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TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept10/01)
3 September 2010
Third World Network

Dear friends and colleagues,

On the eve of UNCTAD’s 2nd World Investment Forum, a group of academic experts on investment law raise serious concerns about ‘the harm done to the public welfare by the international investment regime’. An article summarising the statement from the 37 academics from developed and developing countries is attached. It has a link to the statement which is also available in French, Spanish and Russian.

UNCTAD’s biennial World Investment Forum begins this Monday, 6 September 2010 in Xiamen, China. It is a high-level meeting and will discuss international investment agreements including policy coherence and the impact of international investment agreements on international financial regulation and other policy areas.

The statement by the academic experts includes recommendations to international organisations which work in the area of investment treaties.

A version of this article appeared in SUNS #6991 on Friday 3 September 2010.

With best wishes,
Sanya Reid Smith
TWN

Leading academics voice concerns over investment treaties

 


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