Resources

ISDS files: Lydian v Armenia

July 2019

Mining company threatened to sue when protestors blockaded a gold mine and government allowed the protest to go ahead

PDF icon ISDS files: Lydian v Armenia

Up Front: The Crisis of Inequality

April 2019

War on Want has always believed that poverty is political: a result of decisions made by powerful governments, corporations, and elites to maintain the status quo for their own benefit. In this edition of Up Front we highlight the crisis of inequality we are currently facing.

PDF icon Up Front Spring 2019.pdf

ISDS files: Chevron v Ecuador

April 2019

CASE NAME:
CHEVRON V ECUADOR

SUMMARY:
US oil firm sued Ecuador after compensation ordered for devastating Amazon oil spill

STATUS:
Chevron won

AT STAKE:
Undisclosed

DETAILS:
Case started 2009 using the US-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty; arbitrators gave their decision September 2018

PDF icon ISDS files: Chevron v Ecuador

The Rivers are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America – updated

April 2019

The vast expansion of British mega-mining in Latin America is displacing communities, destroying ecosystems, costing lives and polluting our planet.

PDF icon The Rivers are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America – updated

Briefing: The case against corporate courts

February 2019

ISDS is an unjust mechanism that should have no place in the UK’s trade and investment policy.

PDF icon The case against corporate courts - Briefing - Feb 2019

ISDS files: Anglian Water v Argentina

February 2019

Water company sued when Argentina froze water prices during a financial crisis

PDF icon ISDS-files-Anglian-Water.pdf

ISDS files: Agro EcoEnergy v Tanzania

February 2019

Sugar plantation investor accused of a land grab is suing after the Tanzanian government took back the land title

PDF icon ISDS files: Agro EcoEnergy v Tanzania

ISDS files: Lone Pine V Canada

February 2019

Oil and gas company suing the Canadian government over a moratorium on fracking in Quebec

PDF icon ISDS files: Lone Pine V Canada

ISDS files: Philip Morris v Australia

February 2019

Tobacco giant sues Australia over plain packaging for cigarettes

PDF icon ISDS files: Philip Morris v Australia

Pages

Filter

Latest news

War on Want and London Mining Network launch joint report exposing greenwashing of mining industry, ahead of Global Climate Strike

16 September 2019 - 12:00pm

The report exposes the mining industry’s greenwashing tactics

Read more

Government challenged to rule out 'corporate courts'

30 July 2019 - 7:30am

Government challenged to rule out ‘corporate courts’ after Brexit, following criticism by influential MPs

  • Trade Committee calls investment rules ‘hugely controversial’ ahead of possible no deal Brexit
  • Armenia is latest country to be threatened, with $2 billion claim by mining company Lydian over Amulsar gold mine
  • New 18-minute documentary charts story of resistance to international mining industry in Amulsar
Read more

Join the conversation

RT : The formidable Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello and have teamed up to create a must-read report exploring why… https://t.co/5XUN4rVPdw 4 hours 52 min ago
RT : 1/8: Resist. Revive. Restore! Today launches 5 *NEW* interactive case studies exploring how c… https://t.co/N6dvtfRup6 9 hours 17 min ago
The mining industry is responsible for over 1/4 of global emissions and destroys critical ecosystems. We expose th… https://t.co/iALJxaf8qA 9 hours 49 min ago