Announcing: The Network for Justice in Global Investment.
In the years since the Democracy Center has continued to work globally to help bring greater justice and more active citizen engagement to the rules of economic globalization. Today we announce a new project that we have been building over the past year with our friends at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington – the Network for Justice in Global Investment.
The Network, involving activist groups and scholars from across the Americas, is aimed at helping us all better understand the world of global investment rules and to provide a platform for debate and campaigns for changing those rules for the better.
Together, the Democracy Center and IPS have just launched a new Web site for the Network. With information in both English and Spanish, the site is a new and valuable tool.
What can you find at http://www.justinvestment.org/?
Join the Debate! An electronic forum on the question, “Dispute Resolution Between Governments and Foreign Investors: Does the Current System Work?” with commentaries ranging from social movement groups to Chevron’s chief lawyer, and others.
Blogs from the Front Lines: Highlighting campaigns for justice in global investment rules from El Salvador, Argentina and more.
Reports and Analyses: In depth examinations of the key issues at the heart of the global debate over international investment rules.
Where are the Battles? A comprehensive list of the current cases around the world where corporations are using international tribunals to pressure governments to weaken environmental and public interest protections.
What’s Coming Next?
· Debate about how the current system should be changed.
· Interviews with government leaders trying to create an alternative system.
· Outreach across the Americas and beyond in the fight to make a more just system.
Join us today by visiting the NJGI Web site and by signing up for ongoing updates.
The NJGI is a joint effort by groups that have been working across Latin America, the U.S. and Canada to battle injustices in international investment agreements through which multinational corporations may sue governments for protecting their people.
Network for Justice in Global Investment Advisory Committee:
Alberto Arroyo, RMALC, México
Angel Ibarra, Unidad Ecológica Salvadoreña, El Salvador
Elyzabeth Peredo and Gisella Villamil, Fundación Solon, Bolivia
Sebastian Valdomir, REDES Amigos de las Tierras, Uruguay
Jeff Conant, Food & Water Watch, United States
Maude Barlow, Council of the Canadians, Canada
David Schneiderman, University of Toronto, Canada
William Waren, Forum on Democracy & Trade, United States
Sarah Anderson and Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies, United States
Jim Shultz, The Democracy Center, Bolivia
Visit the new NJGI Web site today!