Blogs

Blogs

The case against corporate courts

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

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), is a system of special privileges granted to transnational companies by rules in trade and investment deals. ISDS has enabled corporations to sue countries for doing almost anything they don’t like – including restrictions on destructive mining, regulating finance, renationalising public services and anti-smoking policies.

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Trading up for health: How to prevent trade deals from undermining health

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 30 January 2019
Campaigns: Pharma, Trade

This briefing outlines the main risks that trade policy poses to health, and then sets out the alternatives that could help avoid these risks and ensure that trade doesn’t undermine […]

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Taking public control of medicines

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 29 November 2018
Campaigns: Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry makes billions in profits from charging high prices for medicines. Meanwhile, people suffer and die from treatable conditions because they can’t afford extortionate prices. This is a […]

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The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 16 October 2018
Campaigns: Trade

TPP will hand over even more power to the most powerful corporations in the world and deepen the inequalities of hyperglobalisation. The UK should not be considering joining it. Instead […]

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UN Binding Treaty – Common position paper for UK civil society

Type: Campaign briefings, Other
Date: 12 October 2018
Campaigns: Climate

Ahead of a week of negotiations on the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights in Geneva in October, the UK civil society working group on the Binding Treaty has produced a common position paper for UK government and parliamentary advocacy.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 27 August 2018
Campaigns: Trade

On 5 September we’ll be donning our chicken costumes, and the masks of our Tory government and their cronies (see pic) to welcome the trade minister George Hollingbery to Holyrood. […]

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Ending corporate impunity

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 July 2018
Campaigns: Climate

The struggle to bring about a binding UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

The Third Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights in October 2017. Global Justice Now will continue efforts in order to build a UN Binding Treaty on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and their supply chains.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 27 June 2018
Campaigns: Trade

The UK trade bill is back at Westminster. It’s been in the deep freeze for a time, while the Tory tussle over the EU customs union was being resolved, but […]

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Trade Democracy in Wales | Democratiaeth Masnach Yng Nghymru

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 22 May 2018
Campaigns: Trade

How post‐Brexit trade deals could undermine Wales’ food, health service and devolved powers, and how to make sure they don’t

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E-pocalypse Now: How the e-commerce trade agenda promotes corporate power and threatens the global south

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 18 May 2018
Campaigns: Trade

Imagine a world in which a multinational company knew every intimate detail of your life. Details like your health fears, your love life, your innermost beliefs and who you’re thinking […]

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