ITN July 2004

ITN July 22, 2004

In this issue: INVEST-SD Moving North; NAFTA Parties Release Draft Negotiating Texts of Investment Chapter; IISD and Earth Justice submit Post-Hearing brief following Methanex Hearings; Canadian Mining Firm Launches Arbitration Against Venezuela; NGOs Call for World Bank Moratorium on Natural Resources Financing; US- Southern Africa Negotiations Stall; Race-based Affirmative Action an Obstacle?

ITN July 22, 2004

In this issue: Occidental Wins Investment Arbitration Against Ecuador; Ecuador Vows « Appeal »; Enron case at ICSID in partial abeyance; one claim still proceeding; Cargill Challenges Polish Agricultural Quotas at ICSID; Head of NAFTA Arbitration Division Moves Back to Private Sector.

ITN July 2, 2004

In this issue: Chairman of Tribunal Resigns After Dissenting in Investment Arbitration; Canadian Province Rejects Public Auto Insurance; Think-Tank Sees Treaty Chill; UK-based firm pursues Energy Charter Treaty claim against Kyrgyzstan; Latvia to Honor Energy Charter Treaty Award; US Supreme Court Upholds « Alien Torts » Suits Targeting Corporations.