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

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

Trading up for health

January 2019

How to prevent trade deals from undermining health

PDF icon Trading up for health – TJM Briefing 2019

The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal

December 2018

This report highlights the devastating impact of Special Agricultural Business Leases (SABL) land grabs on the people of Papua New Guinea. It also shines a spotlight on the ongoing resistance, led by communities and War on Want’s partner, ACT NOW! and provides comprehensive recommendations calling for immediate action, not only by the PNG government but also various United Nations bodies and other national governments.

PDF icon The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal

UN Binding Treaty Common Position Paper

November 2018

UK Working Group for the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Common Position Paper for UK government/parliamentary advocacy

PDF icon UK Working Group for the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Common Position Paper

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Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: UCL Archeology Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY

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