This is the title of a fringe session I will be doing at the Green Party Conference at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, at 17.00 on Sat. the 1st March.
The blurb for the session reads:
Inside trade deals like the TTIP between the US and EU are Bilateral Investment Treaties. There are now over 3000 of these treaties. They give corporations the right to sue a nation for “loss of earnings.” The companies sue not in an international court but at a special tribunal. The tribunals trump any and all local and national laws. They meet behind closed doors, their decision is final, there is no appeal and their awards – often in the hundreds of million are internationally enforceable.
They are a threat we need to understand.
I will also, as promised but long overdue, write an article for the blog.
It would be great if any of you wanted to come along. You would be welcome though I think you have to book a visitor ticket.