Taken from Facebook
Monitoring Sustainability of GlobalizatioN (MSN) cordially invite you to a book launch entitled: “Rethinking Bilateral Investment Treaties : Critical Issues and Policy Choices”.
The book launch will coincide with a public forum titled Free Trade Agreement, Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and Its Impact on Human Rights.
The event details are as follow :
Date : Saturday, 18 November 2017
Time : 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue : Event Hall, Gerakbudaya
2, Jalan Bukit 11/2, 46200 Petaling jaya, Selangor.
- Kavaljit Singh, book author, researcher at non profit organisation Madhyam and has been focusing on FTA and its impact on developing countries including India.
- Dr. Burghard Ilge, Senior Policy Officer with Both ENDS, an independent non-governmental organization based in Amsterdam
- YB Charles Santiago, DAP Member of Parliament and Chairperson of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
The book brings together the experiences of a variety of countries in managing FTAs and in particular Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
Specifically the speakers will examine how ISDS forces governments to potentially surrender their policy making space, sovereignty of nations to multinational corporations. ISDS has a tendency to undermine the local judicial system.
Malaysia will have an ISDS chapter in all the three major FTAs it is presently negotiating such as the TPPA, RCEP and EU- Malaysia.
The international civil society have been very critical of the ISDS mechanism that allows investors to sue the state through international tribunals. These tribunals are undemocratically appointed and have the power to penalise elected governments for billions if not millions of US dollars.
It’s a pleasure to have book authors Kavaljit Singh and Dr. Burghade Ilge to share their thoughts on Globalization, trade and its impact on Human Rights.
Admission is Free. Please click here https://goo.gl/forms/uV1TP5Td55Ykb6Tp2 to RSVP. Any queries please contact Mr. Ng at the below contact number.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel No. : 0111-0664526
Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation (MSN) is a policy think-and-do-tank based in Kuala Lumpur, MSN provides a platform for activists to put forth new ideas in line with social democratic principles. Focusing on identifying the impact of globalisation on migrant workers, MSN is in touch with regional networks, and also covers areas related to water privatisation, nuclear power plants and tax justice. MSN is also a part of the inter-regional Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) which is a loose coalition of NGOs which work actively on corporate power and reclaiming the social commons.