EU-US trade deal will ’hang beef sector out to dry’: ICSA

1-Apr-2015The Independent The potential for losses of between €25m and €45m for the beef sector from any trade deal between Europe and the US has provoked a sharp response from the Irish farm organisations.

Key issues

International investment law and the [human right to] land

1-Apr-2015 HIC-HLRNIn many cases, international investment agreements have the purpose and/or effect of hijacking the international human rights system.

Texts of agreements

26-Mar-2015  | TPP - draft investment chapter (2015) Text of 20 Jan 2015 as released by WikiLeaks
24-Mar-2015  | India draft model BIT (2015) Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
10-Mar-2015  | TiSA: EU negotiating mandate (2013) As published by the European Council on 10 March 2015


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Burghard Ilge: One frequently hears the argument that Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) would be needed to prevent "diplomatic" government intervention on