water
Counter Punch | 3-Sep-2015
Over 90 percent of El Salvador’s surface water is contaminated with industrial chemicals, making it unsuitable to drink even if the water is boiled, chlorinated or filtered beforehand. A new action plan for passing a nationwide ban has begun to unfold, as Salvadorans await the outcome of the Pacific Rime ICSID case.
ITUC | 15-Apr-2015
The International Trade Union Confederation calls on the government of El Salvador to denounce all treaties establishing ISDS proceedings.
Equal Times | 15-Apr-2015
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company’s application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
Observatoire des Multinationales | 14-Apr-2015
An international arbitral tribunal has just ordered Argentina to pay nearly 400 million Euro to Suez because in 2006, after years of conflict, Argentina renationalized the water services in Buenos Aires.
Observatoire des Multinationales | 13-Apr-2015
Un tribunal arbitral international vient de condamner l’Argentine à verser près de 400 millions d’euros à Suez environnement, pour avoir renationalisé le service de l’eau de Buenos Aires en 2006, après des années de conflits.
SSRN | 26-Jan-2015
This article analyzes the restrictive approach adopted by investor-State arbitration tribunals to human rights arguments raised by host States, as exemplified in the case of the human right to water
La Dépêche | 19-Dec-2014
C’est avec le slogan «Tafta, assez de cadeaux à Veolia» qu’une trentaine de militants du collectif Stop Tafta (qui réunit Attac, des syndicats et des partis de la gauche radicale) ont pénétré dans l’agence commerciale de Veolia à François-Verdier, hier en fin de matinée.
Green Left Weekly | 3-Nov-2014
Australian-based company OceanaGold is suing El Salvador for US$301 million for its “right” to continue operating a gold mine that is destroying the Central American nation’s water supply.
| 3-Nov-2013
Argentina has agreed to settle five separate investment treaty arbitration claims at a cost of around USD 500 million, in an historic departure from the Latin American state’s refusal to comply with awards made by international investment treaty arbitration bodies.
Policymic | 29-Mar-2012
Ecuadorian communities learned from the way that Chevron’s operations flouted environmental law in the 1990’s, that once entrusted to foreign businesses their natural resources are usually squandered.

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