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Call to Action – Week of Action Against ISDS & Corporate Impunity (11-19 Oct 2019)

It’s official. Our alliance of over 200 social movements, unions and civil society organisations will stage a series of actions across Europe in October to make our opposition to ISDS & corporate impunity crystal clear. We are planning actions in towns and cities across the continent. But special mention goes to Geneva where delegates will …

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. …

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. …

Dutch trade minister backs UN Binding Treaty…..but also ISDS

Today we have some interesting developments in the Netherlands courtesy of Marieke van Doorn from the Dutch campaign Handel Anders: Good news. Dutch trade minister Sigrid Kaag has backed the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights. The EU as a bloc has been blocking progress on the treaty that campaigners see as being …

Campaigners across EU slam MEPs vote to approve ‘corporate stitch up’ Singapore deal

Campaigners from across Europe have expressed disappointment that the European Parliament passed the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) today in a 436-203 vote. The agreement was controversial as it envisages reviving a form of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – a parallel system of tribunals that activists say allow multinationals to bully governments into abandoning beneficial …

What a week – ¼ MILLION Europeans hit back against corporate power

  Europe says enough! In the space of just one week, a quarter of a million Europeans have united to deliver a clear message to the European Commission and national governments. Their efforts to revitalise the discredited ISDS system of corporate courts will not be allowed to pass. Their opposition to a meaningful system of …