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    In praise of Susan George

    Edwin Madunagu
    13 November 2008
    In the media

    In a recent editorial comment, The Economist issued a solemn call to all believers in global capitalism not to despair, not to panick, and to do nothing that could endanger the capitalist system (October 18-24, 2008). The magazine invoked the words and spirit of its founder, the Scottish businessman, James Wilson, who, about 165 years ago, gave the paper the philosophy of "economic liberty".

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    Brussels' commitment to Latin American integration questioned

    Leigh Phillips
    30 September 2009
    In the media

    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Commission is hoping to boost EU-Latin American relations with the creation of a joint forum that will bring together the two sides on a permanent basis and launch of a new investment fund. But civil society organisations and some Latin American officials believe Europe is steadily abandoning its support for regional integration on the EU model on the continent.

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    Southern Africa: "Reclaim Control over EPA Talks"

    Servaas van den Bosch
    31 March 2010
    In the media

    Southern African governments must regain control over the negotiations on the trade deals known as economic partnership agreements (EPAs).

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    Study investment provisions before an FTA says advocacy group

    23 April 2012
    In the media

    The country should carefully study investment provisions before entering into foreign trade agreements (FTAs) as these may infringe on government’s regulatory power on foreign firms, an advocacy group on Friday said.

  5. Eerst zien, dan geloven

    04 June 2012
    In the media

    Wat zijn de gevolgen van een vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en Colombia/Peru? Daarover debatteerden vier Colombiaanse en twee Nederlandse deskundigen op 30 mei in De Balie in Amsterdam.

  6. New report shows lawyers win in free trade battles - Greens

    27 November 2012
    In the media

    A new report on how the legal industry is exploiting investment state disputes clauses in trade agreements shows why New Zealand must refuse to sign any trade agreement that includes these provisions.

  7. Investitionsschutzklagen Ein Milliardengeschäft für findige Anwälte

    27 November 2012
    In the media

    Eine neue Studie zeigt: Spekulanten und Anwälte nutzen immer öfter internationales Recht, um gegen Staaten zu klagen – auf Kosten der Bürger.

  8. The complex law suits that cost poor countries dearly

    Melanie Newman
    28 November 2012
    In the media
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    Free Trade and Workers’ Rights in Colombia: “Peace” the European Way

    21 January 2013
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    The EU spends ten times as much on subsidies to its producers than do their Colombian counterparts, and mainly produces dairy products such as whey, while Colombia’s chief export is simply milk.

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    Climate change, energy security and arms trade

    25 April 2013
    In the media

    While it is increasingly clear that climate change is an irreversible processes that will hit people and the environment hard, the defence industry sees new profit opportunities.

     
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    The Growing Importance of Africa to China

    07 May 2013
    In the media

    Currently Africa, and primarily the countries of Angola, Nigeria, and the Sudan, provides 25% of China’s petroleum imports.

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    Experts warn Myanmar about risks with investment treaties

    31 May 2013
    In the media

    International experts have warned that the use of investment treaty ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)’ for attracting foreign investments into Myanmar is risky as it grants the investors the right to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against the government under international laws.

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    Treaty Disputes Roiled by Bias Charges

    Andrew Martin
    10 June 2013
    In the media

    When Swiss law professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler joined the board of UBS AG, she was sitting on international tribunals judging whether Vivendi Universal SA and another company whose shares UBS held were entitled to damages from Argentina in investment disputes.

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    UBS-Vivendi Tie Ignored as Bias Charges Roil Treaty Disputes

    Andrew Martin
    10 July 2013
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    When Swiss law professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler joined the board of UBS AG, she was sitting on international tribunals judging whether Vivendi Universal SA and another company whose shares UBS held were entitled to damages from Argentina in investment disputes.

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    How the U.S.-EU Trade Deal would Grant Sweeping Corporate Privileges

    14 July 2013
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    The Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is in trouble. Report after report has indicated that the massive U.S.-EU deal is on shaky ground now that the NSA spying scandal has fueled European privacy concerns and botched the hopes of U.S. telecommunications firms to use the deal to downsize data privacy protections.

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    Raft of lawsuits a clear warning against TPPA, says DAP MP

    16 August 2013
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    The hundreds of cases of legal action brought by private corporations against sovereign nations clearly show what is in store for Malaysia if it ratifies the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to Klang MP Charles Santiago today.

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    Raft of lawsuits a clear warning against TPPA, says DAP MP

    16 August 2013
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    The hundreds of cases of legal action brought by private corporations against sovereign nations clearly show what is in store for Malaysia if it ratifies the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to Klang MP Charles Santiago today.

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    Emile Roemer in Brazilië (slot): Tussenstop in Venezuela

    19 August 2013
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    Edgardo Lander heeft als Venezolaanse onderzoeker die verbonden is aan het Transnational Institute in Amsterdam de afgelopen tientallen jaren campagne gevoerd tegen de door de VS gepromote vrijhandelsverdragen.

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    L’Europe au tribunal des multinationales

    Olivier Vilain
    22 August 2013
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    Washington et Bruxelles négocient un traité qui autoriserait les investisseurs à attaquer les États. Une évolution majeure peu médiatisée pour le moment.

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    Renowned political activist Susan George to deliver the 2013 Ted Wheelwright Lecture

    28 August 2013
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    One of the world's leading political thinkers and human rights activists, Susan George, will speak out against the growing influence of "illegitimate corporate power" in a keynote address at the University of Sydney this Thursday 29 August.

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