Blogs

Blogs

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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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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