The Investor State Disputes Settlement (ISDS) system has become an icon of the shameless extent to which governments have pandered to corporate interests by giving foreign corporations rights that citizens do not have.
Demands for tax justice have resounded worldwide, with inequality at historic and unsustainable levels and increased attention towards the tax practices of major multinational corporations from Google to Starbucks. However, a growing number of cases under the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system have challenged government tax decisions – from the withdrawal of previously granted tax breaks to multinationals to
This report presents the findings of a health impact assessment (HIA) conducted in 2014 during the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
Reports of an envisaged free trade agreement between the EU and the USA first began to surface as far back as the early 1990s. However, it was not until February 2013 that US President Obama announced the commencement of exploratory talks.