Investment Chapters in Trade Agreements: From Rights to Responsibilities

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 - 11:30

Negotiations about trade agreements such as CETA between the EU and Canada or TTIP between the EU and the US have caused public outrage especially because of their investment chapters: through an investor-state-dispute-settlement system (ISDS) multinational companies preserve a right to sue governments for losses of investments. While companies push for binding regulations on investment protection, they at the same time lobby against binding rules to respect environmental standards, human rights etc. How can investors be held responsible for damages that an investment might cause in the host country? How can public interest be protected against business interests?

Speakers
Piedad Mancero, CAITISA Commission, Ecuador
Susan Mathews , Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Switzerland
Jay Jay Clement Denis, Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation, Malaysia
Rene Urueña, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Alexander Geiger, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Germany
Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 - 11:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2860)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
English, Spanish
Simultaneous translation
English, Spanish
Target audiences
General, Youth (18-35 years old), Seniors / Elders, Women, Workers
Activities extended on the Internet
no
Last Modified
15 July 2016
Investment Chapters in Trade Agreements: From Rights to Responsibilities
Activity Lead Organization
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Group Admins
Alexander Geiger
Programming theme
Economic, Social and Solidarity Alternatives facing the Capitalist Crisis
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
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