Corporate Rights or Human Rights? The case of Investor State Dispute Settlement

Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30

This session will highlight the dangerous implications of international investment treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) for Southern countries. It will look at the ability of corporations to sue countries in secretive arbitration for huge sums for lost profits when countries try to protect things like the environment or labour rights. These settlements, or the threat of them, create a regulatory chill in countries and result in huge payments that constrain countries’ ability to comply with their human rights obligations. Current initiatives to mobilize and engage people and pressure governments to address this issue will be covered. Inter Pares will collaborate with Focus on the Global South, Trans National Institute and possibly others to present

Speakers
Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South
Johanna Jimenez-Pardo, Inter Pares
Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2790)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
English
Target audiences
General
Activities extended on the Internet
no
Last Modified
17 July 2016
Corporate Rights or Human Rights? The case of Investor State Dispute Settlement
Activity Lead Organization
Inter Pares
Organization(s) that co-animated activity
Focus on the Global South
Programming theme
Fight against the Dictatorship of Finance and for Resource Distribution
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
Debate / deliberate / discuss
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