Blogs

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Democratic public ownership in the UK pharmaceutical sector

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 19 September 2019
Campaigns: Pharma

Working paper by Global Justice Now, Just Treatment and The Democracy Collaborative Today we have a public healthcare system that relies on privatised medicines (developed with public support) that are […]

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Five reasons modern trade deals are terrible for the climate

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 22 August 2019
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

Any lasting and just solution to climate change must lie in changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. Modern, mega trade deals will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. This briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop these trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.

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Lydian v Armenia

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 26 July 2019
Campaigns: Trade

SUMMARY: Mining company threatened to sue when protestors blockaded a gold mine and government allowed the protest to go ahead STATUS: Starting AT STAKE: £2 billion DETAILS: Initial notification filed […]

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Briefing Paper of the UK Working Group on the Binding UN Treaty on TNC

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 13 May 2019
Campaigns: Climate

The UK government must support the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights process to put primacy of rights over corporate profits 

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Biwater v Tanzania

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 9 May 2019
Campaigns: Trade

British water firm sues Tanzania for ending a failed water contract

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Chevron vs Ecuador

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 9 May 2019
Campaigns: Trade

US oil firm sued Ecuador after compensaton ordered for devastating Amazon oil spill.

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ISDS files – Agro EcoEnergy v Tanzania

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 January 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Sugar plantation investor accused of a land grab is suing after the Tanzanian government took back the land title

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ISDS files – Philip Morris V Australia

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 January 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Tobacco giant sued Australia over plain packaging for cigarettes

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ISDS files – Lone Pine V Canada

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 January 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Oil and gas company suing the Canadian government over a moratorium on fracking in Quebec

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ISDS files – Anglian Water V Argentina

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 January 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Water company sued when Argentina froze water prices during a financial crisis

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