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by Elmar Stellnberger

ISDS: How far can we trust our politicians?

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.
How far can we trust our politicians when things come to TTIP, CETA and Investor-state dispute resolutions?
read about:
  • Federal Chancellor of Austria, Werner Faymann
  • the European Citizens´ Initiative against TTIP and CETA
  • ACTA, TTIP and CETA

remark: text has now been moved from ISDS.html.en to TTIP.html.en



Jean-Claude Juncker does not want to admit ISDS arbitration courts

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

Jean-Claude Juncker who has been known as a proponent of the planned transatlantic investment treaties has now asserted a courageous statement: "My commission will not allow that the judicature of the courts of the EU member states will be hobbled by special regulations for lawsuits of investors. The rule of law and equality must also be valid in this context." (according to the Krone-newspaper on 2014-12-17, translated from German to English). He accomplished further: "In the treaty that my commission will propose at the end of the negotiations nothing will infringe the access to domestic administration of justice. Neither will we give secret courts the final say."

read more at https://www.elstel.org/ISDS.html.en




Investor State Dispute Resolution and Human Rights Violations

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.
So called 'investor state dispute resolutions' would abolish our democracy and national sovereignty as we know it today: companys could sue against any law affecting their future profits. They may require the public to pay high indemnifications or even worse to take back and abolish consumer, social, environmental or other regulations. The trials would be held under exclusion of the public and without any possibility to appeal. Even the local constitution and human rights are subordinated under these arbitration courts giving companies a charter for human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Unebelievable but true.



Indigenenprotest gegen sinnloses Staudammprojekt am Rio Tapajós

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: de,
Type:
new
.

Die Mundurukú wollen Millionen Bäume vor Rodung für Staudamm retten. Der Strom soll für Aluminiumhütten, Bergbaukonzerne und Industrieanlagen verwendet werden. Der Damm wäre aufgrund der Methanemissionen klimapolitisch weitaus schädlicher als Kohlekraftwerke.

zur Protestaktion auf regenwald.org



TTIP and its economic impact on the European Union [en]

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.
The effects of TTIP on the European economies is estimated very differently by different types of economic models. The article contrasts possible influences of TTIP as predicted by the Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGM) towards a model based on the United Nations Global Policy Model (UN GPM).