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

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 more detailed look at current cases of mining companies suing states in the Global South, among else in El Salvador, Indonesia and South Africa in order to prevent progressive environmental protection laws and resource sovereignty.

The factsheet can be read or downloaded