Category Archives: Investor state dispute

Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Megawati, Indonesia for Global Justice

  “Undermines Rule of Law and Democracy” Thank you Mr. Chair person, and all Trade Negotiating Committee for your time. My name is Megawati, I’m from Indonesia and working with Indonesia for Global Justice, an organization who have concerns on free trade agreements and investment treaty. We aware that … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Kumron from StopDrink Network and FTA Watch, Thailand

Good afternoon. My name is Kumron from StopDrink Network and FTA Watch, Thailand. It is such a long day and also long journey of RCEP negotiation. I’m here to tell you my 2 main concerns.   RCEP aim is to … Continue reading

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Why RCEP is the problem, not the solution

Source: inquirer.net | May 17, 2017 On May 2-12, the 16 member-countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) met in Manila for their 18th round of negotiations to craft a multilateral trade deal that would affect half of the world’s … Continue reading

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Trade laws that rob common people

Dr Gopal Dabade, Deccan Herald|  May 8 2017 If the RCEP talks materialise, they will give big companies a market access to over 3 billion people. Trade between countries has existed since time immemorial. The World Tr­ade Organisation (WTO) is … Continue reading

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MSF response on RCEP negotiations in the Philippines

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi, 8 May 2017 – The Philippines is set to host the 18th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement’s negotiations in Manila this week. Negotiators from the ten members of the … Continue reading

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Eli Lilly’s ISDS Patent Claim against Canada Defeated

In an unprecedented case, Eli Lilly initiated an amended investor-state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) claim against the government of Canada in 2013 after Canada’s highest courts upheld invalidations on new therapeutic use patents for two chemical compounds – olanzapine and atomoxetine, the active … Continue reading

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Jane Kelsey: Governments in denial of a world changing around them

Source: NZHerald | March 29, 2017 The visit of China’s Premier Le Keqiang to New Zealand should be the catalyst for a mature and nuanced discussion of our future relationship with the world’s rising hegemon, not simply, whether we can renegotiate … Continue reading

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