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Civil society groups sound alarm over COVID-19 claims in ’corporate courts’ | 5-Jul-2020
Countries could be facing a wave of cases from transnational corporations suing governments over actions taken to respond to the Covid pandemic using a system known as investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS. Some 630 organisations from across the world, representing hundreds of millions of people, are calling on governments in an open letter to urgently take action to shut down this threat.
Scoop | 29-Jun-2020
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement involves investor - state dispute settlement clauses, which large companies may use ISDS to sue governments for actions they took to stop the spread of the virus.
S2B Network | 25-Jun-2020
We urge you to take immediate action to ensure that the duty of governments to regulate in the public interest is safeguarded and put beyond the scope of ISDS claims.
TNI | 23-Jun-2020
Cómo los abogados se preparan para demandar a los Estados por las medidas tomadas en respuesta al COVID 19.
Collectif Stop Tafta | 23-Jun-2020
Des bureaux d’avocats démarchent des investisseurs privés pour les encourager à poursuivre les pouvoirs publics devant une justice parallèle afin de réclamer des dizaines ou des centaines de millions d’euros d’indemnités.
Seattle to Brussels Network | 15-Jun-2020
Les escribimos hoy para instarles a que tomen la iniciativa de asegurar que los países de todo el mundo no se enfrenten a una ola de demandas por parte de inversores extranjeros a partir del mecanismo de solución de controversias entre inversores y Estados (conocido por su sigla en inglés, ISDS) derivadas de las medidas adoptadas para hacer frente a la pandemia y la crisis económica asociada al COVID-19.
World Commerce Review | 11-Jun-2020
Arbitration cases due to COVID emergency measures would exacerbate the challenges that public budgets are already facing due to the need for stimulus measures and the difficulty in collecting government revenue.
The Hill | 10-Jun-2020
We call for a moratorium on investor-state arbitration cases and clarity of legal principles to ensure that governments have the policy space to protect their citizenry and combat the epidemic.
RTS | 9-Jun-2020
Une vague de plaintes de propriétaires et d’investisseurs étrangers menace de s’abattre sur les Etats, en raison de la fermeture de nombreux sites, commerces ou filiales, s’inquiètent des représentants des Nations unies.
El País | 7-Jun-2020
Estudios jurídicos están alentando a las corporaciones a recurrir a tribunales internacionales para que los Estados se hagan cargo de los efectos negativos causados por la pandemia, invocando la afectación de “derechos” empresariales.

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