We analyzed 38 multi-million dollar claims brought by the mining industry using ISDS and other investment protection laws; in over half, communities are fighting to protect Indigenous territory, water, and more.
Canadian investors have frequently used the ISDS system to pursue their commercial interests abroad—too often to challenge responsible government policies taken in the public interest in developing countries.
30 organisations de la société civile demandent la fin du mécanisme d’arbitrage entre investisseurs et États qui bénéficie exclusivement aux investisseurs étrangers au détriment des Etats et des citoyens et mine la démocratie.
The company’s Canadian and British subsidiaries have already announced their intention to initiate arbitration proceedings against Armenia in accordance with bilateral agreements if the matter is not resolved.
Many countries have become wary of the system and are restructuring or terminating their investment agreements. This is the ambience in which the Court of Justice will decide whether the CETA is compatible with EU law.
Imperial Tobacco is working on available legal instruments of protection, including an international investment arbitration tribunal, to contest a fine imposed by Ukraine for anticompetitive concerted actions.
For the Kingdom, Carlyle did not justify the existence of investments in Morocco. The American group invokes the Morocco-United States free trade agreement while the contracts with Samir concern entities based in the Cayman Islands.
Pour le Royaume, Carlyle n’a pas justifié l’existence d’investissements au Maroc. Le groupe américain invoque l’accord de libre-échange Maroc-Etats-Unis alors que les contrats avec la Samir concernent des entités basées aux îles Caïmans.