Category Archives: Investment treaties

Government should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs says Fair Trade group

Media Release | July 10, 2017 “We welcome the international tribunal decision that Philip Morris tobacco company should pay the costs of its failed case against Australia’s 2011 plain packaging law. But it is absurd and unacceptable that the tribunal has … Continue reading

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Another investor-state dispute on horizon for India

Income Tax Dept slaps $1.6 bn tax demand on Cairn Energy; firm to file dispute notice Source: Financial Express March 11,2015 Income Tax Department has slapped a Rs 10,247 crore (USD 1.6 billion) tax demand on Cairn Energy Plc, which termed the … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders airs its cause over NY, New Jersey

Source: Idaho Statesman 29 Jan 2015 NEW YORK — Doctors Without Borders has taken to the skies to air its cause. The organization says it had a plane tow a banner over New Jersey and New York on Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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US Looking to Deepen Economic Relations With India

Source: NDTV 16 Jan 2015 The US is looking to deepen its economic relationship with India, a top American diplomat has said ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the country, during which the two countries would take up a … Continue reading

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US, India ramp up bilateral meetings ahead of Obama visit

Source: Times of India NEW DELHI: Ahead of President Barack Obama’s arrival in New Delhi, the US and India are working up momentum in bilateral engagements to ensure the visit is a success. Sources here said the two countries are … Continue reading

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New bilateral investment treaties will help India avoid arbitration

Source: Economic Times December 16,2014 NEW DELHI: Bilateral investment treaties that the government will enter into from now on will have a provision preventing foreign investors to drag India to arbitration on any issues that have been settled by a … Continue reading

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Investment: UN Rapporteur on right to health call for review of investment treaties

Source: TWN 17 Oct 2014 New Delhi, 13 October (K M Gopakumar) – Investment treaties should be reviewed to ensure that States have the right to make changes in their laws and policies to further human rights regardless of the … Continue reading

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