• Jueves, 11 Junio
  • 11:00 – 13:00 (CET)
  • Webinar
  • Extractivism, Human Rights and ISDS: Hard Law vs. Soft Law

  • This webinar will showcase the provisions in free trade and investment agreements that have given rise to an increase in the use of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) through which corporations enforce investment protections on governments, especially in the Global South. We will focus on suits brought by extractive industries over investments that communities are resisting in defense of their territories, environment and human rights.

    To achieve a renewal of the multilateral system we must overcome the existing and unjust neoliberal model. We will discuss how the neoliberal order has strengthened Hard Law to benefit corporate interests, while pushing the belief that international human rights remain in the realms of Soft Law.

     

    Speakers
    Carla García Zendejas
    , Center for International Environmental Law
    Jen Moore, IPS, Associate Fellow
    Vidalina Morales, Asociación para el Desarrollo de El Salvador y Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica
    Aldo Orellana, Terra Justa – Bolivia

    Moderation
    John Cavanagh
    , IPS, Director

     

    This webinar series is organized by transform! europe together with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels and New York Offices, in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Studies, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policyand the Transnational Institute (TNI).


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