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» EU-US deal could unleash a "corporate litigation boom"
Online Publication Date:11 June 2013
Investor-state dispute settlement under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the US would empower EU and US-based corporations "to engage in litigious wars of attrition to limit the power of governments on both sides of the Atlantic."
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» NAFTA and Food in Mexico
Online Publication Date:02 May 2013
NAFTA has caused a series of shocks to the Mexican countryside, forced many farm workers to abandon their lands and look for work in cities or in the US or elsewhere, and turned Mexico into a food dependent country no longer able to feed its population without imports.
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» Avoid mistakes of the West: Stiglitz
Online Publication Date:28 March 2013
Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz describes the TPPA as ‘dangerous’ and criticises the secrecy of negotiations despite the impact of the agreement on the public. In this way, private interests such as pharmaceuticals lobby TPPA governments to negotiate positions that pose a risk to public welfare.
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» Eminent Jurists Say 'No' to Investor Right to Sue in TPPA
Online Publication Date:09 May 2012
More than 100 jurists have sent an open letter to Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiators calling for the right of investors to sue governments directly to be excluded from the TPPA.
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» US suspends Argentina from trade preference scheme
Online Publication Date:02 April 2012
Trade frictions are on the rise between Washington and Buenos Aires, after Obama announced that the US would be suspending Argentina from its GSP programme - which waives duties on thousands of imports from developing countries - for failure to pay arbitration awards in two disputes involving US investors.
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» Intellectual Property Rights & Access to Medicine: A Patient Perspective
Online Publication Date:25 October 2011
A presentation by Edward Low of MTAAG+ which provides an insight from a patient's perspective regarding IPRs and access to medicines.
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» Peru: Doe Run's Latest Move
Online Publication Date:27 January 2011
The US mining and metallurgical company Doe Run has challenged the Peruvian government, claiming it has not been given "protection and security" as an investor, as required by the Peru-US FTA.
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» Outlook Cloudy for South Korea-US FTA
Online Publication Date:15 January 2009
The South Korea-US FTA took a back seat after the South Korean parliament failed to pass a bill that would have paved the way for the ratification of the agreement in its last sitting.
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