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  1. Investment arbitrators' inner circle

    29 Noviembre 2012
    Article

    Interactive web showing the number of times the elite 15 arbitrators have sat side by side in investment arbitration panels.

     
  2. A TTIP Resolution for People, the Environment and Democracy

    02 Marzo 2015
    Declaration

    For a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term profit and disproportionate corporate rights. 375 civil society organisations from across Europe call on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

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    Legalised Profiteering?

    03 Noviembre 2011
    Policy briefing

    The secretive and lucrative world of international investment arbitration has enriched a small coterie of multi-billion dollar international firms, which actively promote and even help finance litigations against states and have fought fiercely to prevent changes to an unjust international investment regime.

  4. A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership

    04 Octubre 2013
    Report

    A report by the Seattle to Brussels Network demystifies the alleged economic benefits of the deal and exposes how it could harm people, the environment and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.

  5. Trade: time for a new vision

    26 Noviembre 2013
    Report

    For fairer and more democratic societies, people need to claim control over the EU’s trade and investment policy processes. We need to change EU’s trade and investment policies and the way in which decisions are made.

  6. Un mundo feliz transatlántico

    25 Noviembre 2013
    Report

    Un informe realizado por la Seattle to Brussels Network desmitifica los presuntos beneficios económicos del tratado TTIP y pone al descubierto cómo éste podría perjudicar al medio ambiente y a la economía a los dos lados del Atlántico.

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    Investment Package

    09 Mayo 2014
    Report

    A package of TNI's best publications on Trade and Investment

     
  8. Feiten of Fabels

    • Sophia Beunder, Bas van Beek, Roeline Knottnerus, Ivo Kuppens, Jilles Mast
    27 Junio 2014
    Primer

    Over TTIP wordt veel geschreven, wat zijn nu de feiten en wat zijn de fabels?

  9. No fracking way

    • Pietje Vervest, Timothé Feodoroff, Giorgina Garibotto et al.
    06 Marzo 2014
    Policy briefing

    A briefing that explores how a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking” for shale gas and oil.

  10. Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties

    • Cecilia Olivet
    01 Febrero 2013
    Policy briefing

    Corporations in Western Europe are suing Central and Eastern European countries at international arbitration tribunals through a vast web of intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Yet while the European Commission has questioned the validity of these BITs, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, oppose their termination.

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    Change EU investment policy - now is the time!

    • Seattle-to-Brussels network (S2B)
    31 Enero 2011
    Policy briefing

    Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) allow transnational corporations to by-pass domestic courts and sue sovereign states - costing tax payers millions in legal expenses and preventing governments from acting in the best interests of their citizens.

  12. The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia

    • Hilde van der Pas, Riza Damanik
    12 Noviembre 2014
    Policy briefing

    The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia is a powerful example of how investment agreements are used by companies to get exemptions from government regulations and legislation, undermining democracy and development.

  13. Socialising Losses, Privatising Gains

    • Pietje Vervest, Hilde van der Pas, Roos van Os, Roeline Knottnerus
    27 Enero 2015
    Report

    Dutch investment treaties (BITs) are frequently used by foreign companies to sue governments in the North and South for policies that might harm their future profits. 75% of these cases were brought by mailbox companies with no real economic substance in the Netherlands, making use of the vast web of Dutch BITs and the rights and protection given to foreign investors.

  14. EU-Myanmar Bilateral Investment Treaty

    27 Agosto 2014
    Report

    In March 2014 the European Commission received the negotiation mandate from the EU member States to start negotiating an Investment treaty with Myanmar. But what do BITS mean in practice? Is it in the best interest of the Myanmar public?
     

  15. A transatlantic corporate bill of rights

    03 Junio 2013
    Policy briefing

    This briefing analyses leaked proposals for so-called investor-state dispute settlement under the proposed EU-US deal and reveals a determined lobby campaign from industry lobby groups and law firms to grant unprecedented rights to corporations to sue governments for legislation and regulations that interfere with their profits.

  16. International Investment Agreements Under Scrutiny

    04 Marzo 2015
    Report

    Citizens and policy makers around the world are increasingly questioning the trade agreement system, especially the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) that enables foreign investors to bypass the legal system of host states and sue governments before private tribunals for any policy, democratically passed law, or judgment of a court that adversely affects them.

     
  17. TTIP Why the Rest of the World should Beware

    • Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    03 Junio 2015
    Paper

    Why should human rights, environmental and consumer advocate organizations all over the world that are working toward a world different from the corporate-led neoliberal dogma, pay special attention to TTIP?

  18. Lawyers subverting the public interest

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest, Pia Eberhardt, Fabian Flues
    15 Abril 2015
    Policy briefing

    In response to growing public criticism of international investment law, a new lobby group has emerged, EFILA, seeking to influence European officials. This briefing exposes how EFILA represents an attempt by the arbitration industry to fend off much-needed reforms in order to protect a highly lucrative business.

  19. Central and Eastern European countries at the crossroads

    • Pietje Vervest, Cecilia Olivet
    26 Junio 2015
    Report

    Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries find themselves at a crossroad regarding their investment protection policies with the US. This briefing provides evidence that shows that including investment arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will worsen the capacity for CEE governments to regulate.

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    Dangerous Weapons

    29 Junio 2012
    Report

    Across the world, citizens and social movements are mounting strong and effective campaigns to fight the environmental and social abuses of transnational corporations.

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