Category Archives: Investor state dispute

Open Letter to Ambassadors (in India) of RCEP negotiating countries by Delhi Network of Positive People

Open Letter to Ambassadors of RCEP negotiating countries  Member countries Must Consider the Impact of RCEP on Access to Medicines in Developing Countries  Don’t trade our lives away! We are writing to you on behalf of the Delhi Network of … Continue reading

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The Aids revolution is why Asean, India and China must resist controls on generic drugs

South China Morning Post, October 10, 2016 Maria Guevara says affordable generics have transformed medical treatment, yet intellectual property provisions in a China-led regional trade deal could block access to life-saving drugs for millions in Africa and Asia China is set … Continue reading

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New Report by Health Action International, Public Citizen and Commons Network Reveals Danger of TTIP Locking Europe & US into Higher Drug Prices, Failed Pharma Innovation Model

October 3 2016 As EU and US officials meet in New York for the 15th round of TTIP negotiations, the report warns the EU and US to resist pressure from pharmaceutical corporations and avoid including an intellectual property (IP) chapter … Continue reading

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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

By Alexandra Nightingale, Intellectual Property Watch| July 21, 2016 The tobacco industry’s global efforts to use bilateral and multilateral agreements to challenge the spread of tobacco control measures such as trademark-minimising plain packages were dealt a significant blow last week … Continue reading

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RCEP trade agreement must not allow corporations to sue governments

The New Zealand Government should take controversial and outdated Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions off the table in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiations in Auckland this week, the Green Party said today.

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The Perils of TPP and TTIP

By Alfred de Zayas,  Guest Blog, Madhyam | May 2, 2016 Numerous bilateral and multilateral trade and investment agreements have been and are being negotiated without proper consultation of stakeholders, mostly in secrecy and without public participation.

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New #ISDS platform launched

A new website to help groups monitor, understand and work to defeat investor-state dispute settlement (#ISDS) mechanisms in trade and investment agreements has been launched: http://isds.bilaterals.org.

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