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» US Congressional letters oppose fast track authority: Background
Online Publication Date:13 November 2013
Spanish version of explanation of the history of difficulties getting fast track authority in the USA and the 166 of 201 House Democrats opposing fast track and 26 House Republicans currently opposing fast track. Without fast track authority, the US Congress can make any changes they want to the final TPP text and if other TPP countries do not agree to them, it will not pass the US Congress, so will not come into force with respect to the USA.
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» US Congressional letters oppose fast track authority: Background
Online Publication Date:13 November 2013
English version of explanation of the history of difficulties getting fast track authority in the USA and the 166 of 201 House Democrats opposing fast track and 26 House Republicans currently opposing fast track. Without fast track authority, the US Congress can make any changes they want to the final TPP text and if other TPP countries do not agree to them, it will not pass the US Congress, so will not come into force with respect to the USA.
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» Interview: Why Can Corporate Interests Trump Sovereign Rights?
Online Publication Date:02 May 2013
The Real News Network (TRNN) spoke to international trade and investment expert, Chakravarthi Raghavan, about the need to transform the structure as well as the substance of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) institution making up an important part of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) being signed around the world.
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» Investors running wild on land: the threats posed by international investment agreements
Online Publication Date:28 March 2013
A briefing note by Traidcraft, entitled ‘Investors running wild on land: the threats posed by international investment agreements’, discusses the impacts of the increasing number of investment agreements on developing economies.
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» Investment arbitration a "self-serving" industry, says study
Online Publication Date:20 December 2012
Rather than acting as fair and neutral intermediaries, the international investment arbitration industry has "a vested interest in perpetuating an investment regime that prioritises the rights of investors at the expense of democratically elected national governments and sovereign states", according to a new report by the Transnational Institute and Corporate Europe Observatory.
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» Investment treaties come under fire
Online Publication Date:19 November 2012
A GROWING number of international law suits has highlighted an emerging global crisis: the nature and effects of investment treaties signed between governments but which allow private companies and investors to sue countries for millions or even billions of dollars.


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» BITs, FTAs and damaging effects of their investment chapters
Online Publication Date:01 October 2012
A World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum held last week highlighted the damaging effects of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and the investment chapters of North-South Free Trade Agreements.
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» Trade: BITs ‘not decisive in attracting investment', says South Africa
Online Publication Date:26 September 2012
South African government's experience has shown that there was no clear relationship between signing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and increased inflows of FDI.
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