbericht: Voorlopig inwerkingtreding CETA voorbarig

    20 September 2017
    Press release


    Amsterdam, 20 september

    Morgen, donderdag 21 september treedt een deel van het handelsverdrag CETA tussen de EU en Canada vorlopig in werking. Een coalitie van maatschappelijke organisaties- onder andere FNV, Greenpeace, Transnational Institute, Foodwatch en Milieudefensie vindt het onverstandig en voorbarig dat Nederland zich nu al aan deze dael commiteert. Het Europese Hof van Justitie doet nog onderzoek naar het  het investeringsdeel van de deal en in veel landen is het zeer de vraag of zij definitief gaan instemmen met CETA. Als één van de lidstaten 'nee' zegt, vervalt de hele deal alsnog.

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    Corporations in the driving seat and winning big from EU’s security research agenda

    25 August 2017
    Press release

    Transnational corporations are winning millions of euros of public research funds to develop ever more intrusive surveillance and snooping technologies, a new report by Statewatch and the Transnational Institute reveals today.

  3. The hidden costs of RCEP for India

    20 July 2017
    Press release

    Hyderabad/Amsterdam, July 20. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Hyderabad, India this week (July 22). If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue States at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits. India is already the target of 40% of all cases filed against RCEP countries. The country also tops the ranking with regard to financial claims: India has been sued for at least 12.3 billion USD by foreign investors since 1994.

  4. 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.

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    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.

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    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).

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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.

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    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.

  9. Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers

    27 March 2017
    Press release

    Farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, religious, international development, and environmental groups claim that the three resulting companies will concentrate market power and "exacerbate the problems caused by industrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and food security" in an open letter to the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

  10. Absolución en un caso judicial de hoja de coca en España

    23 March 2017
    Press release

    La victoria legal en una pequeña ciudad española supone un gran paso para la legitimidad del uso de la hoja de coca, una práctica ancestral que hoy ha sido reconocida por un tribunal español

  11. Absolution in a judicial case of coca leaf in Spain

    23 March 2017
    Press release

    The legal victory in a small Spanish city is a great step for the legitimacy of the use of coca leaf, an ancestral practice that today has been recognized by a Spanish court

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    2016 sees more EU border militarisation, arms industry profits from refugee tragedy

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel
    19 December 2016
    Press release

    The European Union’s investment in border security measures boomed in 2016, a new report reveals, with prominent arms and security firms being the main beneficiaries. The militarisation of EU’s borders has however come at a terrible human cost, with the highest ever recorded yearly death toll of over 4700 known deaths in the Mediterranean sea, as refugees are forced to resort to ever more dangerous routes to enter Europe.

  13. Call to United Nations to take immediate action on the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

    05 August 2016
    Press release

    Civil society groups from across the globe, including prominent human rights NGOs, have called on UN drug control authorities to urge an immediate stop to the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines. Since 10th May 2016, more than 700 people have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines for being suspected of using or dealing drugs, as a direct result of recently-elected President Duterte’s campaign to eradicate crime within six months.

  14. Nuevo informe ofrece estrategias para regular el cannabis de forma que se respete y modernice el derecho internacional

    16 June 2016
    Press release

    En un momento en que cada vez más jurisdicciones se están planteando si legalizar y regular el acceso al cannabis, y cómo hacerlo, las tensiones entre estas iniciativas y las obligaciones contraídas por los países en virtud de los tratados de control de drogas de la ONU van en aumento. Un informe pionero elaborado por una coalición de especialistas en materia jurídica y de políticas de drogas presenta estrategias para que los países que están estudiando enfoques normativos para el cannabis lo hagan de forma que las reformas internas estén en sintonía con sus obligaciones jurídicas internacionales.

  15. New Report Offers Strategies for Regulating Cannabis in Ways that Uphold and Modernize International Law

    16 June 2016
    Press release

    As an increasing number of jurisdictions consider whether and how to legalize and regulate access to cannabis, tensions are growing between these initiatives and countries’ obligations under the UN drug control conventions. A groundbreaking new report produced by a coalition of legal and drug policy experts offers strategies for countries exploring regulatory approaches to cannabis to do so in ways that ensure that their domestic reforms align with their international legal obligations.

  16. Leaked documents show five EU Member States attempting to institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

    Niels Jongerius
    19 May 2016
    Press release

    In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a sly attempt to institutionalise ISDS throughout the European Union. According to a leaked non-paper, on the 7th April representatives of these five nations made a proposal to the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee which would in effect create a plurilateral treaty based on foreign investment protection within the EU. A move which was suspiciously followed by publication of a similar proposal on Business Europe’s website in what appears to have been a coordinated action.

  17. Europese Commissie wil handelsverdrag Canada al in werking laten treden voordat Tweede Kamer erover besluit

    13 May 2016
    Press release

    Eurocommissaris Cecilia Malmström van Handel wil het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en Canada al in werking laten treden voordat de Tweede Kamer er over besluit, dat heeft zij vrijdag gezegd tijdens een persconferentie in Straatsburg. Greenpeace, Milieudefensie, foodwatch en TNI (Transnational Institute) roepen minister Lilianne Ploumen voor Buitenlandse Handel op daar niet mee akkoord te gaan en in juni geen handtekening te zetten onder het verdrag. 

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