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  1. Canada should follow EU lead on investment rules

    a NAFTA lawsuit claiming $500 million in damages for two superior court decisions that invalidated patents ...

    2014-03-07 22:14

  2. Corporate rights under serious scrutiny in Europe. Canada fast asleep.

    secretive and unappealable commercial arbitration panels rather than in the regular court system. ... of Canadian appeal courts and even though the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear the ... dispute system outside of the regular courts, why isn't Canada taking advantage of the C.E.T.A. talks ...

    2014-02-20 10:35

  3. Investor-State: Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract

    Monday that it had filed for a Request for Arbitration with a World Bank court in its protracted dispute ... Costa Rica-Canada Bilateral Investment Treaty when an Administrative Appeals Court revoked its mining ... from President Óscar Arias’ administration, but an Administrative Appeals Court later ordered the ...

    2014-02-12 09:23

  4. Investor corruption, bilateral investment treaties and international arbitration: Bribery at centre of failed investor claim

    treaties;  the out of court settlement between Siemens and the Republic of Argentina following the latter’s ...

    2014-02-10 19:56

  5. JOINT DECLARATION: 20 years of NAFTA: Enough Free Trade! No to the TPP! Tri-National Multisectoral Forum

    ability to challenge democratic laws in special courts with extraterritorial jurisdiction. This leaves ...

    2014-02-07 14:49

  6. Critics score against extreme corporate rights in TTIP, but must not be fooled by the Commission’s tricks

    corporate agenda of the trade talks. 1) The Commission wants to reform not dump the special courts for ... constitutional protection for private property, which are overseen by a host of court jurisdictions, including the European Court of Justice. 2) The Commission’s reform agenda will not address the basic flaws of ...

    2014-01-26 14:30

  7. Multiple Countries Reject Investor-State (2013 Update)

    able to challenge the legality of an unfavourable verdict from their Supreme Court and that they would ... facilitate mediation or can approach the courts for relief. c) The bill removes a provision contained in most ...

    2014-01-24 23:32

  8. The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule

    that allows foreign corporations to bring such claims only to domestic courts rather than international ...

    2014-01-20 23:19

  9. Philip Morris, Australia and the fate of Europe’s trade talks

    international Permanent Court of Arbitration using the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, or ISDS, ... companies or investors the right to force a government before a domestic court or a specially created ... routine court action. “Australia is a developed country which has a very good judicial system,” she says. ...

    2014-01-17 15:01

  10. Patents, Public Health, and International Law: The Eli Lilly NAFTA Chapter 11 Case

    company Eli Lilly has filed a claim before a NAFTA tribunal, alleging that Canadian court decisions in ... relied on by the Canadian courts credible? Is public health undermined or helped by this shift, which ...

    2014-01-17 14:51