ISDS in numbers

15 December 2017 by Cecilia Olivet , Bettina Müller , Luciana Ghiotto

Impacts of investment arbitration against Latin America and the Carribbean

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are among the most affected by the investment arbitration system worldwide, representing 28.6% of all known investor-state disputes around the world. In particular, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru accounts for 77.3% of the total number of claims against LAC countries. Investors have won in 70% of the cases brought against LAC countries. As a result, LAC States have already had to pay foreign companies 20.6 billion USD, which could cover Bolivia’s budget for health and education for four whole years.

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Author

Bettina Müller

Miembro del Instituto de Estudios y Formación CTA Autónoma, de ATTAC Argentina, y del CADTM AYNA. También participa de la Asamblea Argentina Mejor Sin TLC.


Author

Luciana Ghiotto

Doctora en Ciencias Sociales por la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Es investigadora de FLACSO/RRII. Es miembro de ATTAC Argentina y de la Asamblea “Argentina mejor sin TLC”. Ha participado activamente en la Campaña Continenta-l contra el ALCA. Colaboradora de Transnational Institute (TNI).


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