Extractivism, human rights and ISDS
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June 11th at 10:00am CDT - June 11th at 11:00am CDT

Extractivism, human rights and ISDS: Hard law vs. soft law

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung webinar series Everything up for grabs: The Green New Deal(s) the world needs now continues with a conversation moderated by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Karen Hansen-Kuhn

This webinar will showcase the provisions in free trade and investment agreements that have given rise to an increase in the use of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) through which corporations enforce investment protections on governments, especially in the Global South. We will focus on suits brought by extractive industries over investments that communities are resisting in defense of their territories, environment and human rights. To achieve a renewal of the multilateral system we must overcome the existing and unjust neoliberal model. We will discuss how the neoliberal order has strengthened Hard law to benefit corporate interests, while pushing the belief that international human rights remain in the realms of Soft Law.

Carla García Zendejas, Center for International Environmental Law

Jen Moore, IPS, Associate Fellow

Vidalina Morales, Asociación para el Desarrollo de El Salvador y Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica

Aldo Orellana,Terra Justa – Bolivia,

Moderation: John Cavanagh, IPS, Director



The Green New Deal(s) the world needs now is an ongoing weekly webinar program is hosted by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels officeRosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York officeInstitute for Policy StudiesCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and IATP.