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ISDS LAWSUIT: WHEN CORPORATION IGNORES STATE SOVEREIGNTY

  The compilation of ISDS Case Stories in Indonesia In order to facilitate foreign investment, pro-investor policies are often enacted by the Government. Starting from implementing low-wage policies, legalizing land grabbing, exploitation of natural resources, to the legalizing investment permits without any environmental impact analysis. However, when there are policies that are considered impede investment, investors could easily defend their …

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Legally Binding Treaty’s Rules Related to Trade and Investment Agreement

A Paper of Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) For the Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights Background This paper position was compiled in response to the revised draft legally binding instrument on business activities and human rights, issued by The Chairman of the OEIGWG in July 2019. The compilation of this …

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People’s resistance to RCEP intensifies, amplifying #NotoRCEP call!

23 September 2019 As governments scramble to save the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement , peoples from Southeast Asia have consolidated their strong opposition to this ambitious and unjust trade and investment agreement Meeting at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples Forum held recently in Thailand under the Convergence Space on Trade, Investment and Corporate Power, peoples’ …

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Joint Statement Indonesia for Global Justice & AFTINET : Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IA CEPA)

Statement from the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and Indonesia for Global Justice opposing investor rights to sue governments in the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IA CEPA) Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) gives additional legal rights foreign investors (rights not available to local investors) to sue governments for millionsin  international tribunals if they can claim that a change in national law or policy …

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Statement of the Asia-Pacific Gathering on Human Rights and Extractives During ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples Forum (ACSC/APF) 2019 Bangkok, Thailand

  Stop The Expansion Extractive Projects   We are communities and organizations all over the Asia-Pacific region who have come together to pursue protection and fulfillment of human rights and challenge destructive mining projects and the extractivist economy. We represent farmers, fishermen,  indigenous  peoples, women, forest-dependent communities, academe, faith-based  groups,  development  partners  and  non-governmental  organisations (NGOs). Several of our members and …

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SAVE THE DATE! WEEK OF PEOPLES MOBILISATION (12-19 OCTOBER 2019) GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

SAVE THE DATE! WEEK OF PEOPLES MOBILISATION 12 – 19 October 2019 2019 WILL BE A DECISIVE YEAR FOR THE BINDING TREATY ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS!  We call to mobilise worldwide on 12th October to denounce Corporate impunity, on the occasion of the Week of Peoples Mobilisation in Geneva JOIN IN TO RECLAIM PEOPLES RIGHTS OVER INVESTORS AND CORPORATE PROFITS …

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Indonesia Australia-CEPA Text Agreement

Australia and Indonesia signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on 4 March 2019. This agreement launches a new chapter in economic relations between Australia and Indonesia. Download >>> IA-CEPA TEXT AGREEMENT 2019 Sources : https://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/not-yet-in-force/iacepa/Pages/indonesia-australia-comprehensive-economic-partnership-agreement.aspx

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RCEP Protecting Investors, Depriving People’s Rights

Press Statement  Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice RCEP Protecting Investors, Depriving People’s Rights Jakarta, August 23, 2019. Civil society coalition for economic justice held a protest rejecting RCEP agreement that’s being negotiated by Indonesia. The coalition sees that RCEP provision will legalize the deprivation of people’s right over their economic justice and will aggressively provide protection and facilitate the …

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IGJ Monitoring Article: Seed Patent Protection in FTA Castrated the Farmers’ Rights

Jakarta, 14th August 2019. The government of Indonesian is aggressively increasing the negotiation of international trade agreements governing seed patents for corporations. In fact, the criminalization of corn breeders in East Java in 2005 is still traumatizing. A similar practice of criminalization is happened again to a farmer in North Aceh Regency this year. The criminalization case was caused by …

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Policy Paper Indonesia for Global Justice, Augustus 2019, Critical Analysis Indonesia-Australia CEPA: “Potential to Increase Imports, Than Exports”

The regression analysis showed that the variable tariff had no effect on the performance of Indonesia’s exports to Australia. So far, Indonesia’s trade barriers to Australia have been influenced by non-tariff measures. The IA-CEPA will surely deepen the trade deficit between Indonesia and Australia from 2014 to 2018, the trend was increased by 50.05% or a deficit of up to …

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