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

Atelier de discusión
11 Ago 2016  13h00 - 15h30

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

Oradores
Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South
Johanna Jimenez-Pardo, Inter Pares
Atelier de discusión
11 Ago 2016  13h00 - 15h30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2790)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canadá
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17 July 2016
Corporate Rights or Human Rights? The case of Investor State Dispute Settlement
Organización responsable de la actividad
Inter Pares
Administradores de grupo
Guillaume Charbonneau, Johanna Jimenez
Organizaciones que co-conducen actividades
Focus on the Global South
Tema de la programación
Lucha contra la dictadura de la finanza y por el reparto de los recursos
Objectivos
Informar/Sensibilizar
Debatir/deliberar/discutir
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