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New Factsheet: Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests

Our new factsheet: “Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests” is all about investors suing the state.
It explores the roots of the investor-state dispute settlement systems – as a mechanism protecting colonial investments from expropriation- and traces its development until today. But the paper also takes a …

Register Now! Multiplier Seminar on Raw Material Policies in Brussels

Invitation: Multiplier Seminar on Raw Material Policies in Brussels

from Wednesday, 8th November, 20:00
till Friday, 10th November, 17:00h

The European Union is one of the biggest importers of raw materials in the world. Its resource consumption is far above a sustainable level on a global scale. Products “Made in the EU” like cars, electronics or chemicals contain raw materials …

Apply now: Multiplier Seminar on Raw Material Policies!

The European Union is one of the biggest importers of raw materials in the world. Its resource consumption is far above a sustainable level on a global scale. Products “Made in the EU” like cars, electronics or chemicals contain raw materials often coming from countries in the Global South. In many countries we observe human, social and labour rights violation …

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

We are glad that the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) has added an additional chapter to our main
publication Making Sense of CETA II which was published in 2016. In this chapter, the authors Zoltán Massay-Kosubek and George Thurley
explore the possible damages CETA threatens to inflict to public health.…

Without responsibility and transparency – Human rights risks along the nickel supply chain

Being one of the biggest export nations, Germany is strongly dependent on raw material imports. Nearly 100 percent of the metallic primary raw materials are imported from abroad and processed by German industry. The German raw material requirement has strongly increased over the past decades and according to the forecasts it will continue to increase in the coming years. Violations …