North America

Canada and the United States have signed over 170 international investment agreements. The largest of these include the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with ten other Pacific Rim states, currently in the process of being ratified.

The US is also party to the Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and is negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union.

Canada has signed the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, the latter one yet to be ratified.

US investors have extensively used the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions of these treaties. They have initiated around 130 disputes, over 20% of all known cases, making it the most frequent home state of the investor. The US has never lost an ISDS litigation.

On the other hand Canadian investors have initiated about 35 disputes and Canada has been the second most frequent target among developed states (5th globally).

(October 2015)

Financial Post | 16-Aug-2018
Gold Reserve Inc. received Venezuelan government bonds with an estimated current market value of approximately US$88.5 million.
The Guardian | 8-Aug-2018
US energy company is seeking $350m in compensation in so-called ISDS case over gas turbines in Pilbara.
Eco Actu | 8-Aug-2018
Le conseil de la commune de Casablanca avait constaté des manquements graves en matière de gestion de la décharge dont les conséquences environnementales et sanitaires sont drastiques.
Medias24 | 26-Jul-2018
A travers ses sociétés mères, l’ancien gestionnaire délégué de la décharge de Médiouna menace de poursuivre le Maroc devant le CIRDI et lui réclame 75 millions de dollars de dédommagement.
AFL-CIO | 18-Jul-2018
Those with the means to become international wheeler-dealers can access ISDS. The rest of us have to rely on public courts—the same ones that investors say are “inadequate” to handle their needs. That’s not fair, and that’s not right.
The East African | 16-Jul-2018
Rwanda faces an international arbitration suit filed by two American firms contesting the cancellation of their mining concession.
Korea Herald | 13-Jul-2018
US-based hedge fund Elliott Associates has officially filed for an investor-state dispute settlement against the South Korean government seeking $770 million in compensation for the merger between two Samsung Group affiliates.
Le Point | 13-Jul-2018
Le fonds d’investissement américain Elliott Associates a saisi une instance internationale au sujet de la fusion controversée de deux filiales du géant Samsung pour réclamer à la Corée du Sud près de 800 millions de dollars de dommages et intérêts.
Acción Ecológica | 12-Jul-2018
El arbitraje es una suerte de globalización y privatización del sistema judicial, en el que la empresa transnacional dicta las normas. Es parte también de la estrategia de debilitar la soberanía jurídica de los estados del Sur.

0 | 10 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 50 | 60 | 70 | 80 | ... | 710