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The ECJ verdict changes nothing – ISDS may not be illegal but it is immoral

This morning the European Court of Justice passed its judgment on the compatibility of the investment chapter of the EU-Canada CETA agreement with EU law. Unfortunately for campaigners fighting hard against the corporate stitch-up that is CETA, the court decided that the ISDS part of the deal was in fact compatible with EU law. This …

European election pledge campaign – register MEP/candidate pledges here

Dear candidates for the European Parliament – we need your pledges of support! Are you a candidate for the European elections this month and want to support our campaign? Are you a local voter who has gained the support of such a candidate? Then please fill in this form to register your/your local candidates support. …

Six years since the Rana Plaza tragedy – corporations are still getting away with murder

Six years ago today, the Rana Plaza commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, collapsed killing 1134 people and injuring many others. Many of them were garment workers (disproportionately women) making clothes for wealthy customers in the West. They were paid as little as 38 Euros a month. It was among the worst such disasters …

REGISTER YOUR EVENT HERE: Tell us what you’re doing to stop ISDS & corporate impunity

Got a cool event planned? Let us know so like minded people in your area can join! Whether it’s you and a few friends setting up a stall to collect signatures in your city centre or a big creative protest action please let us know what you are doing in your area to end ISDS …

Call to Action – Stop ISDS and corporate impunity

As an alliance of over 200 organisations, trade unions and social movements, we call for urgent action to stop the unjust system of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in all its forms and end corporate impunity. Stop ISDS ISDS is a one sided and unfair justice system for corporations that is used to bully governments. …

Explain ISDS to your mum? Here’s why you should do it. And how

    “ISDS? Isn’t that the name of the international space station?” ISDS is an awful system. It allows multinationals to bully our governments by threatening to sue them if they dare pass policies they don’t like. It is also a complicated subject. Even the acronym ISDS seems designed to bore and confuse people – whether …

We the people reject ISDS. So why are our governments trying to expand it?

  This week in New York, a meeting is taking place that will not attract very much media interest. On the face of it, that isn’t surprising. The meeting of Working Group III of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) hardly sounds like scintillating front page news. But in amongst the lobbies of …