Tag Archive: free trade agreements

New report: How regulatory cooperation erodes protections for the environment, public health, workers and consumers

New report: How regulatory cooperation erodes protections for the environment, public health, workers and consumers

The EU's trade agreement with Canada (CETA) is one of the first EU agreements to include a comprehensive chapter on regulatory cooperation. Critical voices warn that regulatory cooperation is a gateway to deregulation and the lowering of environmental and consumer protection standards. Will CETA become

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 …