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» US Market Access, Reformed ISDS Conditions for TTIP, say MEPs
Online Publication Date:10 July 2015
Members of the European Parliament approved a set of recommendations to the European Union (EU) negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US, which would open up US markets for EU goods and services, and a new justice system to replace the existing investor-State dispute settlement provisions.
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» Civil Society Groups Urge Halt to TPPA Negotiations, Support UN Expert Call for Human Rights Impact Assessment
Online Publication Date:24 June 2015
Two press releases from civil society calling for an immediate moratorium on the TPPA negotiations and to conduct an independent human rights review and assessment of the agreement.
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» The Obscure Legal System That Lets Corporations Sue Countries
Online Publication Date:12 June 2015
This article discusses investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), which is prevalent in many bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free-trade agreements, including the TPPA.
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» Rights Experts Voice Concerns Over BITs and FTAs
Online Publication Date:09 June 2015
A group of United Nations experts has voiced concerns over the potential detrimental impact that free trade and investment agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) may have on the enjoyment of human rights.
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» Confidential USTR Emails Show Close Industry Involvement In TPP Negotiations
Online Publication Date:08 June 2015
Confidential emails released under Freedom of Information law show that corporate representatives have had a special seat at the negotiating table of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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» TPPA Ministerial Reported Cancelled, Time to Put the Deal Out of its Misery
Online Publication Date:22 May 2015
The reported cancellation of the planned meeting of the twelve trade ministers in Guam, billed as an “endgame” for the TPPA, is another nail in the coffin for the deal, says New Zealand law professor, Jane Kelsey.
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» TPPA - Foreign Corporations to Rule?
Online Publication Date:28 April 2015
The proposed TPPA provisions on investor-state dispute settlement - allowing the investor the right to sue the government if its investment is “harmed” - are extremely problematic.
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» Opposition to US Fast-track Bill May Destabilise TPP Talks, says NGO
Online Publication Date:21 April 2015
US-based Public Citizen says unprecedented level of opposition to the US 'Fast Track' trade authority bill may destabilise the TPPA talks, as the chances of the bill becoming law are extremely remote.
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