CAFTA
The Argentina Independent | 29-sep-2015
El Salvador is defending itself against a US$301m lawsuit filed after it blocked a mining project to protect the country’s heavy-polluted water supply. The imminent verdict will set a precedent amid a growing trend of companies suing governments when they can’t exploit their natural resources.
Counter Punch | 3-sep-2015
Over 90 percent of El Salvador’s surface water is contaminated with industrial chemicals, making it unsuitable to drink even if the water is boiled, chlorinated or filtered beforehand. A new action plan for passing a nationwide ban has begun to unfold, as Salvadorans await the outcome of the Pacific Rime ICSID case.
El Salvador | 28-jui-2015
Luis Parada, a lawyer with the law firm Foley Hoag, is optimistic that the company, Pacific Rim, will not prevail in the proceedings.
El Salvador | 28-jui-2015
El abogado de la firma Foley Hoag, Luis Parada, es optimista en que la empresa Pacific Rim, no ganará el litigio en el que exige a El Salvador $314 millones por no darle la concesión para extraer metales del subsuelo. Habla del avance y consecuencias que ha tenido este arbitraje para el país.
El Salvador | 24-jui-2015
El litigio entre El Salvador y la empresa minera Pacific Rim en un tribunal en Washington ha entrado ya a su etapa final y se prevé una sentencia a favor del país, afirmó ayer Luis Parada, el abogado defensor de El Salvador.
IIED | 27-jui-2015
Civil society organisations can play an important role in carrying and strengthening community voices in arbitration processes, by making submissions to arbitral tribunals.
IIED | 27-jui-2015
Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil pueden desempeñar un papel importante representando y fortaleciendo las voces de las comunidades en los procesos de arbitraje, presentando escritos de alegaciones ante tribunales de arbitraje.
Public Citizen | 12-déc-2014
The European Commission’s claim that threats posed by the investor-state dispute settlement system can be fixed by “improving” ISDS provisions in trade pacts has already been proved false, says Public Citizen
FPIF | 25-nov-2014
Ten years after the approval of DR-CAFTA, we are seeing many of the effects that citizens who opposed the deal cautioned about., write Manuel Perez-Rocha and Julia Paley.
Public Citizen | 23-aoû-2014
Pacific Rim Mining Corp., a Canadian-based multinational firm, sought to establish a massive gold mine using water-intensive cyanide ore processing in the basin of El Salvador’s largest river, Rio Lempa.

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