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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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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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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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Press Release of IGJ: It’s not enough by only Increasing the Exports, but the Government is Urged to Improve Trade Policies Structurally

Jakarta, June 18, 2019. Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) considers that it is not enough just to pursue the value of exports by increasing FTAs to improve the condition of Indonesia’s trade balance. This is because the problem of Indonesia’s trade balance deficit is due to structural problems in trade performance that affect the foundation of the national economy in …

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Policy Paper Indonesia for Global Justice June 2019 : Reforming Indonesia’s Trade Policy Under the Threat of Prolonged Deficits

BPS(Statistics Indonesia) recorded Indonesia’s trade balancein the first quarter of 2019, Indonesia had a deficit up to 2.5 billion USD while in 2018 it experienced deficit to 8.5 billion USD, and it is the worst in the history. According to that, will Indonesia experience a more severe trade deficit later this year? Especially in the middle of the current global …

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Investment Disputes Bankrupting The State

Investment Disputes Bankrupting The State By: Rachmi Hertanti, SH., MH Executive Director of Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ)  A recent story of Indonesian Government’s winning over an Indian mining company, India Metal & Ferro Alloys Ltd. (IMFA) on March 29, 2019, continues to attract public attention. Previously, Indonesian Government also affirmed its absolute winning over Rafat Ali Rizvi and Churcill …

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Winning Over IMFA, The Government Must Remain Alert

IGJ Release about IMFA Winning Over IMFA,  The Government Must Remain Alert JAKARTA 3 April 2019. Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) welcomed Indonesia’s victory over the IMFA. However, IGJ requested that the Indonesian Government not be unaware of Indonesia’s victory over India Metal Ferro Alloys (IMFA) at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). This is because the potential of the …

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Civil Society Letter Against Digital Trade Rules in the World Trade Organization (WTO)

April 1, 2019 Dear WTO Members, Technology can stimulate development and help build sustainable livelihoods, but the right policies are essential to ensure that countries, workers and consumers everywhere can benefit. But some countries have declared their intent to rewrite the rules of the global economy, to give giant technology corporations, the largest companies in the world, new “rights” to …

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