International Forum on BITs and Alternative Investment Regime (video's)

International investment agreements (IIAs) pose a threat to democratic governance and the public interest. These agreements undermine the right of governments to regulate in favour of public interest, decent work, human rights and environmental sustainability. IIAs give transnational corporations extraordinary rights without any obligations. They allow corporations to sue sovereign states before international arbitration tribunals. Investors and law firms do not hesitate to challenge governments' social, environmental and economic regulations if these appear to reduce the profitability of their investments. It’s time to challenge them back!


Canada-EU Trade Agreement, Stuart Trew, Trade Justice Network/ Quebec Network on Hemispheric Integration, Canada


State of play US investment policy & campaigning - Sarah Anderson, IPS, US



State of play in the European Union, Marc Maes, 11.11.11



EU-India FTA Leena Menghaney, MSF/ Forum on FTAs, India



Los acuerdos de inversiòn y la arquitectura de la impunidad - Juan Hernàndez Zubizarreta EHU-UPV, Basque Country



Busting the myths about the need for investment protection, Alberto Arroyo, RMALC, Mexico



Investment treaties and the constraints on policy space: the relevant State obligations, Nathalie Bernasconi, IISD, Switzerland